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True Confessions of a Mission-Driven Entrepreneur

Hanson Bridgett

Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Hanson Bridgett and Social Venture Network are delighted to feature outstanding business leaders for “True Confessions from Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs.” Our speakers will share the wisdom they gained as they launched and grew their businesses, including the greatest lessons they learned the hard way and the advice they wish they heard but never got. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion, lively networking and inspiring words from experienced, innovative entrepreneurs.


Bruce KatzBruce Katz
CEO & Founder, Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company
Co-Founder, The Rockport Shoe Company

Bruce Katz has been a successful entrepreneur for more than 20 years, starting or leading enterprises ranging from shoes to software. In 2013, Bruce founded the Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company, a project born of a longstanding family tradition of making high quality comfortable men’s shoes. Bruce is a founding member of Business for Social Responsibility and has been involved in the SVN community since its inception.

Kara GoldinKara Goldin
CEO, Hint Inc.


Kara Goldin is founder and CEO of Hint, a natural beverage company based in San Francisco. Hint Water was launched in 2005 and was the first no calorie, unsweetened essence water on the market. Kara was formerly the Vice President of Shopping and E-commerce Partnerships at AOL, where she grew AOL’s shopping business from startup to more than $1 billion in revenue in less than 7 years. Kara was selected among 10 other women as Fortune’s 2011 “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs,” and most recently named to Forbes’ “40 Women to Watch Over 40.”

Cheryl ContreeCheryl Contee
Founder & CEO, Fission Strategy

Cheryl Contee is the CEO and co-founder of Fission Strategy, which helps the world’s leading non-profits, foundations and social enterprises use the Internet in innovative ways to create change globally. She is also the co-founder of, which is a rising tech startup, specializing in cutting edge influencer marketing technology and #YesWeCode, which represents the movement to help over 100,000 low opportunity youth to become high quality coders. Huffington Post and Black Enterprise listed her as one of the Top 27 Female Founders in Tech to Follow on Twitter in 2011. Fast Company named her one of their 2010 Most Influential Women in Tech.


Teresa PahlTeresa Pahl
Hanson Bridgett LLP

Bruce, Kara, and Cheryl will be interviewed by Teresa Pahl, partner at Hanson Bridgett law firm. Teresa provides legal services to sustainable businesses, socially responsible investors and investment funds. Teresa specializes in corporate and securities matters, representing companies in all phases of their life cycle. Teresa is passionate about social enterprise and supporting mission-driven business leaders and female entrepreneurs.
SVN - Since 1987, Social Venture Network (SVN) has been the leading network of entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the world does business. SVN connects the leaders of socially responsible enterprises to share wisdom and resources, form strategic alliances and explore new solutions that build a more just and sustainable economy.

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425 Market Street Building
425 Market Street
26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Hanson Bridgett

Hanson Bridgett has been an integral part of the San Francisco
Bay Area’s legal landscape since 1958. With offices on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge – in San Francisco and the North Bay – as well as in Sacramento and the East Bay, we seek to stay ahead of an ever-changing legal world while holding tight to the value of maintaining close client contact. This emphasis on the needs of clients extends from our 150 attorneys to the bright and devoted support staff that works alongside them.


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