Our very best former fellow Patrick “Patch” Dulay recently won the Professional Fellows Program Alumni Impact Award for making a lasting impact on his community after participating in the Professional Development Program. Patch is the Founder and CEO of Spark Machine Innovations, Inc. He built The Spark Project, an online community and crowdfunding platform, to support and connect Filipino entrepreneurs. Since its founding in 2013, The Spark Project has raised over $100,000 to support over 60 projects. In the past two years, Patch has gained significant recognition in the global community for his leadership, business development, advocacy, and mentorship.
During his placement at the San Diego-based Center for International Development, Patch used his creative eye and technical expertise to lead the development of an online platform dedicated to eradicating poverty. This experience allowed Patch to connect with other young leaders from all over the world and broaden his worldview. “The world seems a lot smaller now knowing that I have friends across the globe,” Patch says.