Dollars and Sense: Perfecting the One-for-One Model

Wednesday, July 22
3:15PM - 4:15PM
Bellagio Raphael 2
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd


Matt Saperstein
This Bar Saves Lives - Dir of Digital


Ravi Patel
This Bar Saves Lives - Co-Founder


In the past few years, it has become a trend among entrepreneurs to integrate social impact into for-profit business models. Yet, for every social enterprise success story, there is another of failure, indicating that the marriage of 'doing good' and 'doing well' as a business is far from seamless. Todd Grinnell and Ravi Patel are two founders of This Bar Saves Lives - a company that uses its gourmet granola bars to fund the provision of lifesaving food supplements to malnourished children abroad. In this session, Todd and Ravi will discuss the c hallenges of the popularized "one-for-one" model, and address the criticisms often faced by brands based on this model. Drawing on their experience as successful social entrepreneurs of a one-for one company, Ravi and Todd will equip participants with an understanding of what it takes to succeed financially while simultaneously contributing to significant social change.

Event Type:
Core Conversation
Product Development and Execution
impact start-up social entrepreneurship

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