CAMBRIDGE, MA– The American India Foundation and TiE-Boston have teamed up to host a talk by social entrepreneur Anshu Gupta, founder and director of Goonj and the 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Award winner, on Monday, July 11, in Cambridge, MA.
Popularly known as the Clothing Man, Gupta has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of India’s most powerful rural entrepreneurs. Starting as a freelance journalist, Gupta left a corporate job in 1998 and founded Goonj with a mission to make clothing a matter of concern for the development sector.
Under his leadership, Goonj has taken the menacing growth of urban waste and used it efficiently as a tool to trigger large-scale rural development. Gupta is an Ashoka Fellow and recipient of the Schwab Foundation “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” Award in 2012.
His talk will be held on Monday at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at East Arcade, located at 1 Main St in Cambridge. The event is free to TiE members and students. There is a fee of $20 for non-members.
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