This will mark the 8th edition of our Social Entrepreneurs to watch for list. If you would like to check out the previous years of social entrepreneurs you can view them below.

Over the past seven years I’ve had the great pleasure of speaking with over 600 social entrepreneurs around the world while running Causeartist. It has been a tremendous journey and absolute pleasure to watch many of these startups grow into companies and scale without losing their focus on impact.

Of course, these are not all the amazing people around the world doing spectacular things in their respective fields. These particular social entrepreneurs are just the ones that stood out to me over the past year.

  1. Ruben Harris – Career Karma. Over the past couple of years, Ruben has worked with academics, organizers, politicians, and union leaders at Hustle, Honor and AltSchool focused on improving their personalized outreach, healthcare and education.Ruben began his technology career working in Partnerships and Sales after writing a viral blog post called Breaking Into Startups about how he moved to San Francisco without a job and landed a position 3 weeks later.
  2. Robert Luo – Mi Terro.Robert Luo is the founder of Mi Terro, a biotech company that creates protein fiber from milk waste. It has the potential to revolutionize two of the largest industries in the world.Robert first came face to face with the massive issue of dairy waste during a visit to his uncle’s dairy farm in China, where he discovered buckets and buckets of spoiled milk.

Read the full list of up and coming social entrepreneurs at Causeartist.