CoFounder and CEO of RUNA Tea, Award Winning Entrepreneur
Tyler Gage Text Reviews
I heard again and again the question -"Who found this speaker? He was awesome!" Tyler Gage was awesome! He kept our audience engaged the entire hour. Tyler was very gracious and it was a great exchange of ideas and information. We had a great event!
Lori Boyer - Ferguson Lecture - Western Illinois University
Tyler's presentation at Wharton was a great success. He delivered Runa's story with enthusiasm and insight, and presented a truly unique perspective on social enterprise in emerging markets. Tyler kept students engaged throughout his talk . . .
Professor Ian MacMillan - Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Tyler Gage was an incredibly engaging and dynamic speaker. He held the attention of 450 students by sharing his experience from student travel to entrepreneurship. He took us on his journey and included informative and humorous aspects of his discoveries.
The Dalton School
Tyler led a great interactive session and held the audience engaged with his fresh perspective on growing a new category in one of the most competitive industries in the world.
World Tea Expo
Tyler Gage was awesome! He kept our audience engaged the entire hour. So many times you want to nap in the middle of a speech - but not this one. After his speech, there were many great questions from the audience. I heard again and again the question - "Who found this speaker? He was awesome!"
Lori Boyer - Western Illinois University
Tyler's presentation at Harvard was captivating and educational for the diverse audience in our speaker's series, providing practical entrepreneurial acumen for the MBA students, rich cultural history for the anthropology students, and an array of insights in between. Passionate, humorous, and sophisticated, Tyler was a perfect speaker to show that business can succeed in many ways, and doing well while doing good is fully possible.
Jessica Don - Harvard University
We had Tyler speak at our Clinton Global University event and he was incredible! Tyler's passion for creating social good business was felt by everyone and great inspiration. He's both academically rigorous and enjoyable relatable, making for a engaging presentation throughout. The degree of innovation in Runa's business is almost unparalleled. We would highly recommend Tyler as a speaker at any event.
Mia Lui - Clinton Foundation
"Through both his actions and his words, Tyler is an ongoing inspiration to my entrepreneurship students at Brown, Yale and Tel Aviv University. He has a rare talent for communicating and motivating authentically - simply by telling his story in ways that my students always find captivating. Tyler is a model that I hope my students emulate for Runa's double bottom line approach to entrepreneurial success. I am proud of him for walking his talk with such high integrity and for sharing his approach with the next generations of entrepreneurship students eager to follow in his path."
Danny Warshay, Professor - Brown University and Guest Lecturer at Yale University and Tel Aviv University
"The dynamism that comes through Tyler as a speaker is in it's own category, and I heard conversations about Tyler and Runa on campus for weeks after his speech. We invited him to key note our Multicultural Affairs conference, and his openness, sincerity, rigor, and business acumen impressed everyone. I'd highly recommend Tyler as a speaker to both college and professional groups"
Morgan Churchman, Board of Directors - Roanoke College
"The diversity of Tyler's experience as an entrepreneur and founder is truly impressive. From his stories hustling deep in the Amazon to the rigorous approach he's taken to build a leading natural foods business, Tyler's passion, drive, and brilliant mind comes through. Tyler's speech was both inspirational and practically educational for our group of already accomplished entrepreneurs, and I'd highly recommend him to any organization or group looking to access the true spirit of an entrepreneur"
Carissa Reiniger - Entrepreneurs' Organization
I have had the great pleasure of closely tracking Tyler's work here in Ecuador, and learned from him as a guest speaker on several occasions at the Conference Series I organize at the Universidad San Francisco in Quito, where he has presented the innovative, socially responsible model that has become emblematic both locally and internationally. Tyler´s presentations have consistently challenged our students to reconsider traditional paradigms of doing business, and find ways to think more critically about how to create positive impact in the world across traditional boundaries. Runa is a refreshing, ground breaking alternative for this country to consider, adapt, and apply in other value chains as well.
David Lansdale, Professor - University of San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador
"Tyler is a changemaker, his background and mission with Runa was utterly inspiring to FounderMade’s community of investors and entrepreneurs. Brilliant leader on so many levels!"
Sara Brooks - Foundermade
We are thrilled to have Tyler Gage speak frequently at Unite For Sight’s Global Health & Innovation Conference, which is the world’s largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference. He is a compelling speaker who captivates the audience with essential insight and expertise.
Jennifer Clark - Unite for Sight
Tyler is one of the highest rated guest speakers in my class and lecture series. He brings the Runa story to life and helps our students understand the strategic challenges they have faced balancing community & environmental sustainability in Ecuador with building their brand and profitability in the US.
Alan Harlam, Professor of Entrepreneurship - Brown University
Tyler was one of our featured speakers at our NYU Social Innovation Symposium this year. He was incredibly engaging and truly spoke to the potential for unique business solutions to drive social change. Our attendees were inspired to see how RUNA could have such a tremendous impact beyond the product itself -- from economic inclusion to reforestation efforts. Further, learning about his background and path in business was truly motivational to the many students seeking careers at the intersection of business and social impact.
Christine Staffon - NYU Stern School of Business
"Tyler was a featured speaker at our Partners Group Annual General Meetings in Berlin, Germany to showcase the potential of social responsible business to do good and do well. Our audience from across the world gave Tyler stellar feedback, saying that he was not only inspiring and truly authentic, but that his presentation of Runa gave a clear illustration of what impact investing and social enterprises are all about."
Urs Baumann, President - Partners Group Impact
Tyler’s presentation to Stanford’s GSB students is always a highlight of the year. Students love Tyler’s infectious enthusiasm for his product and his commitment to its social mission. Weeks later I still hear passionate conversations about "doing good while doing well" as Tyler says.
Laura Hattendorf - Stanford Business School Professor