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Prasoon Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, billionBricks

Prasoon is an urban planner and architect with over 10 years of international design experience with his work spanning Asia, United States, Africa and Australia.

In 2013, he co-founded billionBricks, a non-profit design studio which innovates shelter solutions with a vision to end homelessness in the world. He leads multidisciplinary team, engages with communities and stakeholders to provide for high quality shelters to the poorest communities creation opportunities for them to emerge out of poverty. Since its founding, bB has rehabilitated more than 1,800 homeless through its work.

Chosen as one of Urban Land Institute's 40 under 40, his weatherHYDE shelter received global recognition when Ashton Kutcher, American actor and investor shared it on social media including A* Design Award. He received Outstanding Graduate Award in 2005.