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4/1/14 Pillan, Boylan Founders Veg Grill

April 1, 201481 min
Serial entrepreneur T.K. Pillan was sick of pizza. So, he opened The Veggie Grill. The venture is the brainchild of Kevin Boylan, once a financier and a senior executive at Drexel Burnham Lambert; T.K. Pillan, who co-founded Guidance Solutions, a firm that designs e-commerce websites; and Ray White. This is the definition of "seeing a problem and fixing it." Pillan and Boylan explains how they were able to create such a successful business in an industry with only a 5% success rate! Before Blake Andrews became the CEO of Giveback Homes he embarked on a mission trip that became a life mission. Born and raised in Corpus TX, Blake is defined by his courageous entrepreneurship and vision for turning the real estate community, home buyers and home sellers into humanitarians and home givers. Blake's light bulb moment happened when he reached out to his good friend- - the founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie to ask if he could work at TOMS to learn about social entrepreneurship. As a partner at Giveback Homes, Tricia Andrews is driven to lead the Giveback team by seeing first hand the lives they change by providing families with homes. Andrews uses her savvy and experience in marketing and advertising to attract the real estate community to become members of Giveback Homes. Today you will learn just how the Real Estate business works, and how you can make it a successful career! After marrying founder Blake Andrews in 2012, Tricia was inspired by his work in Nicaragua to start a charitable company called Givebones, a dog collar business that donates a percentage of sales to animal rescue organizations across the U.S.Tricia was born & raised in Minot, ND. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, in 2001, with a degree in Marketing & Advertising. Today, she manages both Givebones and Giveback Homes.

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