Gary Mao, MBA ’15: B2B Income-Boosters for Craftspeople in India

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Gary Mao, MBA ’15: B2B Income-Boosters for Craftspeople in India

Mao, a 2015 Social Innovation Fellow, explains his TOTO Express venture.
August 11, 2015
Gary Mao, MBA ’15, Founder of TOTO Express

TOTO Express is a B2B matchmaking platform and educational service that seeks to boost the income of the 200 million people in India who rely on handicrafts for their livelihood. We provide rural artisans with design education and market links to B2B customers around the world. On matters ranging from design licensing to new product innovation, we combine skills perfected by generations of refinement with a B2B platform to help artisans continue to use the skills they have to improve their livelihoods.

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