Founder, The Working World
Brendan Martin holds a Ph.D. in computer science. In 2004, after working over ten year in a Wall Street firm, he sold his shares in the company and moved to Argentina where he created La Base (The Basis), a microfinance institution. The Basis provides small loans to groups of workers operating cooperatives or small businesses in order to help them expand their ventures, create jobs, and stimulate economic growth. Brendan Martin has been an Ashoka fellow since 2009.