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Coffee Talk with the Creators of Haven Collective

March 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Coffee Talk, powered by Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, is a female-focused morning event series for young professionals that offers a casual setting for business networking, career advice, and tips on leadership.

After attendees get connected and caffeinated, we present an inspirational interview (like a live version of a talk show!) conducted by Jesse Jones at Crimson Cup’s Innovation Lab near Bexley.

For this month’s event we are pleased to welcome Melissa Blackburn and Danielle Lim, co-Creators of Haven Collective.

When Melissa and Danielle met in grad school, they hit it off with the first ‘hello’ as they both shared a passion to empower & support entrepreneurs to truly succeed. Besides an affinity for the startup scene, both believe in the power of a balanced lifestyle. Together, they co-founded Haven Collective with a vision “to build THE space, community and support system for entrepreneurs, freelancers and side-hustlers to get sh*t done, find balance and conquer the world.”

Backed by 15 years of operations management experience, Melissa Blackburn brings an eye for detail and deep understanding of corporate culture to Haven. She has a track record of proven success implementing process improvements to help startups scale while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Her passion and energy are an inspiration to others also working hard on side-hustles. These are key reasons she has built relationships that last. Her vast network will benefit Haven’s community by connecting them with the right people and resources when they need them most. As a professional new to the work-from-home mother lifestyle, Melissa brings a unique perspective to help build amenities and features in the space that matter to those who are also attempting to run a business and a family in parallel.

Danielle Lim brings the creative vision to the Haven team. As a work-from-home professional for over a decade, Danielle not only understands the community, she is a foundation within our community. With 15 years of experience in venture capital and marketing, Danielle’s expertise enables her to craft the unique elements needed to bring successful startup stories to life. Having a rich involvement with local organizations like Green Columbus, Glass Axis & Net Impact, her connections within and around Columbus bring a dedicated and passionate network of individuals and company relationships that give our community the passion and purpose to succeed.

The cost is $5 per person (or FREE for Premium members), coffee and light breakfast are included, parking is free, and all are welcome.

• 7:30am: Open Networking, Grab Coffee and Breakfast
• 8:00am: Attendee Introductions
• 8:15am: Special Guest Interview
• 8:55am: Closing Announcements


Columbus Young Professionals Club
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Crimson Cup Innovation Lab
700 Alum Creek Dr
Columbus, 43205 United States
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