The World Affairs Council of CT Presents Tariq Farid

Tariq FaridTariq Farid is the Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements International, a global company based in Connecticut. In this position, he is responsible for setting the global business’s strategic direction across the U.S. and internationally.

Mr. Farid began his life in the US at age 11, when his family immigrated from Pakistan. He began his career as an entrepreneur at the age of 17, opening his own flower shop with a loan from his parents. After growing his flower shop into 4 locations, he began his next two ventures – A fruit distribution software company and Edible Arrangements in East Haven, CT.

Join the World Affairs Council of Connecticut for a luncheon with an entrepreneur who grew his business from a single store in Connecticut in 1999 to a global company with 11,100 stores in 14 countries today!

When: February 26th, 2015, from 12 – 1:30 pm

Where: The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street,Hartford, CT

Registration online at (Email for more)

About derekkoch

Derek is CEO and Founder of Independent Software. Independent Software’s mission is to “help entrepreneurs win”; the company works with early-stage ventures to build new web and mobile software products, place talent through the A100 software apprenticeship program, and access the statewide startup community through the company's online magazine, The Whiteboard. Derek and the company also partner with such organizations as UP Global, Startup America, CTNext, the Grid, and the Connecticut Technology Council, Derek works to create and advance initiatives that help entrepreneurs manage and lead successful startup ventures rooted in Connecticut. Derek holds a master's degree in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their two sons.

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