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Tuesday, May 16 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Founders Stories: Kevin McCracken, Social Imprints; Keith Greggor, Anchor Brewing & Rohit Prakash and Nipul Patel, TownSquared

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Being a small business owner is more of a journey than a job. We’ve expanded this workshop to a whole day where you can hear from successful entrepreneurs about their journey, lessons learned, and what it has taken for them to reach their level of success today. 

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avatar for Keith Greggor, Co-Founder of Anchor Brewers & Distillers

Keith Greggor, Co-Founder of Anchor Brewers & Distillers

After an early career as a civil engineer, Keith gained an MBA at City University Business School in London. Experimenting with his own businesses led to joining IDV’s first Group Marketing Structure in 1983.  Closely involved with the senior management of arguably the most dynamic drinks company of that decade... Read More →
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Kevin McCracken, Social Imprints

Kevin McCracken is the Co-Founder of Social Imprints, a full service branded merchandise company in San Francisco. Over the past eight years, Social Imprints has created merchandise programs for some of the worlds top brands including, Airbnb, Pinterest, DocuSign, Dropbox, Zendesk, and more. In 2014 Kevin managed the opening of Social Imprints state-of-the-art screen printing facility on Folsom Street in SOMA. With this new headquarters and continued sales growth, Social Imprints has grown to 35 full-time employees and $10 Million in annual sales. | | Social Imprints commitment to social and environmental responsibility is part of their DNA. As a leader in social enterprise, they have created a successful business with a unique social mission: to give career opportunities and hope to individuals that need a second chance. As of 2017, 85% of Social Imprints full-time employee's come from at-risk populations. Team members who have been incarcerated, are recovering from substance abuse, or have other economic and educational challenges to employment are encouraged to utilize the support offered and become industry leaders. Kevin has a unique perspective on both local manufacturing and social enterprise. With over 18 years of continuous sobriety and 17 years working in screen printing shops, Kevin uses his story of recovery to inspire Social Imprints employees to strive for and achieve more in their lives. | | Kevin has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, decorating and promotional products. He has received numerous awards for his work in both the decorated apparel industry and social enterprise. Kevin continues to collaborate with clients, vendor's, partners, and employees to create the most innovative branded products... Read More →
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Nipul Patel, TownSquared

Nipul is a supporter and advocate of the culture and vitality of small businesses in local communities. He was born into a family sustained by not only its small-business ownership, but the communities that supported them. He spent nearly seven years at CEB optimizing risk ma... Read More →
avatar for Rohit Prakash, TownSquared

Rohit Prakash, TownSquared

As the son of small business owners, Rohit developed a true understanding of the problems they faced on a daily basis and was driven to protect small business and help them thrive. He knew one thing business owners were short on was time, and he saw an opportunity for them to connect and lend expertise to one another quickly and easily. He believes that to compete in today's economy, small businesses need to be able to operate at the level of scale that larger chains can... Read More →

Sponsors
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U.S. Bank

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $446 billion in assets as of December 31, 2016, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,106 banking offices in 25 states and 4,842 A... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center 505 Howard St, San Francisco

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