Elliot Kotek

Founder & CEO
The Nation Of Artists

Elliot is a social innovator with degrees in Law, Science and Storytelling. He’s obsessed with collaborating to create content and campaigns to help real people in real need, and then utilizing brands to amplify those stories.

Elliot co-founded Not Impossible Labs and produced Project Daniel, which sent a team to Sudan to 3D-print prosthetic limbs for a boy who'd lost both his arms in a bomb blast, which enabled him to feed himself for the first time in 2 years. The project, backed by Intel and Precipart, was heralded for establishing the world's first 3D printing prosthetics lab.

Together with his work as founder and CEO of The Nation of Artists – which includes the multi-award-winning feature documentary “Queen Mimi” (featuring Zach Galifianakis) and the first ever user-generated feature film “140” – Elliot’s films, magazines and branded advertising work have generated more than a billion media impressions, have been featured by hundreds of outlets internationally and have been honored with Cannes Lions, Clios and other major awards for creativity, innovation and cause marketing.

Australia's Monash University recently recognized Elliot with its Distinguished Alumni Award, and he will be spending part of 2016 at Kellogg School of Management in Chicago as the recipient of this year's Kellogg Innovation Network Fellowship.