Meet the 2024 Startup Mendocino Participants
We welcome the entrepreneurs selected for this years startup Mendocino program. They will become part of the growing StartUp Mendocino peer-to-peer network which provides ongoing collaboration beyond the program’s timeline.
During the 19-week program participants will be introduced to new approaches in a series of five modules that address business and financial planning, successful branding and marketing, technology and best practices for e-commerce, time management, and how to pitch your business.
Golden Coast Florals
Sip Wine Bar
Happy Hermit Bakery
Mendocino Baking Company LLC
Meet the Teaching Team
StartUp Mendocino Instructor
Rachel has been helping clients transform their business as a coach for 16 years using the tools and principles to help advance their goals. Her formal education in Marketing and Economics, and years of experience in Executive Recruiting has empowered her to work with clients who are ready to boost their leadership and business growth.
As a successful business owner and West Center Director, Mike brings real world rural business insights to his cohort. His sales, management, and advisory background aim to empower small ventures. Holding a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from St. Mary’s College, he’s poised to lift our StartUp Mendocino businesses to new heights.
Lisa leverages 30+ years in HR leadership to simplify complexities for small businesses. Her tenure at Intel and startups fosters pragmatic solutions. Co-founding Affogato HR Consulting, she’s adept at relationship-building and conflict resolution. Lisa holds a bachelor’s in industrial and organizational psychology and SPHR certification.
With nearly four decades in the culinary field and three as a restaurateur, Julia is a seasoned expert. She advises businesses, teaches business classes at Mendocino College, and collaborates for Mendocino County’s economic growth. Her involvement in community boards and business expansion underscores her commitment to local success.