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Spring Valley: Finding Purpose

Ritesh Doshi, Spring Valley Coffee

“I didn’t set out to buy a coffee business,” says Spring Valley Coffee owner Ritesh Doshi. Instead, he explored how me might do something meaningful on a global scale and kept an open mind. And then, suddenly, he was buying a Kenyan coffee roasting business. He realized the business could give him an opportunity to provide better returns for farmers and support local Kenyans in their own entrepreneurial journeys. He describes how he found a satisfying overlap of purpose, passion and profit, and discusses how entrepreneurs can set intentions and act on them.

Educators: Activate a discussion about scaling and purpose in your classroom with a Spring Valley case study (see show notes) that delves deeper into Doshi’s first months running a growing coffee business.