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Esther Dyson

Founder, The Way to Wellville

Chairman, EDventure

Esther Dyson(@edyson on twitter) is chairman of EDventure Holdings. Most recently, she founded HICCup (Health Initiative Coordinating Council,, dedicated to fostering and measuring the impact of critical-density health programs. HICCup has just launched its contest - the Way to Wellville - to highlight the US community that can most improve its overall health over five years - "Five places, five metrics, five years!"

Overall, she is fascinated by new business models, new technologies and new markets (both economic and political). From October 2008 to March of 2009, she lived in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, training as a backup cosmonaut.

Apart from this brief sabbatical, she is a director for a variety of companies, including 23andMe, Eventful, Luxoft (LXFT), Meetup, NewspaperDirect, PA Consulting, Personal Inc,, Voxiva (the company behind in the US and Russia), XCOR Aerospace and Yandex (YNDX).