Join us on Monday, April 2nd at 6:30PM in Kravis 321. Please bring your questions for an intimate and interactive dinner with these two accomplished world-changers.
Laura D'Asarois the co-founder and chief operations officer of Six Foods, a company that works to normalize insect consumption as a sustainable source of protein. Laura's journey in social entrepreneurship began at age fifteen, when she raised $14,000 through her lemonade stand to build a playground for her community. At nineteen, she co-founded Wema Inc., an education nonprofit in Kenya, and co-founded Six Foods at 23. Laura's inspiration for Six Foods stemmed from the fact that she has been an off and on vegetarian her whole life, struggling with the moral and environmental aspects of eating meat. She first ate a caterpillar from a street vendor in Tanzania and realized that insects could be that sustainable protein she was looking for. Laura sent an article to her college roommate (now co-founder), and a few escaped crickets in her dorm room later, Six Foods was born. In addition, Laura has broken multiple world records, including the longest book domino chain and fastest time to crawl one mile. She is a 2013 Harvard college graduate.
Rose is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Six Foods, a company that works to normalize insect consumption as a sustainable source of protein. Rose has a background in strategy and marketing, having worked at Nutraclick and Microsoft. In college, Rose managed HSA Cleaners and The Harvard Shop through Harvard Student Agencies, managing an annual budget of $1.5M. She also has a passion for education and sits on the board of an education nonprofit, Wema Inc., in Kenya. She founded Six Foods at the age of 22 (after eating a scorpion in China). Business Insider named Six Foods as one of the top ten startups changing the future of food, and they have one of the most funded food Kickstarters to date. Rose is a graduate of Harvard College and plans to matriculate to Harvard Business School in 2018 as a part of the 2+2 program.
Rose and Laura many awards include the Echoing Green Fellowship, MassChallenge Gold Winner, Harvard Dean’s Challenge Grand Prize Winner, Harvard Asian American Alumni Elevate Pitch Grand Prize Winner, Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business Pitch Winner, Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur (Honorable Mention), Forbes 30 Under 30 and won a deal from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank.