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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. Collabriv facilitated interviews at Bay Area companies for 40 Hult students and has so far placed 17 of them in CPT and/or OPT positions. In 2016, Collabriv intends to work with hundreds of international students already in the US and will 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

Dwight began his 35-year career by studying and then working abroad, and he has created four companies engaged in global business talent development and international education. His first company, EarthCorps, founded in Seattle in 1993, continues to train young adults from around the world in global leadership and environmental restoration through experiential, team-based programs. Dwight served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Chile and Honduras, worked in southern India with two of his companies, and is a graduate of Yale University (B.A. in History – 1981).

Faateh Collabriv Biz Dev

Faateh Dhillon, Business Development Executive icon-linkedi1

A native of Lahore, Pakistan, Faateh has five years of business development experience for start-ups in the media, events and services industries. 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, and he has a Bachelor’s in Law from the University of London (2010).


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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