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Incorporated in 2012, Collabriv is a San Francisco company with a double bottom line to make profits and provide benefits: benefits to international students who want to launch their careers by working abroad, and benefits to companies in the Bay Area, particularly start-ups, that want to globalize their work force.

Through Collabriv, students from around the world have come to the Bay Area on J visas to carry out paid internships for 6-18 months.  Working in multinational teams, they have also studied coursework from the Master of Arts in Leadership program at Saint Mary’s College of California, leading to a certificate of completion in leadership. In 2015, Collabriv began working with international students who were studying business in the United States, particularly Master’s students at the San Francisco campus of the Hult International Business School.  In 2016, Collabriv is working solely with international students already in the US and has put on hold its program bringing students here from abroad on J visas.

Dwight Wilson Collabriv CEO

Dwight Wilson, CEO and Co-founder icon-linkedi1

Social entrepreneur with 35-year career in international education/exchange, talent development and community development.  Cofounder of five ventures: two companies in San Francisco, including most recently Collabriv; two nonprofits in Seattle (one in its 24th year); and a cohousing association in its 26th year.  Over four years working and living in Chile, Honduras, India, Spain, and Uzbekistan.  Graduate of Yale University (B.A. in history, 1981) and the Peace Corps.

Faateh Collabriv Biz Dev

Faateh Dhillon, Advisericon-linkedi1

A native of Lahore, Pakistan, Faateh worked in business development for Collabriv (October 2015 – February 2016) before joining BeMyApp.  He had five years of  business development experience for start-ups in the media, events and services industries in Pakistan. Faateh launched and managed Pakistan’s first discount and services card and a magazine focused on heritage and culture. In 2015, he graduated from the Hult International Business School (San Francisco) with a Masters in International Business.


Patrick Dippery Collabriv Advisor

Patrick Dippery, Co-founder and Adviser icon-linkedi1

Patrick has had a 30-year career in business development, marketing and public relations in the business and social sectors. As a principal of Dippery Consulting, his clients have included XOJET, Mercy Corps and MondoWindow. He worked in thought leadership and conference organizing with The Economist and BusinessWeek based in Hong Kong and Australia from 1994 to 1998. He did graduate work in International Affairs at the University of California, San Diego, and has a B.A. in international relations from University of California, Davis (1984).

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