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Entrepreneurs to discuss risk, passion at TEDxGreenville event

Staff Report
Published Jan. 2, 2013

TEDxGreenville will host three entrepreneurs at an upcoming event to discuss the risks and rewards that came from following their passions.

Peter Barth of The Iron Yard; Jon McClure, founder and president of ISO Poly Films; and Chancy Lindsey-Peake, owner and founder of Banana Manna LLC, will speak for 30 minutes each during the Jan. 21 event.

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Barth of The Iron Yard served as an options and securities principal at Duke & Co. and later Morgan Stanley before moving to Indianapolis to develop software for Single Point, an enterprise payroll service. He moved to Greenville in 2006 and has helped to develop Next, The Next Innovation Center, InternGreenville and Iron Yard Labs, a startup accelerator for budding entrepreneurs.

McClure founded ISO Poly Films in Gray Court in 1998. The plastic films company plans to produce 130 pounds of films this year for various applications in food packaging, consumer electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and industrial products. The company has completed three expansions and opened a second plant in Vancouver, Wash.

Lindsey-Peake of Banana Manna LLC began baking out of her home before selling her bread at local markets. Word-of-mouth garnered her enough business to start Banana Manna. She secured financing from Nasha Lending, and has since moved into downtown Greenville’s farmers market and opened a retail space.

The free event will be Jan. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Next Innovation Center, 411 University Ridge in Greenville. Register.