Matt DicksonFounder of Eggpreneur - Social Entrepreneur
Matt Dickson is the founder of the Eggpreneur Initiative. Eggpreneur works with impoverished women (“Eggpreneurs”) to build sustainable egg farming ventures. It achieves this goal through empowering young women with knowledge, skills, and resources to launch their own egg farming business. He manages staff, women (“Eggpreneurs”), and in-country egg productions and is co-founder of Tapona International (a not-for-profit organization focusing on child nutrition, education, and development).
Born and raised in Kenya, Matt understands the realities of poverty. As the eldest of six children, Matt was determined to utilize every opportunity to pave the pathway toward a better and healthier life for his family and community. After successfully completing several post-secondary programs in Ontario, Canada, Matt secured an internship and later work at Grand Challenges Canada with the Stars in Global Health division, where he then realized and responded to his inner conviction to serve as an authentic agent of change in Kenya and Africa. Matt’s novel idea of combining health and entrepreneurship has earned him the UNESCO Award for Humanitarian work and the Global Citizenship Award from Centennial College. He holds an MSc degree in global health from McMaster University, a diploma in pharmacy from Centennial College, and a BSc degree from the University of Eastern Baraton.