ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Defeating Poverty with Entrepreneurship | Julie Colombino | TEDxFIU

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Defeating Poverty with Entrepreneurship | Julie Colombino | TEDxFIU

Here’s Great Tip: Defeating Poverty with Entrepreneurship | Julie Colombino | TEDxFIU


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The journey to changing the world began with handing out water bottles to earthquake survivors in Haiti. That’s when, in January 2010, American volunteer Julie Colombino initially heard an unexpected refrain, mostly from local women: “Need a job.”

Julie Colombino ’03 is the founder and CEO of REBUILD globally, a nonprofit organization that fights poverty in Haiti through education, job training and business development. A champion for impact-oriented models promoting social change, she expanded REBUILD globally to incubate its for-profit partner, Deux Mains, a Haitian-owned and operated ethical fashion company.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

2 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Defeating Poverty with Entrepreneurship | Julie Colombino | TEDxFIU”

  1. We are developing a program called Youth Vocational Training in Africa.  After the Millennium Development Goals that included Basic Education for All.  It is important to go to the next phase where actual marketable skills are developed.  Things like plumbing for improved sanitation, electrical installation for solar and lights for the Dark Continent.

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