6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST: Interview + Q&A
Poppy was founded in 2019 by Cameron Hardesty. While working at The White House in 2014, she learned floral design at The White House flower shop from her floral mentor, Laura Dowling, and, later with master florist, Gregor Lersch in Germany. Most recently, she spent four years helping scale one of the biggest floral e-commerce gifting start-ups in the country, where she was responsible for farm-direct procurement and product development.
After managing the florals for her own wedding in 2017, which was later published in Martha Stewart Weddings, she saw an opportunity to pair farm-fresh flowers, talented designers and on-trend floral designs — at an affordable price.
As a bioengineer, policy analyst, and lawyer by training, Sean enjoys helping growing businesses tackle barriers to innovation. At Fourscore, Sean primarily assists emerging growth companies with business organization and governance, early-stage financing, intellectual property licensing, and other corporate issues. Additionally, Sean helps industry organizations, policy advocates, and nonprofits draft legislation and policy affecting business development.
Prior to joining Fourscore, Sean practiced as an attorney at Wyrick Robbins Yates and Ponton LLP in Raleigh, worked with the Duke Angel Network and counseled university
spin-outs through the Startup Ventures Clinic at Duke. He also served as a policy analyst at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and the J. Craig Venture Institute. Sean has worked in several genetics and bioengineering labs and once programmed yeast to produce raspberry scents.
Outside of work, Sean enjoys hiking, painting, and creative writing. He is also learning Krav Maga, which he promises to use for good.
Fourscore Law designs efficient solutions for complex situations delivered in an unapologetically approachable style. Provides strategy legal counsel for entrepreneurs and business at critical stages of growth such as venture financing transactions, sale/purchase, and general corporate.
Headquartered in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, Fourscore Business Law serves entrepreneurs and businesses in the Triangle, throughout the Southeast and in Silicon Valley / San Francisco. We also represent venture capital funds and other investors who invest in companies throughout the U.S. Connect at- https://fourscorelaw.com/
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