Episode: 0014 Special Follow-up Edition Part 1 – Farm and McLean 20170424


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0014 Special Follow-up Edition Part 1 – Farm and McLean 20170424
Bay Area Ventures presents this first of two special follow-up episodes where we check in with guests from the first three seasons of the show. First up, we’ll be speaking with Christopher Farm, Co-Founder and CEO of Tenjin, Inc. (www.tenjin.io) Christopher made his first appearance on Bay Area Ventures in April of 2016. Back then, Tenjin was a new startup fresh out of the Y-Combinator incubator. Chris will share with us how Tenjin has fared over the past year and talk about some of the biggest surprises and challenges he’s faced. Did his staff grow? Have sales grown? How difficult has it been to attract and retain technical talent in the San Francisco Bay Area in a period of extreme economic growth and competition. Christopher will tell us all about it.

In the second half of the show we’ll follow-up with Dave McLean, Founder of Magnolia Brewing (http://magnoliabrewing.com). Dave was my first guest on Bay Area Ventures back in March of 2014. At the time, Magnolia Brewing was operating its flagship Magnolia Gastropub on the fabled Haight Street in San Francisco and was still building out a new restaurant and a new brewing facility. We’ll see how those facilities have done and also learn about their recent entry into retail sales with a new line of canned beers.

Dave has been brewing beer since the 1990s and is one of the leaders of the modern San Francisco Bay Area craft brewing industry. Dave was the founder of the San Francisco Brewer’s Guild which now boasts a membership of hundreds of craft brewers and hosts dozens of major events in the Bay Area each year including San Francisco Beer Week and the annual Brews by the Bay festival.

McLean is passionate about beer and business. He has built a thriving enterprise with thousands of devoted fans in a city whose roots as a brewer’s haven go back to the gold rush days of the 1800’s. That’s no small feat and Dave will tell you how he’s done it.

This will be a jam-packed show with a lot of takeaways for your business.

As always, I welcome your comments and feedback. If you have questions for Christopher, Dave or me please feel free to reach out and we’ll do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Recorded on April 24, 2017, on SiriusXM Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School. Bay Area Ventures airs live on Mondays at 4:00pm Pacific Time, 7:00pm Eastern Time. For a list of upcoming and past guest information visit www.donaldlandwirth.com and click on the Show link.

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