Esther Dyson

Executive Founder, Wellville; Investor

Esther Dyson is executive founder of Wellville, a ten-year nonprofit project devoted to demonstrating how investing in community health can return profits to investors and health to participants and communities. She’s the lead for Muskegon County, MI, one of five communities Wellville advises, and is involved in policy and fundraising. An investor, trained cosmonaut, and member of many boards, Dyson invests in and nurtures start-ups with a focus on health, human capital, and aerospace. She founded HICCup (Health Initiative Coordinating Council), was founding chairman of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), and wrote the best-seller Release 2.0: A Design for Living in the Digital Age.

Videos/Audio of Esther Dyson

A healthy community is characterized not only by the absence of illness but by attributes that promote well-being and... See more
It takes resources and risk-takers to drive innovation. With public-sector funding extremely tight even for traditional... See more
The problem with prevention is that when it works, no one really notices. Though perhaps not as sexy as heroic medicine... See more