Brett Hagler


Brett Hagler is the CEO and a Co-Founder of New Story – a nonprofit that pioneers solutions to build thriving communities around the world.

Brett is a cancer survivor, author, speaker, Y Combinator alum, and 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur. In 2017, New Story was named by Fast Company as one of the “Most Innovative Companies In The World,” and Brett was named one of the Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs in 2018.

After reviving a lost Christian faith, and making a 180 in his life, Brett took a trip to Haiti and met families living in the type of slums that New Story is now on a mission to transform.

That on-ground experience, frustration with traditional charity methods, and his background as a former venture-backed founder connected the dots to create New Story shortly after his 25th birthday.

Brett writes about entrepreneurship, leadership and New Story’s journey on LinkedIn. For fun, he oddly enjoys doing burpees and CrossFit early in the morning.

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