“We don’t hire people to bake brownies, we bake brownies to hire people,” boasts the website of Greyston Bakery of Yonkers, N.Y. Recognized as one of the best social enterprise companies in the world, Greyston Bakery’s mission is to provide individuals with employment, skills and resources to lift them out of poverty.
Justin Nash ’14, a veteran who earned his MBA from the School of Business and is a graduate of UConn’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program, owns his own construction company, Veteran Construction Services. He is also the founder of Til Duty is Done, an organization which serves veterans through supportive housing, employment training and employment opportunities.
Both Nash and Greyston Bakery CEO Mike Brady will be panelists at the “UConn Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (SE2) Conference on April 23 and 24 on the Storrs campus.