Larisa will spend time talking about how she built her business, and offer advice for any entrepreneur.
From her Bio:
Larisa Goldin, the Founder and President of Dreamclinic, brings an unusual blend of tech savvy, expertise in Wellness, and a proven track record of business stewardship. Dreamclinic, founded in 2003, is now the premier brand for massage therapy and acupuncture in the Northwest, operating four award-winning Seattle-based clinics. Dreamclinic also provides Onsite Massage Wellness programs in the Workplace for companies in six states – WA, CA, OR, UT, AL and OK. In addition to Dreamclinic, Larisa started and successfully sold Zelcor, a wholesale distributor of computer supplies, and Find Touch, a nationwide Job Search website and community hub for the massage industry, which she sold in 2016. Under her direction, Dreamclinic has become one of WA State’s 50 largest Women Owned businesses, according to PSBJ, and has earned three-time inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private businesses in the U.S. Prior to founding Dreamclinic in 2003, Larisa held a succession of senior level positions in the high-tech sector, most recently as Director of Program Management for 4thpass (acquired by Motorola in 2002). Before that, Larisa was Group Program Manager at Concur (CNQR) in 2000 and Manager of Internet Systems for InstallShield Software Corporation in Chicago (1995-1999).
Larisa is the current Board President of IGNITE (ignite-us.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing female participation in technology careers. In 2018, IGNITE earned the highest possible level of recognition, winning a Presidential Award with the NSF (National Science Foundation) for Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering) mentoring.
Larisa holds a Bachelor's in English from the University of Chicago (1989) and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington (2004). She is also a licensed massage therapist, having graduated in 2002 from Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle (now Cortiva).