The Hot Seat: Ben Hewitt
What began as a career in banking after college, quickly turned into a new kind of adventure. In 1997, Ben co-founded CoAdvantage which became one of the largest HR outsourcing firms in the nation. Just over ten years later, Ben was ready for his next entrepreneurial journey. Little did he know that this would lead him down the path of becoming an inventor. In 2011, Corkcicle was developed in Ben’s garage and landed in stores just nine months later. Corkcicle is now sold approximately 7000 retail stores in the United States and has distribution throughout the world. The brand has expanded to multiple product lines and both Ben and his products have received major media coverage including the Today Show, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes.
The Hot Seat Story:
Hear from Central Florida’s top entrepreneurs as they take on the hot seat and tell their story about building a successful business. We’ll provide the lunch, you provide (some of) the questions.
Typically, advice from the leaders of multi-million dollar companies would not come cheap, but now you have the opportunity to glean valuable knowledge and lessons for the price of a sandwich. Featured speakers will be questioned about their experience and business acumen in areas of finance, HR, marketing and sales.