Join us in welcoming Adam Vitarello ‘05, Founder and President of Optoro; Karla Gallardo '05, Co-founder of Cuyana; and Dawn King, Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society (IBES) for a discussion on sustainable venture creation. Dawn King will lead the discussion to help these founders and entrepreneurs share how they are changing the future of sustainability when it comes to innovative business models, supply chain, and product development in the fashion and retail industry.
Optoro is a platform that solves the problem of retail returns which are painful for customers, retailers and the planet, generating over 5 billion pounds of landfill waste each year. Cuyana is a B2C company that encourages customers to purchase fewer but better-quality pieces that they will love and treasure for years to come. They produce responsibly, support customers in the repair and care of the items, and extend the product life through the Lean Closet program.
The event is co-sponsored by the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and the Institute at Brown for Environment & Society.