March 7, 2010 | By EWBGR |
DISCLAIMER: This event is NOT hosted by EWB-Grand River or any affiliate and has been posted only as a service to the greater community. This posting does not imply in any way EWB’s endorsement of the event or information presented.
March 18th, 2010 – 5:00pm to 6:30pm
295 Hagey Blvd. – 1st Floor
Free (Registration required)
Hot off the ‘heels’ of hosting EWB’s own George Roter, on March 18th, 2010, Capacity Waterloo Region is presenting Tal Dehtiar – the founder of Oliberté – as part of their Change Agent Series, which highlights the stories and strategies of social entrepreneurs whose ideas are making change.
Oliberté, based in Oakville, ON, is the first company to market premium urban-casual footwear exclusively made in Africa. To Oliberté and its founder, Africa is “more than just poverty” with their product demonstrating Africa’s “pride, power and liberty”.
Dehtiar will be coming to Waterloo to share his stories – including surviving CBC’s the Dragon’s Den – and business strategies for building his social venture. Also the co-founder of MBAs Without Borders, he believes you can create change – and help build lives – through a for-profit model such as employed with his company. Tal is a recipient of the 2004 Global Trader Award, the 2005 Arch Award, and a nominee for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
About Capacity Waterloo Region
Capacity Waterloo Region is a five-year pilot project to fuel social innovation. We’re working toward a future where a vibrant, resilient non-profit community is strengthened by leaders from all sectors working together to leverage resources and cultivate a social innovation “center of excellence” here in our region.