Straight Talk From Startups


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Join us for appetizers , social networking, and an informative panel discussion. Meet fellow professionals and small business owners. The panel includes:
Petros Pappalas- CEO, World Brand
Petros started World Brand with partner Shanna Henry in 2018 after seeing the devastation that plastic waste causes on the planet. They market a dye-free, biodegradable paper straw that is good for the environment and superior to current paper straws.

Adrean Turner - Owner, Turner Coaching, Training & Consulting, is a leading provider of workforce and career management solutions and strategies.

Mary Wolfe - is opening Cafe Esperanza, A pay-what-you-can restaurant following the model of One World Everybody Eats.

Jessie Garcia, Founder & CEO Tozuda - Inventor of a head impact sensor that indicates potential traumatic brain injury while a student at Lehigh University. Users attach a small device onto their helmets or hardhat. In the event of a potentially concussive force, the device turns bright red. The red color signals to users that they should seek medical attention. Their motto is "if it's red, check your head".