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September 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00pm – 2:00 pm
Ross School of Business
Former Silicon Valley venture capitalist, John Denniston and Tony Salas (former undersecretary of Agriculture for Peru) are coming to the University of Michigan to give a talk on the genesis of Shared-X, “A for-profit impact company.” Shared-X is a partnership formed between Denniston and Salas to find novel ways to develop rural agriculture in developing countries to achieve 3 goals: “generate attractive financial returns for our customers, lift people out of extreme poverty and deploy sustainable agricultural techniques to a region of the world that has rarely seen them.”