Social Entrepreneur Who Serves Humanity Through Technology
Jim Fruchterman is a former rocket scientist who founded two leading optical character recognition companies, and has since developed successful social enterprises. His life focus has been in using the power of technology to serve humanity and in particular, people with disabilities. Today, Fruchterman runs Benetech, a nonprofit organization that develops technology for education, human rights, and environmental conservation communities. He is a MacArthur Fellow and has received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.