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Innovate State: Turning Passion Into Profit
Wednesday, October 20
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
The Innovate State Speaker Series brings both emerging and accomplished Spartans back to campus for a fireside chat-style interview. These 60-minute sessions offer the chance for guests to share their perspectives on a wide array of topics like innovation, startup life, investments, and career paths. These are stories of success, stories of failures, and stories of uncommon will—and you do not want to miss them.Innovate State kicks off at 6 p.m. ET and are free to the community. Events will be offered in a hybrid format, offering attendance options in-person & virtually. Early registration is highly encouraged.
About our Speaker
Jaime Schmidt, Founder & Investor, Schmidt’s Naturals & Color Capital
Jaime Schmidt is an entrepreneur and the founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, a brand of natural personal care products that she started in her kitchen in Portland, Oregon in 2010. Jaime is known for modernizing natural personal care products, including the customer-favorite deodorant, and bringing them to the mainstream market. Under her leadership, Schmidt’s grew into a household name lining the shelves of retailers including Target, Costco, Whole Foods, Walmart and CVS across 30 countries. In 2017, Schmidt’s Naturals partnered with CPG giant Unilever, with Jaime continuing as the brand’s founder.
Jaime is the co-founder of Color Capital, an investment portfolio that specializes in the consumer product industry, retail and e-commerce, brand positioning, and M&A. She is the author of “Supermaker: Crafting Business on Your Own Terms,” a personalized guide on how to put your business on the map, turning your passion into profit. Later this year, Jaime will serve as a mentor on Going Public, a new original series debuting on Entrepreneur Media that allows viewers to invest in IPOs.