Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Mei Li

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. When Mei Li and I met at a food truck panel in April, her reputation preceded her. Mei Mei is on the tip of most tongues when Bostonians talk about local food trucks. Here she shares just some of her infectious energy, insight, wisdom, and vision. Q. What was…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Flea Foster

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. I live just blocks away from Spoke, and so got to watch it go from raw concept into open restaurant over the course of last year – in that slice of real estate sandwiched between Dave’s Fresh Pasta and Sunshine Lucy’s on Holland Street in Davis Square, Somerville. I…

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Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: The Opportunity Gap

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. Meeting social entrepreneur Gerald Chertavian, founder of Year Up, opened my eyes to an issue I had been only vaguely aware of: the nationwide “skills gap,” which he also describes as the “opportunity gap.” Gerald,…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Sue Liang

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. In June, Sue Liang published 10 Steps to Becoming a Food Entrepreneur, and it quickly made Google News. A poised and tenacious entrepreneur, Sue is currently at MassChallenge. Q:   What was the seed for what is now Asulia? A:   On Mother’s Day the year before I started Asulia, my…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Julie King

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. I first encountered Julie King’s exquisite salsa at MINFoodie5, the fifth edition of Mass Innovation Nights stellar food-business fair. When it hit my mouth, my taste buds started waving their pom-poms – and I bought a “purse-sized” (4-ounce Ball) jar on the spot. (Hint: you can buy it…

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Seeds of Fortune at CGI U

By Nitiya Walker, Babson College Undergraduate student. 1,100 innovative student leaders, 700 commitments to action, 3 days, and 1 university brought together future ideas that could possibly enhance our world’s next generation of leaders. The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) focuses on areas of education, environment, climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation,…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Jody Adams

This interview is originally published on Examiner.com Last month, The New York Times featured Jody Adams in its Women Who Belong in the Kitchen series. For her work as chef-owner of Rialto in Harvard Square, Jody has accrued dozens of awards and accolades. But her impact and influence extend far beyond: she’s a humanitarian, community…

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Emily Weiner

InnerCity Weightlifting Summer Workout Series

This summer, InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) is bringing their training out of the gym and onto the Greenway with a series of 10 free summer workout sessions. The Lewis Institute, Graduate Admissions, and the Graduate Center for Career Development have partnered to sponsor the next session coming up on Wednesday July 23rd at noon. And, we’ll…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Lynn Elliott

This interview is originally published on Examiner.com. I met Lynn in 2013, before she’d left a job in finance to launch Lynn’s Delicious. We’ve been in and out of each other’s food worlds ever since. Lynn lives and breathes her mission, and so I wanted to share some of her food journey here… 1: What…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Sally Sampson

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. Cooking guide for kids ChopChop is joyful, fun and a “magazine on a mission.” Today, Sally Sampson’s colorful and captivating quarterly reaches more than 2 million families a year. This summer, Sally and ChopChop are teaming up with former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses to lead healthy…

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