Going Viral, Getting Innovative and the Mindset of a Small Business Owner
The Ups and Downs of staying innovative with your small business with Mark Shaw…
TED Talk Speaker, Small Business Owner, Lifetime innovator and all around great storyteller Mark Shaw takes us through his journey of growing his small business from the confines of a storage locker to one of the best businesses to work for in Jacksonville.
Make sure to arrive early to park and place your food order (included in ticket price)!
Pulled straight from Mark’s TED profile…
After graduating from college in 1980, Mark viewed a news broadcast on a toxic waste clean-up called Love Canal. The TV footage showed leaking steel drums of toxic waste being lowered into larger steel drums, called Salvage Drums. It was then Mark was inspired to “save the world from toxic waste and build a drum that would never leak”. At the age of 23, with only an economics major as his experience and working out of a rented storage locker, he developed his first patent, an plastic overpack container with resistance wiring built into the lid that would automatically heat weld the lid to the container with the push of a button. He dubbed it Macroencapsulation and today, Macroencapsulation is not only an EPA approved treatment for hazardous waste but is also used extensively at DOE National Labs for shipping and treating mixed radioactive waste that is both chemically and radioactively hazardous. Many of his inventions and products have become the market standard worldwide. Mark and his companies have also been credited with being pioneers in the spill containment and storm water management industry and is now implementing the vision of bringing advanced and innovative technologies to industry on a global basis through its 1,500 distributors covering 80 countries.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Program
1028 Park St.
Jacksonville, FL 32204