Monday, May 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
City View at Metreon
135 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
United States
Kick off San Francisco Small Business Week alongside Bay Area small business owners and community leaders. The event includes an inspirational panel interview with leading entrepreneurs, and offers a flavorful reception menu created by the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, highlighting many small Bay Area food makers.

Panelists include: 
  • Lisa Q. Fetterman, Founder and CEO, Nomiku
  • Matt Cohen, Founder and CEO, Off the Grid
  • Sam Mogannam, Founding Partner, Bi-Rite Family of Businesses

Important Things to Know
  • $35 admission fee. 
  • This event sells out - buy your tickets now!
  • There will be NO onsite registration and tickets will be mandatory at the door.
  • Discount codes do not guarantee you a ticket to the event.  You must still register in advance.
  • San Francisco Small Business Week does not offer refunds for InspireSF ticket purchases. Your ticket sale goes to support the free events we host during San Francisco Small Business Week.

Parking and Public Transportation
  • Only a few blocks from the Powell Street Station on the MUNI and BART transit lines
  • MUNI buses nearby include: 5, 7x, 19, 27, 31, 38, 47, 49
  • Parking garage: Fifth & Mission / Yerba Buena Garage
Sponsored By: Comcast Business 
Catering Sponsor: Bi-Rite Family of Businesses

All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least (2) weeks in advance.  For more information, contact

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Reem Assil

Owner & Chef, Reem's California & Dyafa
Reem Assil is the owner of Reem's California, a tribute to Arab street-corner bakeries and the vibrant communities that surround them and Food & Wine's 2018 Best Restaurants of the Year. She is also owner and chef of Dyafa, a fine dining restaurant that celebrates the breadth and... Read More →
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Matt Cohen

Founder and CEO, Off the Grid
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Matt started his career as a public school educator which lead him to Japan.  During his time there, he developed a healthy obsession with Tonkotsu Ramen and Japanese summer fireworks festivals. These experiences led to him to create Off the Gri... Read More →
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Lisa Fetterman

Founder and CEO, Nomiku
Lisa is the founder and CEO of Nomiku, the first home sous vide immersion circulator machine on the market. Lisa has been featured in Wired, MAKE, and Forbes, and was named on Forbes, Inc, and Zagat Survey’s 30 Under 30 lists for her pioneering work in the food space. Lisa has... Read More →
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Sam Mogannam

Founding Partner, Bi-Rite Family of Businesses
The Bi-Rite Family of Businesses is a multi-generational family-owned San Francisco institution, founded in 1940. We have two neighborhood Markets, a world-renowned Creamery, a full-service catering operation, a small Sonoma farm, and opening in 2018, Bi-Rite Cafe at Civic Center... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm 
City View at Metreon 135 4th St #4000, San Francisco, CA 94103