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Growth Hacking Your Business In An Unpopular Industry with Mitch Kahn, Co-founder Grassroots Cannabis
Mitch Kahn is the co-founder of Grassroots Cannabis which began operations in 2014. Through his leadership as CEO the company has since grown to have 61 licenses and operations in 11states with more than 800 employees. Mitch recently led his company into a merger with Massachusett-based company, Curaleaf, in a stock and cash deal worth $875 million.
Robert is the founder of four successful companies that grew from zero to 10 million. In the past few years alone, he grew those companies from 10 million to over 100 million dollars in sales. His companies include Absolute Wireless, a preferred partner for Sprint, Dang IT Repair, a cell phone repair company, and Call Proof, a CRM for B2B companies to manage their sales process. Robert is also the founder of Shift Your Time, a company where he teaches business leaders and entrepreneurs how to get back an extra 40 hours of productivity a month using specific communication techniques.
David Long is the Founder and CEO of My Employees, a company that specializes in helping business managers grow through the development of their relationships with their employees. David has worked with many major corporations such as McDonald’s, FedEx and Walmart. David is also the best-selling author of Built To Lead: 7 Management R.E.W.A.R.D.S. Principles for Becoming a Top 10% Manager.
Elan Amir is the Founder of PodiPop, a South Indian-inspired popcorn company. They use a nutrient-dense multi-colored heirloom popcorn kernel allowing for better digestion.
Joey Gilkey is the Founder of Tribe Prospecting, which helps businesses land six and seven-figure contracts with their dream 500 clients through account-based selling. If they don’t deliver they personally buy you a Tesla. They have a multi-discipline, multi-channel, hyper-personalized, highly-targeted, account-based sales outreach system to reach the list of your 500 dream clients over the course of the year.
Rabbi Mois Navon is the founding engineer at Mobileye, and Intel corporation that develops vision-based, self-driving car and advanced driver-assistance systems. Mobileye’s systems provide warnings for drivers that prevent and mitigate possible collisions. He also helped to create the $15 billion chip that is powering the autonomous revolution. Mois’ professional experience in the research and development of digital hardware spans over 35 years, working with IBM, NASA’s JPL, and more.
Hussam Al Raimi is the founder of Fateel – a date based snack food company. Fateel started in 2017 with the hope that everyone, everywhere can truly enjoy their delicious cookies, home-baked in wood-fired stone ovens using rich, wholesome ingredients found in the Mediterranean.
Lee Richter is a successful business leader who many top entrepreneurs call a Renaissance woman. Lee was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of their Top 100 Women Business Leaders in 2019. She has launched a dozen successful businesses in the financial, education and lifestyle sectors. Since 1984, Lee’s company, Richter Communications has helped strategy and public relations campaigns with companies such as Autodesk, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and many more. Some of her companies include Richter Design Group, Richter Communications, the Event Planner Association, Holistic Veterinary Care, a Veterinary Hospital which she ran with her husband Dr. Gary Richter, and MyPetthrives.com online community and many more. She is a co-founder of MyPetThrives.com which is a free resource for people who love their pets and want to get the latest information on health and education. Lee also finds time as the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Pet & Wildlife Fund, which donates veterinary services to pets and wildlife in need. Her claim to fame is being Abbey’s mom – Abbey has done two TED talks before she was 14 and published her first book by age 9.
[Sweet and Snack Show Series] Understanding Your Market with Jeff Schmidgall Co-Founder of Bubba’s Foods
Jeff Schmidgall is the co-founder of Bubba’s Foods. Since 2014, Bubba’s Foods has been at the head of a natural health food revolution where smart, healthy choices finally meet big, bold flavors. Run by gourmet chef Jared Menzel and his brother-in-law, former CrossFit trainer and health coach, Jeff Schmidgall, they’re satisfying your naughty and nice cravings with every wholesome green banana they peel, dash of chipotle they sprinkle, and nourishing handful you munch.
[Sweet and Snack Show Series] Developing Sustainable Sugar-Free Candy with Kenney Joyal Founder of Snowflakes Candy
Kenney Joyal is the founder of Snowflakes Candy. Snowflakes Candy is dedicated to making delicious, uniquely-crafted candies that are satisfying, sweet, simple, and sugar-free. They made their debut with a line of a hand-crafted, artisanal candies, which are now available in stores nationwide. Snowflakes Candy remains dedicated to using high-quality, sustainably-sourced ingredients that our customers love for the sheer fun of eating guilt-free candy.