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Wednesday, Sep 30
8:00am — 9:30am
Merchants Office Furniture
504 attending

Denver, Women and Small Business

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. From start-ups to retail concepts to family run businesses, there are several women taking the lead in defining entrepreneurship in Denver. The panel in this discussion has been strategically pulled together to include women from all different backgrounds running very different businesses. The common denominators being Denver, Women and Small Business. The panel will be moderated by a veteran in the marketing and architecture industry, Elaine Kanelos. Elaine has ample experience defining and implementing strategic marketing strategies for well-known companies including OZ Architecture, HOK and Moshe Safdie & Associates. She is also a published author and mentor to many young women in the Denver community.

Jessie Dixon - COO of Havenly (ecommerce/interior design)
Stephanie Burns - CEO of Chic CEO and Founding Partner of PartnerHere
Elisabeth Vezzani - CEO of Sugarwish
Tran Wills - Owner of Base Coat Nail Salon and Super Ordinary (retail)
Jynx Messacar - President of Merchants Office Furniture (3rd generation family business) .

The panel will cover several critical questions relevant to all entrepreneurs, including:
How did you get started in your business?
How have you grown the company?
How did you survive the recession (if relevant)?
How have you funded your business? Fund raising?
New and interesting social/website strategies?