Kristin Coates

Kristin Coates
Executive Director, LAUNCH

As Executive Director of LAUNCH, Kristin is dedicated to systems transformation through social entrepreneurship, sustainable business, and fostering cross-sector collaboration.  Founded in 2009 by Nike, NASA, U.S.AID and the US State Department, LAUNCH has accelerated over 100 innovators that have attracted over $100 million in direct funding, and have generated over $500 million in market value.   Kristin uses experience design, systems thinking, and the power of connection to create a circular society at the local, national, and global level.    Kristin lives with her husband and son in San Francisco.