We’re thrilled to be kicking off a partnership with MIT Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development (SEID) this week!

As part of the program, 4 first-year Sloan MBAs will devise the strategy for launching BLISS products in the US market. The team of MBAs—comprising of Kit Hickey, Jingwei Zhou, Maria Shipilov and Kari Hodges—will work with us over the next three months on product placement, pricing, branding and identification of retail partners.

These 4 accomplished women combine experience in venture capital, nonprofits, consulting, retail and consumer goods, investment banking and public policy.

Says Maria Shipilov of working with BLISS: “I have an interest in social entrepreneurship in emerging markets, and in the luxury goods sector, and feel lucky to have found this project, which combines these seemingly unrelated interests”.

Welcome Kit, Jingwei, Maria and Kari. We can’t wait to start working with you!