Last night Thomas Ford, friend and business partner in coffee, and I went to Villanova University to meet with student members of the campus service program, Business Without Borders (BWB).
The group members were welcoming and asked thoughtful questions about Between Friends Roasting. It was a great opportunity for us to share our values and mission as a sustainably focused business doing good things both locally and abroad. Both Thomas and I walked away from our presentation feeling like we had planted the seeds to future collaboration with the group.
Between Friends has been working with Villanova's Masters in Sustainable Engineering students for the past two semesters with energy efficiency and packaging. Working with BWB would help us to better understand and improve the social impacts of our business abroad.
It was energizing to meet with an organization focused on helping others through a business centered lens. We hope to support Villanova's Business Without Borders students in some capacity this Spring.
BWB- Thanks for a great opportunity!