Started at State – Catherina Gomes
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.
January 27’s speaker is Catherina Gomes. Cathy is 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, a social impact start-up that 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 NCSU student, alumna, and the journey of how 700 Rivers started 4 years ago, almost failed, pivoted, and is now a growing company!
Event starts at 6 p.m. The talk is expected to take about 25 minutes with a live Q&A after. Feel free to come with questions!
Open to NC State Students and public. Please RSVP below to receive the zoom webinar link to attend.