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We will be hosting this series all summer long in VirBELA's Open Campus, highlighting interesting business stories to help get us through these times from startups who are making a difference.
Jacob Pechenik is a passionate entrepreneur who has built a career around questioning and improving industry status quos. Jacob is the co-founder of The Farm Project, a Public Benefit Corporation whose mission is to transform our food system by engaging and empowering consumers. From The Farm Project sprouted Lettuce Grow, an initiative that empowers everyone to grow 20% of their food at home. Jacob’s dedication to innovation and socially constructive disruption is evident in every element of Lettuce Grow, from sustainably designed hydroponic growing systems to an altruistic program intended to make the magic of fresh nutrition available in disadvantaged communities.
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88.9FM Business Radio Host & Peak Mindful
Ariel Kramer has been working with communications and marketing for the past 10 years. She founded her own boutique PR and Marketing firm, Klover Communications, in 2013 and has served as the Chief Communications Officer of CELLINK, the publicly traded leading 3D Bioprinting company since 2016. She was listed as one of the top 25 women in 3D Printing for her work with CELLINK. Kramer has worked with companies all over the world helping them raise their visibility and establish a strong brand. Aside from her work with communications and marketing, she currently writes for Business Insider and has written for The Wall Street Journal and Huffington Post.