Education Event: The Value of Resiliency – Learning from Mistakes

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Value of Resiliency

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The Value of Resiliency – Learning from Mistakes

When: November 21, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: New Hope Network (5541 Central Ave, Boulder, CO 80301)
Subject Track: Business Essentials

A smart business leader learns from his or her own mistakes. An even smarter business leader watches other leaders’ mistakes, and learns from theirs, instead!

All jokes aside, taking calculated risks, making mistakes and analyzing how we can become stronger from what mistakes teach us is an essential part of any developing business’ journey. Come hear from a panel of fellow entrepreneurs who have been there, grown from that, to learn what mistakes you might share and how you can turn them into productive lessons that propel your business forward.

Learn from the Experts

Jamba Dunn – Founder & CEO, Rowdy Mermaid
Marilynn Martin – CEO, The Truth Bar, LLC
Sheldon Romer – Former Co-Founder and CEO, Rudi’s Organic Bakery
Carlotta Mast – Senior Vice President of Content & Insights and Market Leader, New Hope Network, Informa Health & Nutrition

Meet the Panelists

Jamba Dunn
Jamba Dunn is the Founder and CEO of Boulder-based Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha, a botanically-infused, function-forward kombucha distributed in cans throughout 39 states and Mexico. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and an honorary black belt in fermentation science. He resides with his family in the mountains near Boulder, Colorado.

Marilynn Martin
Marilynn Martin is an accomplished Sales, Operations and Marketing Executive and industry leader with a proven track record of successfully identifying, building and growing nationally recognized consumer brands. A highly motivated leader and brand builder, she has 32 years of experience in developing and implementing sales, marketing and operational growth plans for startups, mid-sized companies and large corporations. Successful brands Marilynn has worked with over the years include Zone Perfect Nutrition Bars, Centrum Vitamins, CeraVe Skin Care, Prestige Portfolio Brands, Nourish Snacks, Liquid IV, and many more. As CEO at Truth Bar, Marilynn brings her decades of experience in building brands and driving significant growth. To her, managing the uniqueness of the brand proposition is essential to the success of preparing a business for the retail market. Her passion and expertise lie in building the start-up and smaller brands into powerful national and global brands. Before joining Truth Bar, she was a Senior Partner with The Emerson Group for 19 years helping to build brands in the company’s extensive portfolio. Earlier in her career, she held sales, marketing and brand management positions at Smithkline Beecham, Lederle/Wyeth (now Novartis), Reckitt-Benckiser and The Walt Disney Company.

Carlotta Mast
Carlotta Mast is the Market Leader for Informa’s Global Health & Nutrition Network, which includes Boulder’s New Hope Network. Carlotta is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences and has been interviewed about natural products industry trends and market performance by The New York Times, NPR, ABC News, BusinessWeek and numerous other media outlets. In addition to serving as Naturally Boulder’s board president, Carlotta sits on the board of the Climate Collaborative, whose mission is to leverage the power of the natural products industry to reverse climate change. In 2013, Carlotta co-founded a paleo snack company called Wholly Bites, which hit the market well before Whole Foods Market and other retailers began adding paleo sections to their stores. Wholly Bites was sold in 2016 and is now marketed under the Thrive Tribe brand. Fun fact: A fourth generation Colorado native, Carlotta’s great grandparents emigrated from Sweden to Boulder in 1876.


Members: $25, Non-members $35 (includes taco bar dinner).
Day of the event: Members: $30, Non-members $40.
Refund requests will be honored up to 48 hours before the event.

5541 Central Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

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