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SacGEW- Sacramento Entrepreneurship Week
Monday, Nov. 16th
Time: 7:30am - 9:30am
Location: Arco Arena, click here for map
Mr. Kandris is the CEO and Founder of American River-PackageOne, a supply chain management and manufacturing and distribution company with its primary focus in the industrial and retail packaging manufacturing. Currently American River-PackageOne is one of the largest independently owned companies in their market. Read more…
Bertrand Gervais is the Author of Who’s in Your Top Hive: How to Find Your Success Mentors. He has been featured in USA Today, Young Money magazine and Fox News affiliates. He has been profiled in the book Millennial Leaders as one of the top Gen Y leaders in the country. Having been born in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, Bert quickly realized the value of seizing opportunities. Read more….
Robert Nicholson is a graduate from The Ohio State University and a serial and social entrepreneur with companies in home healthcare, real estate, auto racing, t-shirts, and more. He entered into the home healthcare industry with the formation of Better Living Now, Inc. which provides residential services for individuals with MRDD. Read more….
Tuesday, Nov. 17th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: West Sac.City Hall, click here for map
Chris Schuring brings to Ternion Bio an extensive 30-year career in the technology field, with advancement into executive management. Mr. Schuring held key management positions at six start-up firms, in both strategic and tactical areas, and he consulted and held TAB positions with Internet start-up companies such as eHealthco.com, BigMachine.com, Krynex, Strio, XCF Tech, FiveStar Medical, Gpower and GenUTech. Read more…
Ingrid Rosten is Executive Director of CleanStart (clean energy) CleanStart, SARTA’s clean energy initiative, stimulates early stage companies to provide next generation clean, renewable and efficient technology. Over 100 clean energy firms have been located in the region providing 1800 jobs. Read more…
Phil loves to create and inspire. A Sacramento native, he ran away to CSU, Chico for his design and marketing training, returning to join the team at Marketing by Design in 2002. He designs, art directs and manages with a passion for people and solving problems through design. He particularly is passionate about innovative technology and green entrepreneurs, knowing their need for clear and focused branding makes the difference between being funded and not. Read more….
Wednesday, Nov. 18th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Sacramento City Hall, click here for map
Founded in 2005, Six Degreez provides event planning, marketing and community outreach services for businesses and organizations in the Sacramento region.. Sharon currently serves on the boards of Positive Coaching Alliance and is a member of Rotary Sacramento. Read more…
Griselda Barajas is recognized in Sacramento as a prominent and dynamic business leader. As the successful owner and CEO of Griselda’s Ventures Inc. she has continued to expand her business while continuing to be a strong advocate for small business owners and minorities in the community. She began her successful career at the age of 21 by opening Texas Mexican Restaurant with $40,000 she borrowed from credit cards. With her mother’s recipes in hand the restaurant became a Sacramento institution and helped her expand in to the ever competitive catering market. Read more…
Through Real World 101, Patricia aims to help the next generation of young adults make better decisions in their twenties and beyond. The mission of Real World 101 is to prepare college students and recent college graduates for life after college. Through innovative care packages and online media, Real World 101 educates young adults in areas of post-college life, such as personal finances, health and fitness, career, social life, travel and entertainment, and home life.Read more…
Ms. McKim currently serves as Vice President of External Affairs for AT&T in Sacramento where she leads a team of professionals serving the North and Central areas including Sacramento, Redding, Stockton, Modesto, Concord, Marin, Fresno and Bakersfield.
Kathy began her career with Pacific Bell in California in 1986 as a Summer Intern in Operator Services while completing her MBA. She held a variety of positions in product marketing and outside and inside sales for both the business and consumer markets. Read more…
Thursday, Nov. 19th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Citizen Hotel, click here for map
Chip Conley (Joie de Vivre Hospitality Company)
Once in a lifetime event with a top US Entrepreneur
In an intimate setting with limited guests, come listen to and engage in conversation with Chip Conley, founder of the Joie de Vivre Hospitality Company. In this once in a lifetime event, hear how Chip started the company at 26 and has grown it to be one of the most award winning and best thought of brands in the world.
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Chip Conley is the founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, California’s largest boutique hotel company which was founded in 1987. At the age of 26 with no industry experience, Chip created The Phoenix, taking a 1950’s seedy motel and turning it into a world-renowned “rock ‘n roll hotel” that catered to celebrities from David Bowie to Linda Ronstadt. Building on transformational leadership practices, and an innovative design formula that enables customers to experience an “identity refreshment,” the company now consists of over 40 unique and award-winning hotels, restaurants and spas across the state with over 3,000 employees and revenues approaching $250 million. Joie de Vivre was awarded the 2nd Best Place to Work in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008. Chip and his company’s time-tested techniques have been featured in TIME, Fast Company, Fortune, People and the Wall Street Journal.
Friday, Nov. 20th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Verge Gallery, click here for map
Laurie Pederson is dedicated to filmmaking and the development of the film industry in Sacramento. Since her first film project in 2001, Pederson has been tireless in her pursuit of all things related to the art of filmmaking - with the majority of those duties being in a non-paid or volunteer capacity, which earned her the 2009 Arts & Business Council's award for 'Arts Volunteer of the Year'. Read more…
Since 1990, Ms. Jones has developed Beth Jones Art Consultant into a highly regarded firm with projects in several states and art programming for buildings from 10,000 to 700,000+ square feet. Read more…
In 1995, Bronston founded, The Tower of Youth, a telecommunications, media and performing arts youth career and leadership project, and Theatron Media Arts Training Academy. The unique regional Sacramento valley and Sierra foothill all teenage organization has gathered over 1200 youth each of the 12 years of its operation, and produces two annual, all-youth media festivals in state of the art digital graphic movie making – Read more…
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