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Tuesday, May 24 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Food-Preneurship Panel: The Business of Chowing Down

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What is “food-preneurship” anyway? Come pick the brains of Detroit-based food-preneurs, who are revolutionizing the industry and taking the city by storm! This event intends to create an opportunity for aspiring & new food-preneurs to learn the biz from the experience of various industry experts. Submit your questions ahead of time here: ‪bit.ly/fppanel 

Panelists

o   Joe Hessling | Verii, CEO

o   Mark Rieth | Atwater Brewery, Owner

o   Ryan McWhirter | 365 Retail Markets, Director of Product

o   AJ Nichols | ASHE Supply Co., Co-Founder

o   Tatiana Grant | Flash Delivery, Co-Owner

Moderator

o   Ann Elkina | eatdrinklive.co, Founder


Moderators
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Ann Elkina

Founder, eatdrinklive.co
Detroit Startup Week IoT track captain and Food-Preneur SpeakerAnn is the winner of Cargill Meat Co. "Share and tell" recipe contest for her "Beef Braised in Rioja" recipe, runner up and winner of $15,000 in the Sutter Home wine Build a Better Burger Contest for her "Whistler Vil... Read More →

Speakers
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Tatiana Grant

Co-Founder, Flash Delivery
Tatiana Grant is a metro-Detroit native, who has had an entrepreneurial spirit since a young age. This spirit started with a Kool-Aid stand and expanded to a home business of doing hair and nails, under the age of 10. Her family instilled hard work and education, which sparked her... Read More →
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Joseph Hessling

CEO, Verii
Joe Hessling is the Founder and CEO of Verii, a technology company providing small businesses in-office snack and drink solutions through an app-based purchasing platform. A serial entrepreneur, Joe began his career in the restaurant business at a young age. Over the past 25 years... Read More →
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Ryan McWhirter

Director of Product, 365 Retail Markets
Ryan McWhirter is the Director of Product at 365 Retail Markets, located in Troy, MI. A graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications, McWhirter has a decade of experience in the interactive self-service technology field. Having implemented kiosks, digital... Read More →
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AJ Nichols

Co-Founder, AJ Nichols
I grew up in Royal Oak, graduated from Kimball High school (now Royal Oak High School). Moved downtown Detroit in 2003, attended and graduated from Wayne State with a Business Marketing degree. I've been living in the city on and off since 2003, I moved out of state for a few years... Read More →
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Mark Rieth

Owner, Atwater Brewery
Mark Rieth is the President, CEO, and Owner of Atwater Brewery. Located in Detroit’s historic Rivertown district, and housed in a 1919 factory warehouse, Atwater Brewery was founded in March of 1997 with the purpose of carrying on the rich history of breweries in Detroit. Our brewing... Read More →