Artur Sousa’s Social Entrepreneurship Pays Off

This week on JobMakers, host Denzil Mohammed talks with Artur Sousa, immigrant from Brazil and founder and CEO of Adopets, an online platform that simplifies the work done by shelters and improves the pet adoption experience. Adopets has over 40,000 registered users and maintains more than 300,000 adoption listings. In this week’s JobMakers, Artur describes how opportunity, capitalism, circumstance and a rescue pup successfully aligned to fuel his social entrepreneurship success; though he is keenly aware that not every immigrant shares in the American Dream.


Artur Sousa is the Founder and CEO of Adopets, a Techstars-backed company that is transforming the operational efficiency of animal shelters around the world. He has 16+ experience in corporate strategy, technology, and start-ups; has lived in Japan, Sweden, Brazil, and the United States; and is a recipient of a United Nations MDG Award and a member of the Brazil-based Royal Academy of Arts & Music. He earned a Master’s degree from Hult International Business School.

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