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INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF SMALL BUSINESS

Graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program check in at the V.F. Summit to gather ideas and inspiration Originally published by Vanity Fair

Graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program check in at the V.F. Summit to gather ideas and inspiration

Originally published by Vanity Fair

It is a truth universally acknowledged that small businesses are the cornerstone of any community. They give a town its authenticity and charm, and its individuality and vivacity. And according to five graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program—an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital, and support—small business more importantly represents the backbone of local and national economies. Small businesses are credited for employing nearly half of the workforce in the United States alone. They have the power to transform the economy by creating jobs, sparking important innovations, and strengthening the fabric of communities.

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Rhys Powell Interview in Forbes

Rhys Powell sits down with Susan Adams of Forbes to talk about his early mistakes and the rewards of a career post-Wall Street.

From Forbes Trep Talks

By Susan Adams

Read full transcript below, or see the article on Forbes.com

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Red Rabbit in The Atlantic

What do you get when Red Rabbit Founder, Rhys Powell, talks toThe Atlantic about why he decided to quit his job on Wall Street to start a company that would change how kids eat?  The very first Red Rabbit cartoon!

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What It Takes To Grow Employment In America

Check out our feature in The Huffington Post "What It Takes To Grow Employment In America, From Small-Business Decisions To The National Jobs Report"

To those around him, Rhys Powell had everything figured out by the time he was 25. In seven years in America, Powell had earned a degree in computer science from M.I.T. and had landed a high-paying corporate job to start his career. His path to success was all but mapped out. So when Powell decided to leave his job in 2005 and start a business selling healthy lunches to New York City schools, which he named Red Rabbit, his friends and family were predictably shocked.

To those around him, Rhys Powell had everything figured out by the time he was 25. In seven years in America, Powell had earned a degree in computer science from M.I.T. and had landed a high-paying corporate job to start his career. His path to success was all but mapped out. So when Powell decided to leave his job in 2005 and start a business selling healthy lunches to New York City schools, which he named Red Rabbit, his friends and family were predictably shocked. Read on to learn more about why Rhys Powell started Red Rabbit and how he creates new jobs in his community.

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Rhys Powell Speaks at B Inspired, Portland

Is an entrepreneur’s success measured only by a company’s profits? Rhys Powell, founder of Red Rabbit, tells how he found super-happiness in a new definition of success. Watch the inspiring speech here.

Rhys Powell says memories of growing up in the Bahamas inspired him to quit his equity-trading job and launch his healthy-school-lunch venture, Red Rabbit, in 2005. There, every fruit and vegetable was picked ripe to be eaten immediately. Since 2005 Rhys has grown the company from just a few neighborhood schools to more than 150 throughout New York City. Rhys is a 2013 Crains 40 under 40, a recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Awards and MIT graduate with a degree in Computer Science.

Is an entrepreneur’s success measured only by a company’s profits? Rhys Powell, founder of Red Rabbit, tells how he found super-happiness in a new definition of success. Watch the inspiring speech here.

Rhys Powell says memories of growing up in the Bahamas inspired him to quit his equity-trading job and launch his healthy-school-lunch venture, Red Rabbit, in 2005. There, every fruit and vegetable was picked ripe to be eaten immediately. Since 2005 Rhys has grown the company from just a few neighborhood schools to more than 150 throughout New York City. Rhys is a 2013 Crains 40 under 40, a recipient of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Awards and MIT graduate with a degree in Computer Science.

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Interview with Rhys W. Powell, Red Rabbit

Rhys W. Powell is the President & Founder of  Red Rabbit, a New York City-based company that works with over 150 public, charter and independent schools as well as Head Start programs to serve more than 25,000 meals and snacks every day.

Rhys W. Powell is the President & Founder of Red Rabbit, a New York City-based company that works with over 150 public, charter and independent schools as well as Head Start programs to serve more than 25,000 meals and snacks every day. This regionally sourced and competitively priced food is delivered from its kitchens in New York City to school children throughout the Greater New York area. It also has an active educational program. Before founding Red Rabbit, Powell studied computer science and engineering at MIT and worked as an equity trader for a privately held financial services firm, Carlin Financial Group.

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A super simple way to get kids to eat their veggies

Rebecca Gildiner, the director of the education program for Red Rabbit, an organization that provides healthy school meals for kids in New York City, told CBS News, "It's empowering for kids to be part of meal preparation by growing their own food or by chopping vegetables and learning to cook."

Parents, schools and public health officials have been struggling for years to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables at lunch. Now a new study may have found a simple way to make a big difference.

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Becoming a Social Entrepreneur: Dream or Reality

Red Rabbit was asked to at the speak the the World Forum for Responsible Economy in Lille France.  General Manager, Naeema Arrastia explains how a mission based company like Red Rabbit can Do Good - by Doing Well.  Watch the full video Here

Red Rabbit was asked to at the speak the the World Forum for Responsible Economy in Lille France.  General Manager, Naeema Arrastia explains how a mission based company like Red Rabbit can Do Good - by Doing Well.  Watch the full video Here

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Red Rabbit is the Manhattan Small Business of the Year

If Rhys Powell gets his way, every student in America will be eating freshly prepared, nutritious meals and snacks - and his company, Harlem-based Red Rabbit, will be doing a lot of the serving.

If Rhys Powell gets his way, every student in America will be eating freshly prepared, nutritious meals and snacks - and his company, Harlem-based Red Rabbit, will be doing a lot of the serving.

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2013 - Crain's 40 Under 40 List

2013 - Crain's 40 Under 40 List

Rhys W. Powell was recognized as one of Crain's 40 Under 40 list for 2013. The list is of 40 people who have achieved success in business before turning 40 years old. "Bad, processed school food is a systemic problem that will probably be changed on a larger scale by a company much bigger than ours," Rhys explains. 

2013 - Crain's 40 Under 40 List

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