Isaac Holeman


Isaac Holeman
Member since:
09 Jan, 2009


Isaac Holeman is a designer-researcher striving for global health equity. As an ethnographer and cofounder of the non-profit tech company Medic Mobile, his work is about seeing through the eyes of the poor and marginalised and responding pragmatically. Medic Mobile received a Skoll award in 2014, and Isaac is an Echoing Green fellow, an inductee of the Better World by Design hall of fame, and he has been featured twice in Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 social entrepreneurs under the age of 30. He remains active as a designer at Medic Mobile, while pursuing research projects as a fellow of the University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Academy and as a Gates Cambridge Scholar in innovation, strategy and organization studies. You can read more about his projects and get in touch at his website,


Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Academic
  • Administrator (CEO, COO, President, Executive)
  • Information Technology Professional


  • Medic Mobile
  • University of Cambridge, Judge Business School
  • University of Edinburgh

Work Location(s)

  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • United Kingdom


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish