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Tuesdays With: Sisu Global Health - International Social Ventures

  • GR Current 234 Division Ave N Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Most Americans think about Africa as a place solely for charity. But as the world becomes more interconnected with communications and travel, perceptions and realities are changing rapidly. Blended value companies seeking to make profit and impact are playing a major role in this scene.  Sisu Global Health will delve into their business in Africa and how they intend to change the world’s healthcare systems.

This session will involve about 30 minutes of talk with breakout conversations following.

  • Blended Value: How to weigh profit with impact
  • Insight: into the African healthcare scene
  • Support: How does GR support blended value companies

Carolyn Yarina is the CEO and Co-founder of Sisu Global Health, a medical technology company for the developing world. She runs the strategic vision of this blended value company. Carolyn has experience with both non-profit and for-profit ventures, both domestic and abroad, including Halliburton, Embrace Innovations and her past non-profit CentriCycle. She will be joined by her co-founders, Gillian Henker and Katie Kirsch, for the breakout sessions.

Earlier Event: January 8
SBDC: Starting a Business (Webinar)
Later Event: January 13
CEO Club Meeting