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Yasa Sourcing

Yasa Sourcing connects corporate and government buyers to qualified women-owned suppliers using social networking technology.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website yasasourcing.com

Company Summary

Yasa Sourcing is social enterprise that connects women entrepreneurs to new business opportunities by using social networking technology to disrupt traditional procurement practices. Just as recruiters used to attend job fairs but now use LinkedIn, corporate procurement officers that attend supplier diversity trade shows can now use Yasa to find new qualified women-owned business partners.

Team

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    Sarah Jacalyn Hewitt
    Co-President and Founder

    Prior to Yasa, Sarah served as a Director for Komaza, an international NGO based in Kenya and worked as a consultant for Ernst & Young in their Performance & Reward practice. Sarah earned a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BBA from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University.

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    Yating Yu
    Co-President and Founder

    Prior to Yasa, Yating worked in brand management at Kraft Foods and served as a marketing consultant for a fair trade start-up. Yating earned a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Sigmund Gee
    Technical Lead

    Prior to Yasa, Sig worked in advanced analytics for Gap Inc and in software development for a number of companies. Sig earned a MBA and a MEM from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS degree in computer science from UC San Diego.

Advisors

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    Steve Reed, Northwestern Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed