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Ted Fellows Friday - Meet Nina Tandon

Fellows Friday is a weekly series on the TED Blog that profiles one TED Fellow each week. We have asked the Fellows to answer our question below to share their knowledge and advice with other social entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers who are coming up with big ideas that can change the world. Read past Fellows' answers here.

Using electrical signals to grow cells, TED Fellow Nina Tandon hopes to one day grow whole organs for transplant use.

Question: There are many aspiring social entrepreneurs out there who are trying to take their passion and ideas to the next level. What is one piece of advice you would give to them based on your own experiences and successes?

Answer: Work your idea into every conversation you have, because you never know who can help. A project some of my colleagues and I are working on is a girls' science summer camp in India. In my experience, you may even have to end up turning people down, because people get so excited about what you're doing. Keep it on the surface.

The other piece of advice is kind of the same: live your mission. Be on your best behavior. If you believe in goodness, then live goodness. And when you're talking about your good project it, will be authentic.

Read the rest of Nina's answers here.

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