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Started at State with Catherina Gomes of 700 Rivers

January 27, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


NC State has lead to many incredible new businesses, and we want to share those stories with you! This entrepreneurship speaker series features NC State alum and faculty business founders and innovators, who we’ve invited to share their inspirational stories with our community of students, entrepreneurs, and those curious to see what it takes to make a new business. This event is great for anyone looking to learn more about unconventional career paths in entrepreneurship, startup challenges, and our local trailblazers who Started at State.

Our first speaker this spring semester is Catherina Gomes,  a chemical engineer and entrepreneur always focused on creating a positive impact in the world. Growing up as a first-generation immigrant and among the first women in her family to go to university, Cathy uses her education and her passion to create 700 Rivers. This social impact start-up empowers Bangladeshi artisans that have escaped human trafficking to get a fresh start in life with dignified jobs and fair wages. Cathy will be talking about her time as an NC State student, alumna, and the journey of how 700 Rivers started four years ago, almost failed, pivoted, and is now a growing company!

The talk is expected to take about 25 minutes followed with a live Q&A.

Open to NC State Students and the public.



January 27, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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