17 Jan January 17, 2017 – Women’s Startup Lab Ari Horie & Baldridge Winner Ken Schiller
Pull the Blue Ball below to 4:14 to hear Ari and to 29:51 to hear Ken (PC only)
Ari Horie – CEO and Founder of Women’s Startup Lab
Ari Horie is CEO/Founder of Women’s Startup Lab and an entrepreneur with strong leadership skills. She is dedicated to supporting female tech startup founders. Women’s Startup Lab, located in Silicon Valley, is a unique venture that seeks to make women into world class leaders. Ari has been featured in various publications and given the honor as a Keynote Speaker and Panelist for Women Startups and Technology conferences. She has been selected as a 40 over 40 Women to Watch, an Influential Woman by Silicon Valley Business Journal, a CNN 10 Visionary Women, and a Marie Claire “20 Women Changing Ratio.” Ari has been written about in Forbes Japan, Mercury News, the Huffington Post, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Success Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
Ken Schiller – Founder of K&N Management and Winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
K&N Management is an Austin,Texas-area developer for Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q and the creator of Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes. Both of these fast-casual restaurant concepts feature walk-up counter service and a limited menu. The company’s culture is based on quality and excellence, strong relationships with its customers, and a vision “to become world famous by delighting one guest at a time.” The company has more than 450 employees with revenue of approximately $50 million. Ken and Brian Nolen got into the restaurant business in 1993. Today, Rudy’s North Austin is the #1 restaurant in food sales per square foot in Texas. The Austin American-Statesman named the firm “the best place to work in Austin.” Gross profit for Rudy’s “Country Store” & Bar-B-Q has exceeded the industry standard in every year, reaching nearly 47 percent.