Elliot Kotek

Title
Chief of Content & Co-Founder
Company
Not Impossible
Bio
The co-founder and content chief of Not Impossible, and editor-in-chief of www.NotImpossibleNow.com, Elliot has become a recognizable figure in taking stories based in the sphere of science and technology, and ensuring that they are not only accessible, but that they serve to inspire. By utilizing crowd-sourcing to crowd-solve healthcare issues, Not Impossible aims to provide low-cost and DIY solutions, and to enable high-tech devices to reach people in need all over the world. Not Impossible is disrupting the status quo of accessibility by creating a sustainable cycle where collaboration inspires innovation, and content compels action. Not Impossible projects include: - Project Daniel: 3D Printing Prosthetic Limbs for Children of War Torn Sudan; - The Brainwriter - a prototype EEG sensor and eye-tracking device that enables those with ALS and other locked-in syndromes to create and communicate; and - Don's Voice - a love story; and - Robot Walker - A Walk: Not Impossible Initiative to help kids with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions develop a regular gait. A former attorney in Australia and New York, Elliot holds a Law Degree, a BSc in Pharmacology & Toxicology, studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York and completed UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting. He’s the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema magazine, the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures magazine and Celebs.com, and has written for publications as diverse as The Hollywood Reporter, Flaunt, Distinction for the LA Times, and GQ and Details' Style.com, and he delivers a fortnightly report on ABC Radio Australia to an est. 1 million listeners. The feature documentary “140," which Elliot co-produced, is the first ever user-generated film made utilizing social-media. ”Little Larry,” which Elliot wrote, received a Directors Guild of Canada nomination, "Raise My Hands," a tribute to Nelson Mandela, played at dozens of festivals across four continents and current productions include the documentary "Queen Mimi" about a homeless 89-year-old and her unlikely friendship with actor Zach Galifianakis. Elliot's honors include 3 Cannes Lion Awards (including the Titanium Lion), 2 One Show Awards, 3 Maggie Awards, 2 AICP Awards for Cause Marketing, 2 Telly Awards, TEDMED's The Hive, SxSW Innovation Award, Nominet Trust 100, a Clio Award, a Design of the Year nomination and NYU's Craft Award. He has given keynote presentations to NxNE, SxSW, SIGGRAPH, Techweek LA and the UP Experience, has spoken at Grey Advertising, various universities including UCLA's Anderson School of Management, and gave a commencement address to the Global Challenges students of Australia's Monash University.