San Francisco Small Business Week 2016 has ended
Thursday, May 26 • 3:20pm - 4:50pm
Founders Stories: Equator Coffee & Tea, Three Twins Ice Cream, & Goorin Bros.

Founders Stories: Equator Coffee & Tea, Three Twins Ice Cream, & Goorin Bros.
Session 4: 3:20pm - 4:50pm
Category: Individual Development

Being a small business owner is more of a journey than a job. In this session you will hear from three successful entrepreneurs about their journey, lessons learned, and what it has taken for them to reach their level of success today. Each speaker will be in discussion with moderator Mark Dwight, Founder and CEO of Rickshaw Bagworks, for 15 minutes, followed up by 10 minutes of Q&A with the audience. We’re excited to present the stories of Neal Gottlieb, Founder of Three Twins Ice Cream; Ben Goorin, CEO & President of Goorin Bros.; and Helen Russell, Co-founder & CEO of Equator Coffees & Tea and the 2016 California Small Business of the Year!

All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. For more information, contact info@sfsmallbusinessweek.com.

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Mark Dwight

Founder and CEO, Rickshaw Bagworks
Mark Dwight is the founder and CEO of Rickshaw Bagworks, a San Francisco-based manufacturer of messenger bags, computer carrying cases, bicycle packs and urban lifestyle luggage. Rickshaw manufactures it’s own products in its own factory in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco... Read More →

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Ben Goorin

President and CEO, Goorin Bros.
Ben Goorin is President and CEO of Goorin Bros., the fourth-generation family-owned business started by his great-grandfather in 1895. Since taking over as CEO in 2006, Ben has helmed Goorin Bros.’ transformation from a traditional wholesale business to a retail powerhouse and industry... Read More →
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Neal Gottlieb

Founding Twin, Three Twins Ice Cream
Neal Gottlieb launched Three Twins Ice Cream in 2005 and has since expanded his business from a single scoop shop to a national brand available in over 3,000 major grocers, natural food and specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores and corner markets... Read More →
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Helen Russell

Co-Founder and CEO, Equator Coffees & Teas, Inc.
Helen Russell is the co-founder and CEO of Equator Coffees & Teas, Inc. in San Rafael, CA. Under her leadership for more than twenty years, Equator has grown from a small roaster and wholesale supplier into a national brand known for its values-driven approach, award-winning coffee... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2016 3:20pm - 4:50pm
City College, North Beach/Chinatown Campus 808 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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