A New Year for Heller Net Impact!

Welcome to the Heller chapter of Net Impact!

We have kicked off this year by planning several events for the next year, and elected our officers to help with planning and operations for these exciting events.

Please welcome our new officers:

Co-Presidents: Kalee Ijames and Pallavee Panchal

Vice President: Melanie Morris

Events Chairs: Alex Smith, Andrea Hayes, Lauren Kayserman, and Meadow Didier

Communication Chairs: Jamie Hennick and Becca Sliwoski

Marketing: Dan McConvey and Lisa Thirer

Our First Event

On Thursday, November 6th, Rohit Kumar, founder of Brush With Bamboo, held a Skype talk with Heller’s Net Impact. As the founder of a company that created the first bamboo, nearly 100% biodegradable toothbrush in America, he spoke of his passion for undoing the American dependence on plastic. After a short story about his desire for an eco-friendly toothbrush, and being unable to locate one in his local health food store, Rohit set out on a journey to make connections, network with the right people, and build a production chain that brings his bamboo toothbrushes to select stores in the US. He spoke to Net Impact about the challenges he faced while building his idea into a company, getting it off the ground, promoting his product, and ultimately all the daily challenges he faces in keeping his product on the market and expanding his customer base. Rohit’s dream for Brush With Bamboo is to bring production to the US, build a 100% biodegradable toothbrush, and bring prices down so everyone can afford this better alternative to synthetic plastic toothbrushes.

Takeaway: Get started on your dream and don’t let imperfection keep you down.

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Heller Net Impact Club has a new Leadership team!

After a year of great events, connections, and professional development opportunities, the leadership team is excited to pass the torch to a new team of leaders!

The new team comprises of:

  • Co-Presidents: Laura Rooney and Annie Moore
  • Events: Brian Meehan and Sena Goka
  • Communications: Abigail Rothberg and Kristen Devoucoux
  • Marketing: Gabriel Malseptic

We hope the new team will be able to  make great strides in promoting sustainability in business as well as in generating awareness about Net Impact among the Heller community. We also hope that they have as much fun as we had during the whole process!

 The outgoing Hellet Net Impact 2011-2012 team congratulates the 2012-2013 leadership team! All the Best!

Meeting Energy & Coolelectrification Needs in India Using Sustainable Development Principals

The Heller Net Impact team  and the Heller Career Center invites you to our first Fall 2012 event, Meeting Energy & Coolelectrification Needs in India Using Sustainable Development Principals on October 15, 12.15 – 1.15 pm.

Promethean Power Systems is a social enterprise that designs and manufactures rural refrigeration systems for commercial cold-storage. Their focus is mainly off-grid and partially electrified areas of developing countries. Come join the Heller Net Impact team and find out how the organization is achieving success by utilizing sustainable development principals.

Success Across Sectors

Heller Net Impact and Heller Career Center invites you to our upcoming career talk “Success Across Sectors”. Meet Stephan Chan of The Boston Foundation. He comes with years of experience working at nonprofits, for profits and governmental organizations and will share about the skills that have helped him transition from one sector to another.

“Success Across Sector”
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
12.30 to 1.30
Heller G2

Pizza and dessert will be served!

Social Entrepreneurship Panel:

“Leveraging Business for Social Change”

Wednesday, March 14
12.15 pm – 1.45 pm
Room G3, Heller School

The panelists are:

  • Siiri Morley – Founding Partner, Prosperity Candle
  • Jeanne Dasaro – Co-Founder, The New Prosperity Initiative
  • Ross Lohr – Co-Founder, Repat
  • Erin Anderson – Director of Community Development, GoLocal Metro Boston
  • HeatherJean MacNeil – Founder, Proxy Apparel