CEO, One of Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, Only 2x Recipient of TIME Best Inventions of the Year, Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year
Not Impossible Labs
Named by Fortune magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, a recipient of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award and listed as one of the world’s most influential creative people by The Creativity 50, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. As a career producer and filmmaker, now founder and CEO of Not Impossible Labs, Mr. Ebeling harvests the power of technology to change the world.
Mr. Ebeling founded Not Impossible on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of “commit, then figure it out” allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers and thinkers to create devices that improve the world by bringing accessibility for all. This approach has generated highly acclaimed initiatives, bringing the ability to draw back to a paraplegic street artist, crafting 3D-printed arms for Sudanese amputees, giving a voice to an ALS patient who hadn’t spoken in 15 years, and developing wearables that allow both deaf and hearing people to feel music in a “surround body” experience.
Since its inception as an innovative technology incubator, Not Impossible has also spun off two independent companies—Bento, a simple text-based service that addresses food insecurity, and Vyb Life, a wearable medical device company focused on mitigating the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and currently in clinical trials in both the U.S. and EU.
Mr. Ebeling pushes the bar on innovation and shares emotionally resonating stories of using technology and creativity to make an impact. His book, Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done, recounts the life experiences that led to the founding of Not Impossible. Published in a multitude of languages, the book was hailed as “a unique and inspiring tale of brave abandon” by Nicholas Negroponte.
Named one of Wired’s Agents of Change, a two-time SXSW innovation of the year award winner, a two-time Tribeca Disruptor innovation winner, and a fellow with The Nantucket Project, Ebeling is on a mission to provide technology for the sake of humanity, making the inconceivable, the unbelievable and the impossible Not Impossible.
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM CT
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT