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Shriyans    Bhandari   MS’16

Shriyans Bhandari MS’16

CEO/Co-founder Greensole

“Entrepreneurs drive change.”
Hometown Location
Current Location
Massachusetts, United States
Class Year
Start-up Entrepreneurship
Consumer Products – Retail

What Words Have Changed Your Life?

“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.” — Henry Ford

How Do You Want to Change the World?

Through my venture Greensole, where we refurbish discarded shoes to comfortable footwear and provide them to the neediest, we are making a social, economic, and environmental impact. A 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) report states that 1.5 billion people are infected by diseases caused by unprotected feet, while more than 350 million pairs of shoes are discarded each year. At Greensole, we are working toward bridging this gap by 2023.

Why Does the World Need More Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Mindset?

Entrepreneurs differentiate themselves and also can be referred to as the athletes of the economy who drive change and make a difference.

What Is Your Proudest Moment in Business?

Receiving appreciation from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

What Do Others Need to Know about Babson?

Babson is the best place to be for entrepreneurship.

How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?

The ability to put thought into action.