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OEN PubTalk: Beyond Tech – Acquisition Stories from the Food & Beverage Sector
We all hear about the major tech company acquisitions. But is acquisition a viable exit strategy for startups outside the tech industry? Join us at our March PubTalk to hear from the founders of My Street Grocery, Laughing Planet, and Dave’s Killer Bread about the challenges and benefits of getting their food & beverage companies acquired.
As always, the program will be preceded by time for networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.
$10 for OEN members; $20 for non-members.
*Sorry, no refunds.*
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My Street Grocery
Amelia founded My Street Grocery in 2011, a mobile grocery service designed to improve fresh food options in environments where the resources that make food accessible are limited. In 2013, My Street Grocery was acquired by Whole Foods Market, where Amelia currently serves as Director of Food Access Programs.
Richard is the founder of Laughing Planet, Missing Link Toys, and Dick’s Kitchen, as well as numerous businesses in other states. Anthropology is the unique background from which Richard creates ideas and looks at ways to create human-centered enterprises. His goal is to create businesses that have strong social enterprise missions.
Dave’s Killer Bread
Shobi co-founded Dave’s Killer Bread with his father Glenn and uncle Dave in 2005, and served as CEO until 2013. Dave’s Killer Bread currently has more than 300 employees (about 30% of whom, like Dave, have criminal backgrounds) and the product is available in most major retail stores across all 50 U.S. states and Canada. The company was acquired by Flowers Foods in 2015.
Hiram is founder of Alamo Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on partnering with founders to build thriving businesses. Prior to founding AEP, Hiram was an Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase and also held various management roles in consumer packaged goods and retail companies.
Our March PubTalk is sponsored by:
Portland Development Commission
March 10, 2016 5:15 PM
March 10, 2016 7:00 PM
1945 NW Quimby
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