Iris Lapinski

Founder and CEO of Apps for Good

Iris is the founder and CEO of Apps for Good. Apps for Good is a technology education non-profit aiming to grow the next generation of problem solvers by working with educators, technology industry volunteers and offering course content on apps, IoT and machine learning. Since 2010 Apps for Good has reached over 140,000 young people primarily in the UK, Portugal and the US. In 2012 the Observer and Nesta named Iris as one of Britain's 50 New Radicals for her work with Apps for Good. Iris has a background in commercial digital media and telecoms consulting, and running business planning and strategy projects, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East for Ovum. She dropped out of an electronic engineering degree but then completed a undergraduate degree in cultural studies in Germany and a master’s degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics. She sits on the board of trustees of the TuaRes Foundation investing in girls education in Burkina Faso, and is an advisor to Design Club, a new social enterprise aimed at helping children and young people become design thinkers.