Starting 11 Pitch

I pitched my sports tech company Starting 11 during the 2017 Twin Cities Startup Week Women's Pitch Fest. I gave a 3-minute pitch to an audience of over 300 people at the University of Minnesota McNamara Center on October 9. The Pitch Fest took place after the Minnesota Cup competition finale event, where Starting 11 was honored as the High Tech Division Winner (taking home 30K in prize money).

The third annual Women’s Pitch Fest, hosted by WE*, featured 18 women entrepreneurs and was organized by Capita3

Watch my pitch here (video courtesy of TECHdotMN):


Our winning Starting 11 team is below, with our fantastic mentor Steven Snyder.

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Good Food Boom Goes Live!

I founded Good Food Boom to answer the questions I hear over and over again from food entrepreneurs.

Savvy food entrepreneurs need to know enough about the law to make sure it doesn't interfere with their business. You need to know when it's worth it to pay for legal advice and when you could risk doing some legal DIY.

You want to protect your product, your brand name, and you countless hours of sweat equity. You want the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have your legal ducks in a row.

I've helped hundreds of food entrepreneurs achieve clarity on these issues over the years. But there is only one of me, and only so many consults I can offer or speaking engagements I can take. That's why Good Food Boom exists.

Good Food Boom will be a stockpile of legal and business firepower for food entrepreneurs nationwide. The goal is to help your food business explode -- in a good way. I look forward to helping you learn how to grow and protect your business. Send me your questions!

United Nations FAO Project: Organic Agriculture in Mauritius

I recently traveled to Mauritius as a legal consultant to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project to support the African island nation's transition to organic farming.

In my capacity as the International Consultant on Organic Agriculture Legislation, I am helping Ministry of Agro-Industry officials and a national team of consultants to create a new national law regulating organic production, processing and marketing in Mauritius (similar to the USDA organic laws in the United States).

As the next step in the project, I will help finalize the new Mauritius organic agriculture legislation and travel to Mauritius later this year to discuss the creation of organic implementing regulations.

Food Law Goes Blue

I recently spoke at my alma mater, the University of Michigan Law School. The Michigan Food Law and Policy Association invited me to speak about my career, my food law practice, and my advice for law students interested in working with agricultural and food entrepreneur clients.

I was joined by my husband and fellow Michigan Law graduate Teague Orgeman, a litigation partner at the Stoel Rives law firm in Minneapolis.