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Conscious Culture Goes Organic
Date Wednesday November 19
Time 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Hanson Bridgett
425 Market St 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorNikki Pava
Emailconcapbayarea [at]
In today's food landscape there are many choices for consumers and business owners alike from organic and non-GMO to pesticide-free, natural and beyond. Of course that's just about product. What about culture?

Are you interested in creating a conscious organization but don't know how to get started? Join us for this exciting panel discussion and hear from two organic food companies that have blazed the trail.

Dale Rodrigues, CEO of Mary's Gone Crackers and the co-founders of Back to the Roots, Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez will share their experiences in establishing conscious culture, leadership, shareholders and purpose. They'll also talk about how they've navigated important business challenges and transitions.

Dale Rodrigues is the Co-Founder, CEO and President of Mary's Gone Crackers. Rodrigues heads Mary's Gone Crackers accelerated growth strategy and is responsible for building all aspects of Mary's Gone Crackers team. Under his exceptional leadership, Rodrigues has established Mary's Gone Crackers as one of the premier brands in the natural foods industry. Rodrigues is married to Mary Waldner, with whom he created Mary's Gone Crackers. He resides in Paradise, CA.

Nikhil Arora & Alejandro Belez, Founders of Back to the Roots. These two were a few months away from graduation at UC Berkeley when they first heard that they could grow gourmet mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. Inspired by the idea of turning waste into fresh, local food, they experimented in Alex's fraternity kitchen, ultimately growing one test bucket of oyster mushrooms. With that one bucket and incredible support from the community, they decided to forgo their investment banking and consulting offers. Instead they became full-time urban mushroom farmers and have since created two award-winning products, the Mushroom Kit and AquaFarm, that are sold in over 2500 retailers nationwide!
Added to the calendar on Sunday Nov 9th, 2014 6:27 PM
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