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.
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!
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.
On March 14, the Heller Net Impact team organized a very successful social entrepreneurship panel discussion. The panelists talked about how they got started, their inspirations, passions, successes, failures and lessons learned. Video from the panel discussion has been embedded below. It comes highly recommended from the Heller Net Impact team!
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
Pizza and dessert will be served!