Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014 7:00p -
Brooklyn Boulders Somerville
12A Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143
About This Event
Emerging technologies are changing the way we fuel, dress and train ourselves to be fit and are paving the way for new business ideas, challenges, and trends. Join Brooklyn Boulders and General Assembly for an evening of discussion and networking dedicated to connecting innovators in the Boston fitness industry and helping to re-envision the way we stay healthy - mind, body and spirit.
7:00 p.m. Doors Open
7:15 p.m. Welcome
7:30-8:15 p.m. Panel moderated by Justin Mendelson / Founder, HackFit
Jeremy Balboni / Founder, Brooklyn Boulders Somerville
Molly MacDonald / Founder, The Mobile Locker Co
Susan Cabana / Founder, Nourish Your Soul
Kit Hickey / Co-Founder, Ministry of Supply
8:15 p.m. Physical Challenge
8:30 p.m. Mix n Mingle
About the Speakers
Ministry of Supply
Kit Hickey and Aman Advani are the co-founders of Ministry of Supply, a menswear company out of MIT which aims to re-create the way men think of business clothing. Ministry of Supply launched its newest shirt, the Apollo, on Kickstarter and became the most-funded fashion project of all time, raising $430K from nearly 3,000 customers in 40 countries.
Jeremy Balboni was born in Boston and spent the first 14 years of his life living in France, studying at a French school before returning to Boston. Jeremy attended Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He majored in finance and was president of his fraternity during his junior year.
Graduating in 2005, Jeremy immediately started in research at Wellington Management in the fixed income group. After earning the CFA designation at the age of 26, Jeremy moved to the equities.
Jeremy has been an avid climber for over a decade, which led him to co-found Brooklyn Boulders in 2009. Since then the company has grown at a rapid rate, establishing itself as one of the most forward-looking, innovative companies in the climbing gym industry.
As current CEO of Brooklyn Boulders, Jeremy’s role is to lead Brooklyn Boulders’ team to achieve the company’s vision while establishing itself as a national presence in this booming industry.
Justin Mendelson is the founder and CEO of Hackfit, the first healthy hackathon company in the world. Most recently, he also co-founded the company Perfect Burpee, after inventing a 'smart grip' consumer exercise mat for exercising at-home, outdoors, or on-the-go. Justin founded his first company, a product consulting firm, at the age of 22 while in graduate school, and is a firm believer in the principle that fitness, wellness, and entrepreneurial purpose are catalysts not just for innovation, but for a happier life.
Jusitn graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Bioengineering and a year later with a masters from Lehigh in Management Science & Engineering. He has been featured in the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, ReadWrite, and several blogs. Justin’s hobbies include running, adventuring outdoors, and just completed his first IRONMAN 70.3.
The Mobile Locker Co.
An avid runner, Molly MacDonald launched the first mobile locker service focused on road races in March of 2014. By the end of this year, The Mobile Locker Co. will expand outside of New England to Florida and California, and runners from coast to coast will have a convenient, secure solution for storage on race day. Molly played lacrosse at Arizona State (go Devils!), worked in marketing prior to starting TMLC, and lives in South Boston.
About Our Partners
Brooklyn Boulders Somerville
Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) Somerville is a 40,000 sq. ft. rock climbing and fitness facility in Somerville, Massachusetts that offers a new type of community space that blends state-of-the-art climbing terrain with art, culture, music, and entrepreneurship. Brooklyn Boulders is a dynamic creative community. BKB Somerville strives to maintain a strong connection with its community in various efforts such as inviting local graffiti artists to display their work and planning our youth events around local school schedules. Whether you’re a seasoned 5.13 climber or just found yourself interested in trying something new, come to BKB Somerville and find what you’re looking for.