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This shoe startup’s immigrant founders have donated 135,000 masks—so far

22 Jul 2020

When the pandemic hit, Atoms began making copper masks, with Alexis Ohanian’s help. Each time it sells one, it gives one away to a community organization.

Ten years ago, entrepreneurs Waqas Ali and Sidra Qasim had never left their native Pakistan, nor had anyone in either of their families. They didn’t have passports and were barely able to scrounge together $250 to start their first business.


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