Nashville's most famous chicken dish began as an act of vengeance by a spurned girlfriend of entrepreneur Thornton Prince in the 1930s. Instead of feeling burned, Prince was inspired and turned Hot Chicken into a thriving business. Prince's Hot Chicken Shack is still in business but never grew outside of Nashville--even though his recipe is making money for others all over the world. At SOCAP16, Devita Davison of FoodLab Detroit told the full story of Hot Chicken, to illustrate cultural appropriation in action and the barriers to success that minority entrepreneurs often face.
SHARE is a two-day conference presented by Peers and SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) that will catalyze the sharing economy. This event brings influencers from corporate, government, startups, and non-profits together with sharing economy leaders to learn, hear new ideas, and find new collaborators on the road to the new economy.