GreenSoul Shoes is very pleased to announce that our very own Alastair Ong has been invited by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to be an inaugural class of the NYC Venture Fellow! We understand that in addition to belonging to an organization where we will be able to meet distinguished companies, venture capitalists, and public figures, we will be able to receive one-on-one mentorship!
Stay tuned - we will definitely update you with our experiences with this fellowship!
Click above image to read the letter from the EDC!
- Website that helps start-ups!
AsAble.com is an amazing website that helps start-ups by interviewing entrepreneurs who have started a company but have not received institutional investments yet. Alastair was honored when Justin Hong asked to interview him, and you can hear it here: http://bit.ly/AsAble_Interview. The interview was supposed to last 20 - 25 minutes, but I think they went over 30 minutes - Alastair can never be accused of having a shortage of things to say!
Laurence Yang, a 22 year old French and Korean model has agreed to be a spokesmodel for Green Soul Shoes. She joins the ranks of Yvonne Wang, Miss Green NYC!
In her words, she “would love to be a part of Green Soul shoes!” She loves everything eco-friendly and anything to improve the lives of underprivileged people.
Although she’s an experienced model, she is also currently a Surgical Technologist, who is majoring in Biological Sciences who wants to further her career by becoming a Cardiovascular Perfusionist. We have high hopes for Laurence. Stay tuned to see a lot more from Laurence!
A friend wrote this book and is sending a portion of her proceeds to some of the kids we work with. Check out her work by clicking here
The story is about a young girl and her family in a traditional Laotian village with beautiful and intricate illustrations of landscapes and costumes. There are also delicious recipes from Laos.
About the Author
Dengnoi Reineke graduated from Brown University with a BA in International Relations (2001) & MA in Development Studies (2005). Noi has lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and Central America. She has served as an international consultant for the Laotian Ministry of Education, the UN Save the Children Organization, the Vocational Cambodian Center for the Disabled in Cambodia, the Asian Development Bank and the Ministry of International Relations in South Korea. This is her first children’s book debut.