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Distinguished Entrepreneur’s Lunch: Nic Mink, Sitka Salmon Shares
February 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
The Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship offers a weekly Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch program where local experts on entrepreneurship tell their unique story and answer questions from students on the UW campus. The sessions occur during the lunch hour (12:15-1:15 p.m.) in room 5110 of Grainger Hall and are held most Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters.
Nic Mink is the Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Fishmonger of Sitka Salmon Shares. His story begins in 2011 when Nic, as a Midwestern college professor, and his two students traveled to Sitka, Alaska, for the summer. There, they engaged in conversations and deepened their understanding of the importance of protecting Southeast Alaska’s wild salmon populations and the pristine environment that supports one of the world’s last great salmon reserves. They returned to the Midwest with boxes of line-caught, wild Alaskan salmon, harvested by their fisher friends in Sitka. To say the fish was well-received would be an understatement. People raved about the salmon’s taste and were impressed by its traceability.
Sitka Salmon Shares is now a completely integrated boat-to-doorstep seafood company. They have a group of fishermen-owners who deliver the fish and have a small processing plant in Sitka, Alaska where they custom-process the catch with a laser focus on quality and traceability. They have two Good-Fish Hubs in the Midwest which allow us to deliver directly to someone’s doorstep (or to local farmers market or restaurants). Nic is a UW alum with a BA in History and a Ph.D. in History and Environmental Studies.
Please consider joining us on Wednesdays! Seating is limited so RSVP to Lisa Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org. These lunches and other entrepreneurship events can be found at http://bus.wisc.edu/centers/weinert/events