NIB Career Q&A: Nathan Rothstein, President, Project Repat

Nathan_RothsteinNathan Rothstein, President, Project Repat is a panelist for the “Valuing and Securing Funding for your Startup” session at the Net Impact Boston Career Summit on February 21st. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s in store.

What inspired you to pursue a career with positive social or environmental impact?

Businesses should add value to the world, not take it away. A great business offers people a product they want to buy, and creates a supply chain with a mission. I wanted to start a businesses that makes money and creates prosperity along the value chain.

What’s the most interesting/most fun/most challenging aspect of your job?

I like solving problems – we always have logistics problems and are always figuring out ways to make our purchasing process simpler. I also really enjoy thinking of creative ways to get as many people to know about Project Repat as possible – that means using a lot of non-profit skills to create partnerships and listen to customers.

What advice would you give to those looking for a career with a positive social or environmental impact?

Go and work at a non-profit first, learn how they fulfill their mission and then see if you can apply those same standards to the business world.

 Sign up today to come to the Career Summit on February 21st and join the panel  “Valuing and Securing Funding for Your Startup” to hear more from Nathan.

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