09:00 – 09:20 am
Keynote: Sparking Innovation & Driving Growth with Chief Change Agent, Seth Goldman
A mission driven innovator and entrepreneur, Seth Goldman was Co-founder of Honest Tea, which became the nation’s top-selling organic bottled tea, before Coca-Cola suddenly discontinued it in 2022. That move fired him up to create and launch Just Ice Tea in only three months – his latest product as Co-founder of Eat the Change. He is widely recognized for his entrepreneurial success and impact including BevNET Person of the Year, the Washington DC Business Hall of the Fame, Beverage World’s #1 Disruptor, and most recently honored with Organic Trade Association’s Social Impact Award. Find out how to create innovation while pursuing your mission and values.
Speaker: Seth Goldman, Co-Founder & CEO, Eat the Change
Climbing from Pain to Passion: How to reach for the tallest mountains
Andrew Buerger uses his vivid mountain climbing stories to help other entrepreneurs embrace failure, overcome obstacles and never give up. One of his ventures, B’more Organic, was the #5 on Inc’s Fastest Growing natural/organic brands in 2017. He is the Founder of Jodi’s Climb for Hope which has raised $1 million for MS and breast cancer research by getting over 250 climbers safely to the summits on four continents. He is currently a Director of Mission for RIND Snacks and Chief of Strategy Officer for Taharka Brothers.
Speaker: Andrew Buerger, Founder, B’more Organic and Jodi’s Climb for Hope
09:20 – 09:45 am
09:45 – 10:25 am
Be BOLD and Grow: Three entrepreneurs discuss their journey to 10x
Most founders think in terms of doubling or perhaps tripling their business. Few think about growing 10 times or more. In this lively discussion we’ll talk about what holds entrepreneurs back from achieving more … what it takes to think BOLD … and how to structure your organization for dramatic growth. Hear from other entrepreneurs and leaders who continue to grow and how to apply their strategies in your own business.
Michael Parker – Senior Vice President for Comcast's Beltway Region (moderator)
Emi Reyes – CEO, Latino Economic Development Center
Mujahid Muhammad – Founder and CEO, K.E.Y.S. Enterprises
Monica H. Kang – Founder and CEO, InnovatorsBox