Evan Delaney, founder of Peaceful Fruits, will share the story of how a local boy moved to the Amazon Rainforest as a Peace Corps Volunteer and came back with a dream and a business plan. Combining his background in grad school, private industry, and international development, he started a project that took him all the way to Shark Tank.
Evan will talk about the birth of Peaceful Fruits and it's unique roots in both Akron and the Amazon, as well as the challenges and opportunities he faces as he ramps up the business to make an impact in the community and across the country.
Evan Delahanty is the Founder and CEO of Peaceful Fruits, a social good snack company that makes fair trade, natural fruit snacks that are healthy, delicious, and helping to save the Amazon Rainforest. Prior to launching, Evan worked as a project manager and community economic development specialist for the U.S. Peace Corps in the Amazon interior of Suriname, South America. His background is in business management, from both his career prior to Peace Corps and his degree from Cornell University. Peaceful Fruits has been featured on Shark Tank, BuzzFeed, and was named one of the top social enterprise startups in Ohio. Now coming out of pilot, the company is working to scale towards regional and national distribution.
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