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Make a Stand, Inc.

The next-generation of for-profit, socially-conscious, high-profile brands. Make a Stand is already a movement with worldwide awareness.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location San Rafael, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2012
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Make a Stand SPC is the next big thing in beverages: a Social Purpose Company with mainstream media attention.. A fast-growing, innovative brand, a “Lovemark" that inspires loyalty beyond reason among a large, high-spending, vocal audience of 25-54 y/o LOHAS consumers. We are the front of a massive shift in consumer spending: from WHAT products are to WHY they exist (like Newman's Own). Profits help end child slavery. Liquidation is acquisition.


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    Eric Harr
    Founder & CEO

    Digital marketing and brand strategist, magazine founder, technologist and best-selling author (The Real Truth About Social Media). Founder and President of award-winning integrated digital marketing agency: Resonate ( Founded first-ever mass market digital magazine: VIV Magazine ( On-air correspondent at CBS News. 15 years of PR and media experience.

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    Tony Daniel
    Chief Business Development Officer

    Seasoned non-profit executive has overseen more than $60 million in fundraising across several organizations. Involved in multiple successful, high-profile capital campaigns.

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    Gary Starr
    Chief Operations Officer

    Inventor, investor and business innovator. Has been involved in a dozen startups, two of which became public companies. He has managed the ramp up of companies from two to 350 employees.

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    Jana Esser
    Creative Director

    Bringing over 20 years experience with top agencies and retail giants as creative design lead and brand builder, Ms. Esser leads all aspects of creative design at Make a Stand. Awards and recognition include: Tokyo Type Directors Club, New York Art Directors Club, Western Art Directors Club; The New York Festivals among others.

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    Jennifer Johnson
    Director of Business Development

    Jennifer Johnson has six years of fundraising, events and business development experience. Jennifer coordinates all Make a Stand events and facilitates new business development and partnership opportunities.

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    Jim Maravilla
    Production Manager

    JIm has 18 years of production experience, ranging from start ups to multimillion dollar companies (Shaklee Corp.) Has a degree in Business Management and was a Machinist in the US Navy.


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    Davis, Wright, Tremaine
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    Burr, Pilger, Mayer