April Chen

Gentle


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April was born in Chicago, raised in Hong Kong and currently in Boston. She graduated from Babson College with a concentration in Technology, Entrepreneurship & Design. While she was a student there, she co-founded a company called Gentle, with the mission to bridge empathy with action through culture-shifting paper goods and spaces. She now continues to combine her creativity with venture-building in a journey of engaging with what gentleness means and looks like.

 
 
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Gentle’s mission is to create opportunities for the integration of gentleness into our daily lives, communities and public engagement. We are setting out to explore, make and engage around the question: “What does the word “gentle” really mean?” through our products, events and partnerships. We aim to craft a brand that celebrates gentleness as a wise, difficult-yet-necessary, admirable, empathetic characteristic that we all need, no matter who we are or where we are. 

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