02 Feb February 2, 2017 – Fresh Prints’ Jacob Goodman & 2x Social Entrepreneur Samir Goel
Jacob Goodman – Co-President and Owner at Fresh Prints
Fresh Prints was founded by two students at Washington University in St. Louis and one student at University of Pennsylvania back in 2009. They set out to do one thing: help make it insanely fun for people to order custom apparel. They believed in running a company the right way: by treating their customers like family and making transparency a priority. Fast forward five years and they’ve worked hard to stay true to that mission by focusing on building honest (and friendly) relationships with our customers. When people say Fresh Prints, Jacob Goodman and his team want them to think of their fun Uncle Ted, not the monotone customer service rep answering a corporate hotline. Jacob ran another business in college too, a trucking company for students!
Samir is a social entrepreneur, writer, and connector committed to bridging the public and private sectors by bringing together diverse communities to solve the globes biggest challenges. In 2015, Samir Co-Founded Esusu, a platform that leverages community-based savings to empower users to better save their income, access larger amounts of capital, and build credit when denied financial access. Prior to Esusu, Samir Co-Founded and remains the Chair of Transfernation, a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit which uses technology to ensure excess food from events goes toward underserved communities across New York City. To-date Transfernation has rescued over 52,000 thousand pounds of food and impacted approximately 43,300 lives. In addition to his work as a social entrepreneur, Samir is a Business Leadership Associate at LinkedIn where he spends his time creating economy opportunity for underserved communities. During his time at LinkedIn, Samir has spent time working in Customer Success, Talent Acquisition, Customer Operations, and is in transition to a new role in Dublin as part of the Sales Operations Team focused on Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Previously Samir worked at The United Nations, Venture for America, and consulted for various small non-profits and startups In addition, Samir is an avid writer, who frequently contributes for LinkedIn, The Muse, Startup Grind, Mogul, and Quartz on social justice, career search, and entrepreneurship. In the future, Samir plans to continue finding ways to bridge the global opportunity gap and create equitable systems.