Prasoon Kumar is the founder and CEO of billionBricks, a non-profit enterprise with a vision to end homelessness. He has always been passionate about problem solving, and creating socially equitable and environmentally conscious designs that play an essential role in poverty alleviation. Krumar designed winterHYDE, a life saving shelter to save lives amongst homeless communities living in cold regions of the world. Prasoon graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a M.A. in urban and environmental planning and an Outstanding Graduate Award for year 2005. He received his Bachelors in Architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, India.

Venture: winterHYDE is a life-saving shelter that protects homeless and displaced communities living in cold regions around the globe. It is a fully-insulated, lightweight shelter that provides privacy and protection from the elements for a family of five. winterHYDE is designed to be installed within 15 minutes without tools or anchoring.