Matthew Corrin, Founder & CEO of Freshii
The keynote happens from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in the Expo.
We're excited to announce Freshii Founder and CEO, Matthew Corrin, as the 2017 keynote speaker at the Small Business Calgary Conference!
What you need to know about Matthew Corrin
At 23 years old, Matthew set out to create a restaurant brand that would help people all over the world live healthier and longer lives with fast food that is convenient and affordable. Enter Freshii: a brand which is now growing at a faster pace than Starbucks. Today, Freshii has over 240 locations in countries around the world, and Matthew is well on his way to building a billion dollar business.
What to expect from the keynote
Matthew offers audiences insight on business success and what it takes to grow a successful global brand. He inspires audiences interested in growth, leadership, company culture, and embracing opportunity. A self-described ‘American-attitude CEO,’ Matthew’s direct speaking style will motivate audiences rethink their approach to business, risk and opportunity.
At the same time, he talks about the need for businesses to have a positive effect on the world. Matthew’s beliefs in the power of the triple bottom line: people, profit and the planet, will inspire audiences to achieve success by strategically tapping into this new consumer mindset.
The full backstory
While working in New York City for fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, Matthew noted the many fresh food ‘mom and pop’ delis and was determined to successfully brand one. At 23 years old he set out to add magic to the fresh food business by creating a restaurant brand that helps people all over the world live healthier and longer lives.
The mission was clear: to eliminate the excuse that people don’t eat well because there’s nothing convenient or affordable. Enter Freshii. Matthew credits the popularity of Freshii to its focus on the millennial generation. With over two-thirds of Freshii franchisees (and Matthew himself) falling within the millennial age range, the brand has an authentic appeal to this prized consumer market. In 2013, Matthew launched Fresh Startups, a technology accelerator to invest in young tech companies. In 2017, Matthew’s Freshii launched their $124million IPO with ‘healthy returns for investors.’
Freshii has also partnered with Free the Children to build school kitchens and vegetable gardens in developing communities worldwide. Matthew is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and a board member of Invest Toronto, a public board chaired by the Mayor that promotes Toronto development.