Scott Brills, 29

Scott BrillsScott is a serial entrepreneur and world traveler, having traveled to forty countries on six continents (all seven as of 2012 with the inclusion of Australia). Besides travel, his passion is in creating businesses, helping others achieve their entrepreneurial dreams, and giving back to those less fortunate whenever the chance arises.

In 2009 Scott and a friend drove a beat-up Geo Metro 10,000 miles from Detroit to Mongolia to raise money to assist in building a kindergarten. Well, that was the plan at least. After numerous breakdowns and much bad luck, they broke down next to the Afghan border and had to hitchhike eight hours back the way they came. They then had to take a twenty hour taxi ride back to the capital, Dushanbe. Then they waited a week for a plane out of the country, only to get stuck in Kazakhstan for another week. Scott continued on alone through Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express, eventually reaching his destination of Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Shortly thereafter he ran an impromptu marathon in the Gobi Desert with zero training or experience. The highlights were captured in an 18-page cover story in Rotarian magazine in May 2010. Two years later Scott and a different friend drove a broken auto-rickshaw 2,000 miles across India and Nepal, again for charitable purposes.
 
2012 finds Scott and a few others, including some other Detroit-area entrepreneurs, supporting an HIV/AIDS orphanage in Ethiopia by raising donations before driving 15,000 miles from London to Cape Town, South Africa.
Scott finances his wanderlust by developing web sites and consulting on a wide range of Internet and technology-related topics through his company, mSeven, which he founded in 2002. He has been a member of Rotary International since 2008, and is currently president of the West Bloomfield club. In 2010 he was named Outstanding Michigander of the Year by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.
 
Scott is also currently working on starting a sustainable safari company in Tanzania, Pamoja Safaris.