I just love a scrappy entrepreneurial story, and my Friday Fireside Chat guest, Ryan Close, has a great one. A former bartender, he noticed that people would love to enjoy cocktails, but didn’t have the ingredients, the skill or the time to make them up. He started to play around with the concept that would become Bartesian with a Kickstarter campaign in 2014. In But in just a few years, his cocktail company had 975% year-over-year growth and more than $50 million in sales. They’re now embarked on a partnership with Black & Decker and are rapidly becoming a household staple. Join me to hear this story live!