"" Tim Coates: About Tim

About Tim

Tim works at the intersection of business, leadership and social innovation. He lives in Hartford and is currently a reSET Fellow, helping with strategy and programming to increase social enterprise activity in the economy.

He is the co-founder of 21inc, an “action tank” building a community of entrepreneurial leaders with some of Atlantic Canada’s most promising young people under age 35. He served as Executive Director of 21inc from 2006 to 2011. Under his leadership, 21inc developed into a highly respected and dynamic regional institution. Tim designed and hosted three advanced leadership experiences, attracting hundreds of applications. He curated two successful pan-Atlantic Ideas Festivals, built 21inc’s consulting practice and formed national partnerships with leading public and private sector organizations.

The highlight video of the 21inc Ideas Festivala bilingual Festival (hence 
the French and English).

In 2010 he was recognized by Progress Magazine as “People We Love,” and one of New Brunswick’s 20 top innovators. A frequent speaker and writer on leadership and social innovation, his writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The MarkNews.com, The Daily Gleaner and The Telegraph Journal. He was selected from hundreds of applicants in 2007 as an Action Canada Fellow, a national leadership program. 
From 2007 - 2011 he was an Adjunct Professor at St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick, teaching classes in economics, entrepreneurship and public policy.

In 2007, Tim completed a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has BA with First Class Honors in economics from St. Thomas University.

Other work experiences include community economic development in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, helping launch a Community Development Corporation. He has authored studies on regional economic development and refugee policy, and worked in India with the International Development Research Center, completing a quantitative analysis of the Center’s micro-finance projects in Rajasthan.

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