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Tech Cocktail’s DC Fireside Chat with Sweetgreen Co-Founder Jonathan Neman

Jan 14, 2014 6:30 pm - Jan 14, 2014 9:00 pm

Starting a business is hard. Building it into a successful company is even harder. What if you could learn firsthand from the entrepreneurs who have already done it? Already had failures, successes?

Fireside Chats brings the experiences of successful entrepreneurs to you so you can learn valuable lessons for your startup. Hear their stories in their own words and ask them your questions in an intimate setting.  Check some of our impressive speakers from past Tech Cocktail Sessions events.


Jonathan Neman
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of sweetgreen



Jonathan Neman is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of sweetgreen, the much-loved, organic, farm-to-table salad shops. After graduating from Georgetown University, Jonathan and his partners Nicolas Jammet and Nathaniel Ru, opened the first sweetgreen in a 560-square-foot space in Georgetown in August 2007. Over the next six years, the threesome went on to open 22 additional locations throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City.  sweetgreen quickly grew a cult-like following for its delicious and healthy food and commitment to local farmers, the community, sustainability, and company culture. In addition to salads, sweetgreen’s menu includes grain bowls, wraps, seasonal soups and sides, and fresh pressed raw juice. The company also founded sweetlife, an annual food and music festival attracting a curated selection of cutting edge artists, 20,000 attendees, and food from top chefs, local purveyors, and farmers.



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