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NIP Weekly Gathering: Thistle Farms: Challenges and Reward of Innovating to bring Social Change within the Community

  • Thistle Farms 5122 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN, 37209 United States (map)

Join us every Friday from 7:30am-9:00am for coffee and conversation with fellow creative and innovative Nashvillians.

LOCATION CHANGE: We will be meeting at Thistle Farms Cafe instead of oneC1TY. 

Hal Cato, CEO of Thistle Farms will discuss challenges and reward of innovating to bring social change within the community. The company was started in 2001 and has grown into a flourishing beauty and lifestyle brand. The company supports the mission of to HEAL, EMPOWER, AND EMPLOY women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. They also recently partnered with Vanderbilt University's Wond'ry to develop a new manufacturing technique for their line of candles. The effort resulted in a cost-effective and timely solution to meet an order for 35,000 to a major retailer. Join us as we discuss applying innovative strategies to support a social mission.

Nashville Innovation Project gathering seeks to:

  • Increase the density of social connections within Nashville's diverse array innovative and creative communities.

  • Explore and learn about innovative work happening within the region.

  • Provide a casual and welcoming forum for discussing new ideas

  • Connect the city's cluster of innovation infrastructure and encourage migration between them.