Maui Economic Development Board is providing a chance to chat with a successful entrepreneur at the next event of its ongoing Innovation Series. Karin Frost, an Upcountry resident and founder of ERGObaby carrier, has agreed to headline what’s billed as a not-to-be-missed conversation with her audience. The event is free and open to the public.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Frost attended La Université de la Sorbonne in Paris before graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Danish. Her dream of designing clothes led to her obtaining a master’s degree in design in 1988 from the University of Minnesota. Eventually, travels led Frost to live on Maui and design resort wear. Out of a personal need and with her design background, Frost created the ERGObaby carrier. She believed that her design offered ergonomic and psychological benefits to both parent and baby. Frost hand-sewed the first 50 carriers, but demand quickly exceeded her ability to make the product herself. In 2010, Frost agreed to sell her company to Compass Management Group. Business was built to up to $30 million in annual revenue and as many as 40 employees, 20 in the United States and 20 in Europe. After the sale, Frost continues to work as the chief design officer and serves as a board member.
|What||A Conversation with Karin Frost|
|Where||Iao Theater in Wailuku|
|When||Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Program: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
|RSVP||To reserve a seat, call Cari Taylor, 875-2336, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.|