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Startup Grind Memphis Hosts Brandon Thomas (Guilt Free Pastries)

Startup Grind Memphis

Monday, June 30, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)

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Brandon Thomas, Guilt Free Pastries

Brandon Thomas, a rising star on the pastry scene in the Mid-South and lifelong foodie with more than 20 years of self taught culinary experience, weighed an unhealthy 300 pounds thirteen years ago. Deciding to make a change in his life, within one-hundred and ten days, he lost 125 pounds. Unknowingly, that feat would lead to him founding Guilt Free Pastries (GFP) just twelve years later. In August 2013, now 135 pounds lighter, Brandon discovered his allergic reactions to both gluten and grains, knowing that these issues would put an end to his love for all things sweet, he began heavily experimenting with gluten and grain free recipes. His creative mindset led him to create a recipe that was not only free of grains and gluten but also free of processed sugar, butter, and included organic and local ingredients which was his one of a kind Avocado Brownies. Since then, Brandon has expanded the Guilt Free menu to include varieties of cookies, muffins, breads, dough, and vegan products. He subsequently won a Start Co. speed-pitch contest, connected with numerous local mentors, found a market for his products at Miss Cordelia’s Grocery, Stone Soup Café, Phillip Ashley Chocolates, and has been featured in the Memphis Flyer in less than a year of operations.

Agenda   6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking

Hosted By

Katie Maxwell, Memphis Chapter Director

Katie Maxwell worked in the corporate world for the past 8 years specializing in marketing, communications and public relations.  Due to a company wide restructuring her position was eliminated in early 2013.  Unsure of what she wanted to do next, Katie spent several months working with a team to start a coworking space in Memphis, TN.   In just a few months, the lease was signed, renovations completed and Cowork Memphis came on the scene.  She now serves as the Director of Community Relations at Cowork Memphis.

Email: kmaxwell@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @@ktothemaxwell

Global Partners

Google for Entrepreneurs

Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products.

Local Partners

Cowork Memphis

Venue Sponsor

What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 100 cities and 42 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

Disclaimer: Startup Grind event ticket sales are non-transferable, non-refundable, and final. If an event is cancelled due to weather, speaker availability, or any other unforeseeable event you will be refunded automatically. If a speaker moves the event date you will have 48-hours to request a refund if you are unable to make the new event date. Please direct any additional ticketing issues to customerservice@startupgrind.com.

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Cowork Memphis
902 S Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104

Monday, June 30, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)


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Startup Grind Memphis

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
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