Hector and Paty

Speakers: Hector Alvarez and Patricia Lucero

Hector is a Swiss-Chilean entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Business Developer of the social clothing venture beyondBeanie.  Born and raised in Chile, Hector left his country to go study Business Administration at California State University Fullerton in the USA.  During his studies, Hector started a successful part-time photography business, which he continued to develop as a full-time enterprise after graduation.  Years later, Hector got married to a Swiss national and left California to move to Lausanne, Switzerland where he completed a Master in Management at HEC Lausanne, a city which he now uses as base of operations to grow his social enterprise.

Patricia is a Bolivian architect and social entrepreneur as well as the Co-Founder and Project Manager of beyondBeanie. Interested by the art of drawing and planning, Paty decided to study Architecture and Interior Design at the Universidad Mayor de San Simón in Bolivia. In search for ways to further her professional career, Paty left her home country to go to the USA, where besides her professional experience she also became an active volunteer member of the Arthritis Foundation. Paty came back to Bolivia to restart her career with a more critical eye about the social issues that affect the people of her country. Wanting to help, she decided to put her architect career on hold and venture herself into starting beyondBeanie.

breakDuring TEDxYouth Zurich, Hector and Paty will be sharing with us their story of beyondBeanie, a social clothing company that sells hand-made beanies and accessories by Bolivian artisans. They will tell us how, and why, they started the company and how we can all explore business with a social purpose. 


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