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SVA Backstage Pass: Brian Powers & James McGoff
January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This month, Startup Virginia welcomes Brian Powers & James McGoff.
As recent college grads in 2013 and 2014, respectively, Brian and James launched TemperPack with their partner Charles out of their parents’ garages. Today, TemperPack is a company with over 250 associates that is bringing innovation to thermal packaging through sustainable design. James and Brian have launched a multi-national distribution network that specializes in finding custom solutions for clients to scale in the perishable food and life sciences industries. Looking at more than just the bottom line, TemperPack is committed to making its product authentically sustainable as well as highly effective, even going so far as to employing a team of over 25 engineers. TemperPack operates two facilities in Virginia and Nevada and is rapidly expanding its reach in the cold chain shipping market, all with the goal of reducing the amount of packaging that ends up in landfills and carbon emissions that end in our atmosphere.
TemperPack was nominated for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the mid-Atlantic Region for 2018 and won in the category of innovation. As a successful Richmond startup, join us in learning about the journey Brian and James have taken to reach this impressive milestone.
SVA Backstage Pass is designed to help educate, inspire, and connect anyone interested in growing central Virginia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Each month, featured entrepreneurs share their story on what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time.