Author: Hadi Eldebek
Hadi Eldebek is a musician, educator, and cultural entrepreneur. For over 10 years, Hadi has been immersed in the sectors of arts, culture and education, working with prominent individuals and institutions like Yo-Yo Ma's Silkroad Ensemble, Harvard Graduate School of Education, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, TED, Disney World Imagineering and more.
As an entrepreneur, he founded two cultural startups, GrantPA and Circle World Arts. The startups have attracted the support of Yo-Yo Ma, Alicia Adams (Kennedy Center), Nicholas Chbat (Philips Research North America), and Kristy Jung (Department of Education). Both startups have been selected as breakthrough ideas to join the TED Residency Incubator. Hadi's TED Talk about the importance of funding the arts and artists has gained over 1,000,000 views so far.