Jacob Fohtung

Jacob Fohtung

Entrepreneur, Consultant & Co-Founder Impactful Ideas
Bio

Jacob Fohtung is an entrepreneur, consultant and co-founder of Impactful Ideas.

His passion working with entrepreneurial minds began when he attended an annual hackathon held at MIT media Lab called GrandHack in April 2014. A hackathon is a 24 to 72 hours’ innovation marathon wherein individuals of various disciplines and backgrounds come together to build products that will mitigate a specific problem from healthcare to education within their community. This hackathon focused on bringing together experts from multiple fields to address problems within the United States healthcare system and beyond. After participating in many more hackathons, He was in awe of the interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity that occurred in these settings. Importantly, the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit spurred during these events was contagious, and this had a significant role to play in the conceptualization and creation of Impactful Ideas.