22 Sep September 24, 2018 – Restaurateur Ryan Pernice, Cold Calling Accredited Investors Robert Shaw and Water Surge Shilpa Alva
Will Air on Monday!
Ryan Pernice is the co-owner of Coalition Food and Beverage, alongside his brother, Daniel and Executive Chef Woolery “Woody” Back. Coalition offers “a place for families and neighbors to gather for a common purpose: enjoying expressive, chef-driven American cuisine, carefully crafted drinks, warm hospitality and the spirited companionship of your guests,” said a release. Coalition aims for an “urban aesthetic” atmosphere, which according to Ryan was inspired by “the growing energy of Alpharetta’s downtown.” He loves restaurants because they demand so much of the people who run them. With more than 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Ryan demonstrates a passionate commitment to excellence in his restaurants, Table & Main a southern tavern and Osteria Mattone. Upon opening, Table & Main, he earned early acclaim from critics and diners alike. He opened Table & Main in 2011 featuring “simple, seasonal and Southern” cuisine.
Robert Shaw – Chairman at Funding Authority
Robert Shaw is the Chairman of Funding Authority. At Funding Authority, they are strategically designed to focus on assisting startups with everything, especially CAPITAL RAISING. Funding Authority understands how difficult it is to find the necessary capital to grow a business because they have all been there where you are present. They have surrounded themselves with a stellar team of professionals who have mastered the art of fundraising for startups. Funding Authority understands the needs of entrepreneurs because every entrepreneur has all been there. Robert and the team specialize in the art of fundraising for startups and will provide all of the resources of a company’s need to obtain the necessary funding for one’s new company. Collectively, Robert with the help of his team of professionals, has assisted in raising over $1 billion and more for companies, including in excess of $80 million for RAW startups. They have also been officers or directors of over 100 different companies. Funding Authority is truly a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs looking for financing and all of the tools necessary for one startup to succeed.
Shilpa Alva – Founder of Surge for Water
Shilpa Alva is the founder of Surge for Water, a non-profit that has been helped bring clean water to nearly one million people in nearly a dozen countries around the globe. She worked for a while on the corporate side before plunging into her non-profit full-time. She is a driven strategic leader with 14+ years of supply chain, management consulting, and nonprofit experience focused on business transformation, performance improvement, organizational development, program management, and nonprofit start-up and development. She consistently delivers excellent results while leading teams through high-level strategy and systematic execution. She was awarded 2010 “Woman to Watch” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and recognized for nonprofit success in multiple global publications.