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Natalie Susi

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Founder
Natalie Susi is a teacher by heart, a writer by trade, and an entrepreneur by choice.

A former English and writing teacher, Natalie Susi founded Bare Organic Mixers after she was laid off in the CA budget cuts from her dream job at San Diego State University. Natalie decided to explore the world of entrepreneurialism when she recognized a large gap in the marketplace for low-calorie, all-natural cocktails.

While teaching, Natalie started a side business selling Italian Ice, a popular East Coast summertime treat, at farmers markets in San Diego. Soon after, her friends started asking her to bring Italian Ice to parties, so they could mix it with liquor, and make all-natural, low-calorie frozen cocktails. After the lay off, Natalie was drinking one of her Italian Ice cocktails, and a light bulb went off. She decided then to turn the original product, Claudio’s Italian Ice, into an all-natural, low-calorie cocktail mixer.

Originally named SoCal LowCal and created in her San Diego kitchen, Natalie navigated the sourcing, bottling, and manufacturing process. With the intention of making it more appealing on a national level, she rebranded the product and named it Bare Organic Mixers.

In 2014, she sold the company to a leading natural foods company. Natalie and Bare have been featured in some notable press outlets to include: Forbes.com (Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in SD), Pacific Magazine (Top 30 Under 30) The LA Times, E! Online, People Magazine, and Bravo’s, The Millionaire Matchmaker.

Currently, Natalie combines her educational background as a teacher and her experience as an entrepreneur to help new and aspiring entrepreneurs avoid all of the common start up mistakes and build their business in the most efficient and effective ways to achieve success.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, June 16
 

6:00pm

 


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