KEEN—for Keeping Entrepreneurs Engaged and Networking—is convening an eclectic and exciting group of top digital tastemakers, leaders, founders and innovators all under one roof from October 24 to 27, 2013 in a three-day B2B and B2C event and expo. This inaugural conference in Nashville welcomes social influencers, journalists, editors, developers, start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 brands to come meet, collaborate, and learn about innovative technologies and new platforms in the areas of travel, technology, food and spirits, family and entertainment.

Omni Nashville, which opened its doors on Sept. 30, is KEEN’s official hotel sponsor and the site of all content and programming. Speakers and special guests will engage their audiences on all levels with talks about targeted advertising, using social for good, Millennial marketing, email campaigns, visual messaging, digital media ethics and much more. Keep up to date with the summit schedule as it evolves.
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Friday, October 25 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
30 Minutes with Otaku South: The Birth of a Restaurant through Social Media and Storytelling

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Music industry veteran Sarah Gavigan always dreamed of being a chef. After a move back to her homestate of Tennessee she saw an opportunity to bring the beloved Japanese dish RAMEN to Nashville. But how? One night at a time and by having an open dialouge with her fans and critics. Here she shares insight on how to launch a food concept without opening a bick and mortar.

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Sarah Gavigan

Founder, Otaku South
Sarah Gavigan is a Tennessee native who previously spent 17 years in Los Angeles working in music marketing before returning to her roots. It was in California that she developed a deep love for Japanese food in all its forms: sushi, yakitori, robata, sukiyaki, and steaming bowls of noodle sou... Read More →

Friday October 25, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Omni Ballroom C + D

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