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      June 19, 2013

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      Managing Hockey Stick Growth for Start-Ups

      Beyond the euphoria of starting a company with a product or service that people really want to buy, the operational reality of managing growth at a demanding pace is what can make or break a business. Please join Mary Waldner, co-founder and chair of  Mary's Gone Crackers and Neil Grimmer, co-founder and CEO of Plum Organics in conversation with Teresa Pahl of Hanson Bridgett as they discuss the ups and downs of rapid growth and what every entrepreneur in a high-growth sector should know.



      Teresa Pahl
      Hanson Bridgett LLP


      Neil Grimmer
      CEO & Co-founder
      Plum Organics

      Plum Inc., a leading organic baby, toddler and kids’ food company and one of the fastest-growing food brands in the US. Neil has successfully led the growth of Plum by fusing his knowledge of design and innovative business practices as well as his passion for social responsibility. Before Plum, he was the VP of Strategy and Innovation at Clif Bar & Company, and prior to that a Senior Designer at IDEO.

      Mary Waldner
      Mary’s Gone Crackers

      Mary’s Gone Crackers, an award-winning line of organic, gluten-free crackers and snacks. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, Mary started developing her own gluten-free crackers for family and friends. In 2003, she left her job as a psychotherapist to start her own company, which now employs more than160 people and bakes round the clock to keep up with growing demand.


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