“Perhaps the real Open Road was the friends we made along the way.”
In this episode, Ava Damri hits the road with fellow students Ariana Almas and Chris Owen to visit Merit Goodness, a Detroit-based small business with a social mission at its heart.
They’ll chat about their experiences with Open Road, a four-week road trip across America where MBA students team up to visit with entrepreneurs and partner with them to solve complex business issues.
Hear about what it’s like to spend the summer living in a van with a group of fellow MBA students traveling the country, and why the opportunity to meet with social entrepreneurs from coast to coast was too good to pass up.
You’ll also hear from David Merritt, founder of Merit Goodness, about why he welcomed the opportunity to work with an Open Road team and how the results of the work weren’t exactly what anyone was expecting…
Learn more about Merit Goodness: https://meritgoodness.com
Follow Merit Goodness on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MeritGoodness/
Learn more about Open Road: http://socialimpact.umich.edu/programs/ross-open-road/2018-open-road/
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Business Beyond Usual is brought to you by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
- Host: Ava Damri
- Featuring: Ariana Almas, Chris Owen, David Merritt, Kuhu Saha
- Producers: Ava Damri, Ariana Almas, and Chris Owen
- Executive Producers: Ramaswamy Annamalai and Christopher Ankney
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