Palo Alto Online’s “First Person” Interview with Jim Fruchterman

By Benetech, posted on

Our neighbors at Palo Alto Online have featured our CEO, Jim Fruchterman, in their “First Person” video series. The series includes one-on-one interviews with locals who are making a difference in the community.

In the conversation, Jim describes the journey that led him from studying engineering at Cal Tech to the founding of Benetech. He also talks about how while most companies focus on developing technology that will generate big profits, Benetech, as a nonprofit, focuses on developing technology for social good. This, Jim notes, is what makes Benetech unique:

“Most nonprofits start around social issues [… ] For us the social cause is technology, and we’re looking for whatever technology can make a really big difference for the greater good of society.”

You can watch the interview below, or visit Palo Alto Online to get a summary!