Miki Agrawal, creator of THINX, ICON, WILD NY, and TUSHY, will speak at Wells about starting a business and learning to lead a better life. Her talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, in the Hostetter Lecture Room (209) of Stratton Hall. This event is part of Entrepreneurship Week 2017 at Wells, presented by the Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship.
Agrawal has had a prolific career, founding innovative undergarment products THINX and ICON, the farm-to-table pizza concept WILD NY, and the new installable bidet system TUSHY. Proceeds from these organizations contribute to education in Uganda, the Fistula Foundation, Samagra, and health and entrepreneurship efforts around the world.
Agrawal was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015, and her Company THINX was named among Time Magazine’s “25 Best New Inventions.” Miki was also the recipient of the TriBeCa Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and was named one of the “Top 20 Millennials on a Mission” by Forbes. A dynamic speaker, she offers valuable advice on launching and growing a disruptive business and living a better life.
She has been featured by ABC, the Food Network, and in The New York Times, and has received a series of accolades including recognition in Ad Age's 50 Most Creative People, Good Magazine's “GOOD LIST 100” and as the World Technology Awards' “Social Entrepreneur of the Year.” She is an active member of top change-maker organizations such as Forbes Women, Tribeca Film Festival, and Nexus Summit.
Students who attend the Entrepreneurship Week events are eligible for door prize raffles that include laptops, Visa and Amazon gift cards, and more. The Sullivan Center would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors: E. Margie Matthews Filter Hostetter '62 Fund and M & T Bank Foundation.