We hope to see you at the next meeting of the Inventors’ Association of St. Louis — Thursday, November 2, 2017!
At this meeting, IASL is proud to host keynote speaker Dr. Ted Mimlitz, one of the co-founders of Ted & Andy, LLC, the manufacturer of the wildly-successful party dip, ManDip®! This is a meeting that you WILL NOT want to miss!
Years ago, Ted Mimlitz — a St. Louis-area medical doctor — had created a party dip recipe that was insanely popular with his friends and family. The closely-guarded secret recipe featured sausage, cheese, tomatoes, peppers, and spices. At the urging of friends and family, Ted and his business partner Andy Wolf decided to dive into the Party Dip business, thus they began navigating the unfamiliar waters of producing, packaging, distributing, and advertising a new food product to local grocery stores.
As word spread, and ManDip grew in popularity, Ted and Andy widened their distribution across the entire United States to include national chains, such as Kroger, WalMart, Meijers, Harris Teeter, Shaws, Big Y, Price Chopper as well as local stores Dierbergs, Schnucks, Shop & Save, and many others. Over 7500 stores total! In order to diversify, Ted and Andy also developed and introduced 5 additional new flavors/recipes. As a result, ManDip is fast approaching a Top-10 Ranking of Dip Sales nationwide!
And Ted and Andy accomplished all this without quitting their day jobs!
This is an incredible success story that is certain to inspire our St. Louis Inventor Community — which includes a climb up a steep learning curve in an unfamiliar business arena, with many hazards and roadblocks along the way, and ultimately sustained success.
This meeting will be at the Venture Café/CIC, one of the area’s top venues for entrepreneurs to get together and talk shop!!
Please feel free to share this invitation email with friends and co-workers who may also be interested in learning about an entrepreneurial path to success in the food industry. Newcomers are always welcome!
Venture Café @ The Cambridge Innovation Center
4240 Duncan Avenue | 2nd Floor | Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
POST-KEYNOTE MEET & GREET —
Before and after the keynote presentation, we anticipate another productive meet-and-greet, in which the St. Louis Inventor community can share a beverage with Ted Mimlitz and the IASL Directors.
My fellow Directors — who consist of leaders from their respective fields of invention, manufacturing, intellectual property law, research, finance, engineering, and marketing — are always eager to lend an ear or offer advice whenever needed. Please do not hesitate to reach out at the meeting, if you feel that one or more Directors can be of assistance! You can read the biographies of our Directors HERE.
Also, we expect a sizable turnout for this meeting, so the offline discussions and networking opportunities networking should be extra-special.
Please Note! — This month’s meeting will be held at Venture Café at the Cambridge Innovation Center! See below for details.
We hope to see you there!
Venture Café @ The Cambridge Center
4240 Duncan Avenue | 2nd Floor
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:00pm-6:00pm – Networking
6:00pm-7:00pm – Main Event Discussion led by Dr. Ted Mimlitz, M.D.
7:00pm-8:00pm – Meet & Greet with Ted Mimlitz, Inventors, & Directors
Free, Ample Parking (park on the NE corner of the building). Enter on the NW corner.
Food & Beverage
Free Refreshments Provided.
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