Corinne is saving turtles and the planet
April 4, 2023
At Turtle Up, founder Corinne Brion is pursuing a triple bottom line: people, the planet, and profit.
The social enterprise aims to preserve Ghana’s sea turtles via eco-trips for students.
Corinne is a recent grad of Entrepreneur Rising Academy, a 10-week business-building bootcamp powered by Parallax Advanced Research. She’s also a finalist in the 2023 Flyer Pitch Competition. We recently caught up with her to learn more about here journey.
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- Preserve and protect Ghana’s sea turtles, which are threatened in Ghana and around the world. Ghana provides vital habitat for at least three species of sea turtle, all of which are in decline globally.
- Organize eco-trips to promote economic development in an area where people are living to survive, not flourish, and locals are accustomed to subsistence living, one day at a time. Turtle Up is committed to donate all its excess income to sea turtle conservancy and preservation activities and to the community so that citizens can build the infrastructures that they need.
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Connect with Corinne online at turtleup.org or on social media @turtle_up_org
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