Jesse Levin is the Founder of Tactivate, a social impact venture that meshes principals from disaster response, Special Operations veteran and entrepreneurial ecosystems, to create new ventures and to carry out disaster readiness and response efforts around the world. Jesse has served as an Executive, and Co-Founder of a venture backed business, Brooklyn Boulders and has co-created and launched internationally acclaimed concepts from Active Collaborative Workspaces, to the countries first pop-up outdoor survival training bar. Jesse has served in a voluntary capacity to help NGO’s scale, including Team Rubicon in its formative years as the first Corporate Development and Partnerships lead. Levin currently serves on the Leadership team of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.
Through Tactivate Jesse has led expeditionary entrepreneurial disaster readiness and response deployments from Haiti to the Philippines and throughout Latin America. Jesse’s work with Tactivate has been featured in media outlets including CNN, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, The New York Times and FastCo. Jesse continues to invest in and launch startups, support NGOs, and frequently speaks and teaches on the topic of entrepreneurial approaches to community capacity building in both disaster response and the private sector.