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The following panelists will be speaking at our July 30th (2015) event, Launching a Foodie Startup. To register for the event, click here!
One of the awesome things about Startup Stir is that we bring together experts and entrepreneurs from all walks of life, showcase what they’re working on and learn from their mistakes. To support our in-person events, we’re pleased to launch a feature here on our blog called “Experts in Entrepreneurship” where we’ll exhibit some of the best.
This month, we’d like to introduce to three Experts in Entrepreneurship killing it in the food and beverage world –
Michael Bissanti has more than 20 years of experience in Fast Casual, Quick Serve restaurant concepts. He is the founder of Four Burgers, a unique and creative quick serve burger concept located in Cambridge & Boston. In addition to Four Burgers, Michael also consults to restaurants offering; food service strategy, operations and management coaching. His most recent work focuses on the professional development of restaurant workers through building an organizational culture of trust, financial literacy and team empowerment.
Four Burger’s strives to become the premier purveyor of gourmet quick-serve burgers and fries while maintaining their uncompromising core values as they grow. Learn more about Four Burgers here.
Shea Coakley is the Co-Founder of LeanBox, an innovative corporate food service solution – blending health, convenience and technology.
LeanBox, a Boston based company, was founded by Shea and Peter Roy in 2011. The company is reinventing how people eat at work by offering the healthy version of a vending machine for corporate offices. Inside the kiosks is nutritious, locally-sourced food at an affordable price point. Leanbox work with offices that range from 75 people to over 1,000. Boston-based organizations like Amazon, RueLaLa, and Microsoft currently subscribe to LeanBox. Learn more about LeanBox here.
Evy Chen is the founder of EvyTea, a premium cold brewed tea company sold in more than 60 retail locations in the Boston area. Evy launched her idea for EvyTea through the Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship (E3) program at Emerson College in Boston. While attending college at Emerson, Evy had a yearlong opportunity to develop her business plan and after presenting alongside other peers, Evy won.
Evy advises young entrepreneurs to “trust their instinct” and find a mentor who gets entrepreneurship and can guide them along the way. She hopes to support future beverage entrepreneurs and help them get over that first hurdle of establishing themselves.
EvyTea is made using the cold brewing method. Cold brewing is a unique combination of ancient steeping practices and modern innovation. Learn more here.
Find out more and meet with these experts in person on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Launching a Foodie Startup.