Management of Organizations

Expert on leadership and change; creator of "Becoming a Changemaker" course


Alex Budak is a social entrepreneur and professional faculty member at Berkeley Haas. Budak created and teaches a transformative course called “Becoming a Changemaker,” and is Executive Director of the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program. He co-founded and now advises the social enterprise StartSomeGood.com, which has helped over 1,000 changemakers in 50 countries raise over $10 Million USD.

Prior to joining Berkeley Haas, Budak ran Scandinavia’s leading incubator and helped Change.org raise $30M from impact investors. He’s written about leadership for FastCompany and The Guardian and lectured on social entrepreneurship in venues ranging from the White House to the World Bank to Cambodia to Ukraine to the Arctic Circle.

He has an MPP from Georgetown and a BA from UCLA, and also received UCLA’s 2017 Recent Alumnus of the Year award.


Expertise and Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Change and Transformation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Social Innovation