Taking the Leap into Entrepreneurship with Rassul Zarinfar
Are you interested in what entrepreneurship is really about? Does your current 9-5 not fully fulfill you? Learn how to become an innovative undertaker.
Innovation can happen anywhere...but I bet you didn’t think you would find it at a Brewery. Come hear how Rassul Zarinfar, Founder of Buffalo Bayou Brewery, took the business model of a high growth tech startup and applied it to his business.
As Rassul puts it, he is an overeducated beer-lover (with degrees from both Rice University and Harvard), and he is constantly building and growing his company. He will tell you how he did it, the challenges that come along with running a fast growing company, and how you can apply these skills to prepare yourself to run a company.
We all have the opportunity to innovate, whether you are in a corporate job, in college or running your own company. Learning from the success and challenges of others is how we grow.
About Rassul Zarinfar:
In 2002, Rassul got the brewing bug while earning a degree in English from Rice University and working at a bar on campus. After a number of home-brew batches, his love of beer was sealed and shortly after graduation he accepted a position at Silver Eagle Distributors. After 6 years, he was not only leading sales presentations but internal pricing strategy, reforming fuel efficiency, and making sure that one of the largest beer distributors in the world was able to enter the Houston and San Antonio markets.
After years at a large distributor, Rassul began craving the freedom that a small, artisan brewery could provide. In 2011, he laid the groundwork, after graduating with an MBA from Harvard, he put his English degree to work and began writing a business plan. Today, back in Houston, Texas, Buffalo Bayou Brewery exists only miles away from where Rassul tested out his first home-brew batch. A community and neighborhood staple, Buffalo Bayou Brewery is a testament to beers inspired by the seasons, farmers and the local culture of Texas!
This event is a collaboration between the Houston Technology Center and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. They are working together to spread entrepreneurship and inspire the next generation of great founders.
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Junior Chamber of Commerce: JCI (Junior Chamber International) is a network of entrepreneurs aged 18-40 dedicated to creating the social enterprises that will change our world. Colloquially known as the “Jaycees” since our founding in the 1930’s, JCI Houston is the local affiliate of JCI, and has experienced explosive growth as we tap into the true change agents of the 21st century, social entrepreneurs. Want to change your world? We have access to the mentors, training, and network you need to achieve success. Already up for the challenge? Then register for JCI Houston “IMPACT Days”, a 3 day competition with $5K at stake. Register online at www.impactdays.info
Houston Technology Center: As a catalyst for change, economic growth and development, HTC’s focus is to assist in the acceleration and commercialization of emerging technology companies. Each company is treated individually according to their position in the Acceleration Pathway and their unique needs. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, HTC assists Houston-based entrepreneurs within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace.
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