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Nicholas Carl Martin is an American technologist, entrepreneur, and educator best known for founding the international organization TechChange.[1][2][3][4] Martin has delivered a number of speeches at the United Nations, the United States Department of State, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on the role of technology in international development, online learning, capacity building and m-learning.[5][6] His work with TechChange has been profiled by the New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Economist.[2][3][7] Martin has also written numerous pieces on e-learning, m-learning, and m-health for multiple organisations, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Guardian, and[8][9][10][11]

Nicholas Carl Martin
Nick Martin at United Nations.jpg
Martin speaking at the United Nations in 2011
OccupationEducator, Technologist
Founder and President of TechChange

Martin is a fellow of PopTech Social Innovation, Ariane de Rothschild, and the International Youth Foundation.[12][13] In 2014, he was runner-up in the Society for International Development’s Rice Award which honors an innovator in the field of international development who is under the age of 32.[14] Martin graduated from Swarthmore College with honors and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and education.[15] Martin also earned a Master of Arts in peace education from The University for Peace.

Prior to founding TechChange, Martin started an award-winning conflict resolution and technology program for Washington, D.C. elementary schools called DCPEACE.[16] As of November 2013, Martin is also an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University and Georgetown University.[17][18]

Martin is the son of William Flynn Martin who is a former United States Deputy Secretary of Energy.


  1. ^ "Technology and Development: Geeks for Good". Feast and famine blog. The Economist. June 27, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Ubiquitous Across Globe, Cellphones Have Become Tool for Doing Good". New York Times. New York Times. November 8, 2013. Retrieved Nov 8, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Best Learning Resources for Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs". Fast Company The $10,000 Social Innovation Degree. Fast Company. September 24, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  4. ^ "Civic Startups Introduce New Technology to Government". PBS NewsHour The Rundown Hour. PBS. July 31, 2012. Retrieved Aug 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Crowdsourcing and Conflict Prevention: Event at the United Nations". International Peace Institute Website. International Peace Institute. November 9, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "Tech@State Serious Games". Tech@State Website. US State Department. May 11, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  7. ^ "When and How to Scale: DC Startup at a CrossRoads". Forbes. Forbes. May 27, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "5 Tools for Building a Next-Generation 'Hybrid' Class Website". Profhacker. Chronicle of Higher Education. May 20, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "What's Holding Back Mobile Phones for Education?". Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog. Stanford Social Innovation Review. February 11, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  10. ^ "Youth Unemployment: Can Mobile Technology Improve Employability?". Global Development Professionals Network. The Guardian. February 26, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  11. ^ "Reflections from the 2012 mHealth Summit for Smarter Public Health". Dowser blog. January 3, 2013. Archived from the original on February 14, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  12. ^ "Pop!Tech Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2013". Pop!Tech Website. Pop!Tech. September 19, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  13. ^ "Ariane de Rothschild Fellows 2014". Ariane de Rothschild Website. Rothschild Foundation. July 15, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  14. ^ Raphaelson, Katherine (June 17, 2014). "Innovator for India's Poor Diana Jue Receives 2014 Andrew E. Rice Award" (PDF) (Press release). Society for International Development: Society for International Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 13, 2014. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  15. ^ "Nick Martin '04 Leads the Way for New Swat Entrepreneurs". Swarthmore College Bulletin. Swarthmore College. January 13, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  16. ^ "International Youth Foundation Global Fellows". International Youth Foundation Website. International Youth Foundation. January 3, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  17. ^ "Part-time and Adjunct Faculty". Elliott School Of International Affairs website. George Washington University. March 5, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
  18. ^ "Part-time and Adjunct Faculty". Georgetown University website. Georgetown University. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2016.

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