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Local Legends with Kieran Folliard

COCO Coworking and Collaborative Space

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

Local Legends with Kieran Folliard

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General admission Jun 28, 2017 $20.00 $0.00
COCO member Jun 28, 2017 $15.00 $0.00

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We'll be hanging with this transplanted Irishman and learning all about his graceful transitions from building Irish pubs in the Twin Cities to creating the 2 Ginger Irish Whiskey brand to navigating the brands that call the FOOD BUILDING home. Come prepared with questions!


  • 6-6:30 - Check-in & networking
  • 6:30-7:30 - Program
  • 7:30-8 - Networking

Kieran's official bio
Kieran has four decades of experience developing and building brands and businesses in the food, beverage and hospitality sector. After establishing the successful restaurant portfolio, Cara Irish Pubs based in the Twin Cities area, including The Local, Kieran’s Irish pub, The Liffey and Cooper and selling them in 2011, Kieran founded 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey and within two years 2 GINGERS® was acquired by Beam, a leading global liquor company. Kieran is now leveraging the experience gained from these businesses as well as his networks to create The Lone Grazer Creamery, Red Table Meat Co., and Bakers' Field Flour & Bread at FOOD BUILDING. He is principally responsible for the vision and direction of FOOD BUILDING brands.

About the Local Legends speaker series
Startups are nothing new in Minnesota. Many of the products and services we take for granted were started by a lone entrepreneur at some time. Target, General Mills, Medtronic, 3M, Best Buy? All founded by someone with a big idea. We want to sit down with the founders of well-known and much-loved local businesses and projects and simply ask them, “how’d you do it?”

Check out upcoming Local Legends at COCO:
March 22 - 
Sona Mehring, Founder of CaringBridge
April 26 - Erik Saltvold, Founder of Erik's Bikes
August 23 - Lili Hall, Founder of KNOCK

Do they all sound too good to miss? Purchased bundled tickets for all 4 Local Legends evenings for a discounted price. 2017 Local Legends Bundled Tickets

Have questions about Local Legends with Kieran Folliard? Contact COCO Coworking and Collaborative Space

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When & Where

COCO Uptown
1010 W. Lake St.
Suite 100 (Lake St. entrance)
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)

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COCO Coworking and Collaborative Space

COCO is a place to explore your dreams, build your ventures and prosper. We offer memberships that provide access to multiple COCO spaces, meeting venues, and educational and social events. Whether you are an independent, an entrepreneur building a startup, a small business owner or a corporate innovator, COCO is a place to imagine and pursue what’s possible.


** In addition to creating our own original content for programming, COCO also works with local and national partners to bring relevant thought leadership and conversation to our members and the greater MSP community. COCO is happy to offer free and/or discounted tickets to COCO members on events that include COCO-original content. Events that are put on in partnership with other groups and/or are hosted by 3rd parties at COCO locations are not included in this member perk.

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