Workbench at The Grove: Building an Impact Business

Workbench At The Grove

On Thursday, September 29th Soap Hope Co-Founder Salah Boukadoum will be the featured speaker for [email protected]’s summer series.  

Boukadoum will share nuts and bolts advice for current and aspiring social entrepreneurs, share a vision of Dallas as the Impact City, and tackle your questions about entrepreneurship and sustainable impact.

Soap Hope is offering a $15 gift card for attendees.

About Salah Boukadoum:
After 10 years as a concert pianist and then 10 years building and selling a $14 million tech company, Dallas-based Salah Boukadoum turned his attention to social entrepreneurship.Boukadoum is the co-founder of Soap Hope, a company designed to empower women to escape poverty around the world. He co-developed the Good Returns business model, which helps any company to become a purpose-driven impact business.Boukadoum has challenged Dallas to become the Impact City — the global hub for sustainable human impact. 

About the series:

[email protected] Grove is an ongoing speaker series designed to connect you with some of Dallas’ brightest minds and innovators. This summer, The Grove will be hosting speakers from Dallas Innovates’ most popular stories. Dallas Innovates is the exclusive media sponsor of the Workbench Summer Series. A complimentary light dinner and beer and wine will be included in your ticket.

COST: $25 for nonmembers, $15 for Grove members, purchase tickets here.

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 29 –- Add to Calendar

WHERE: The Grove, 501 Elm St., Suite 450, in Dallas – View Map


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