Sustainable Business Speaker Series
Social Venture Network has partnered with Hanson Bridgett, a leading provider of legal services to organizations engaged in sustainable business, to offer a speaker series on sustainable business leadership. All events will be held at Hanson Bridgett's San Francisco offices.
Hanson Bridgett, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, California.
Managing Hockey Stick Growth for Start-Ups
June 19, 2013, 5:30 - 8:00pm PST
Beyond the euphoria of starting a company with a product or service that people really want to buy, the operational reality of managing growth at a demanding pace is what can make or break a business. Please join Mary Waldner, co-founder and chair of Mary's Gone Crackers and Neil Grimmer, co-founder and CEO of Plum Organics in conversation with Teresa Pahl of Hanson Bridgett as they discuss the ups and downs of rapid growth and what every entrepreneur in a high-growth sector should know.
Hanson Bridgett LLP
CEO & Co-founder
Plum Inc., a leading organic baby, toddler and kids’ food company and one of the fastest-growing food brands in the US. Neil has successfully led the growth of Plum by fusing his knowledge of design and innovative business practices as well as his passion for social responsibility. Before Plum, he was the VP of Strategy and Innovation at Clif Bar & Company, and prior to that a Senior Designer at IDEO.
Mary's Gone Crackers
Mary’s Gone Crackers, an award-winning line of organic, gluten-free crackers and snacks. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, Mary started developing her own gluten-free crackers for family and friends. In 2003, she left her job as a psychotherapist to start her own company, which now employs more than160 people and bakes round the clock to keep up with growing demand.
Past Sustainable Business Speaker Series Events:
- September 20, 2012: "Impact Investing" with Teresa Pahl, Joy Anderson and Patrick Gleeson.
- May 17, 2012: "The Art and Science of Raising Capital" with Peter Strugatz, Taylor Jordan and Michael Whelchel.
- March 15, 2012: "How to Grow Your Company (and what to do once you reach scale)" with Mike Hannigan, Danny Grossman and Scott Leonard.