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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader: Farhad Ghafarzade

Date: 11:30am - 1:00pm PST March 6, 2018 Location: J.R. Howard, Room 302

J.R. Howard, Room 302

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Farhad Ghafarzade

Farhad Ghafarzade Founded and owns Green Drop Garage, an eco-friendly auto repair shop. After graduating UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Molecular Biology, Farhad decided to take some time off before entering dental school. He moved back home to Beaverton, OR in his vegetable oil powered Mercedes in 2005. A long, strange trip led to Farhad abandoning dental school and pursuing his believe that auto repair can be sustainable, ethical and fun!

Green Drop Garage is a certified Eco Biz and a Certified B Corporation.

Both Farhad and Green Drop Garage have been recognized through numerous awards including Portlnd Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award (2017), Oregon’s Fastest Growing Company (2016 & 2017), Oregon Ethics in Business Finalist (2016) and named Portland’s favorite auto repair shop by Willamette week (2016).


Sponsored by the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership 

Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a FREE lunch!