We are hosting Marty Pollack | 马丁| 首席运营官 COO and Co-Founder of Torch Coffee Company
Marty Pollack is the Co-Owner of Torch Coffee. He has a passionate commitment to improving the quality of coffee from crop to cup and the lives those at each step of the coffee value chain. He is an expert in coffee sensory analyses and loves building networks to bridge stakeholders in the industry.
He is an authorized SCA & CQI Q-Grader instructor, bringing hands-on knowledge and experience to the classroom. Marty is bilingual in Chinese and English and has a BA in Chinese Language and Culture. Torch Coffee follows a fellowship model with their suppliers, distributors, clients, and retailers. Education and building empathy are at the center of what they do. Marty believes that through working with both retail side coffee professionals and Farmers that Torch and others can make a change in the way coffee is traded around the world. 他说 “我希望透过和咖啡零售业的咖啡专业人士和农户能进一步的促进咖啡公平交易”
As Chief Operating Officer of Torch, Marty has not only had the opportunity to mentor staff and partners at different stages of their professional development but he also has the chance to mentor other entrepreneurs as they hone their skills and sharpen their processes for improving their own businesses.
In this Fireside Chat Webinar, we will discuss these questions:
- How to build relationships that build strong business?
- How can a young entrepreneur find a mentor in their field?
- How to validate if a mentorship is actually working well?
- How to better promote your products and services in China?
About Torch Coffee Company
Nestled in the famous tea terraces and coffee farms of Pu'er in the Yunnan Province, Torch operates a comprehensive coffee institute, with a fully functional café, roasting factory, and coffee training lab They offer hands-on experiences right at origin. With active operations along the whole vertical, Torch is positioned with a unique opportunity to give coffee trainees a comprehensive learning experience by visiting and learning about coffee production at the farms and processing facilities year-round, bringing a fuller understanding of the coffee industry from farm to cafe. They offer Q- Grader, Roasting, and Brewing courses monthly, as well as provide additional experiences to round off any coffee professional skillset or cafe owner’s enrichment.
Exclusive application for 1:1 Mentorship with an AWS expert
As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month.
Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.