Feb 14, 2018
Alfa Demmellash is a co-founder of Rising Tide Capital, a non-profit in New Jersey that provides education, training and support for underserved entrepreneurs. Alfa founded Rising Tide in part thanks to her mother’s example, a woman who left her native Ethiopia and worked long hours as a waitress and entrepreneur to bring Alfa to the States to have a better life. Alfa will share how this example shaped her and helps her train thousands of business owners. Along the way, she'll share her own remarkable story, one that includes hitchhiking to safety after getting abducted as child and entering the U.S. at 13 and without knowing the language English and attending Harvard 5 years later.