Startup benefits sex traffic survivors

Dawn Manske and Richard Ockers, MBA’15 of the Arch Grants-winning startup team Made for Freedom are the guests this week on the Domain Tech Report on

Dawn shares her startup’s backstory and why she wanted to create a company that provides dignified employment for survivors of sex trafficking. Richard talks about why he joined the company before starting his MBA at Olin. The company benefited from Olin’s Hatchery course and won a $25,000 award in the YouthBridge SEIC competition.

Made for Freedom® is a St. Louis-based social enterprise that sells globally-inspired fashion apparel and accessories both online and through boutiques in order to employee marginalized women and empower survivors of sex-trafficking.



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