• MARY LEMMER

  • I am an entrepreneur, investor, improviser, writer, and amateur chef. I have helped hundreds of companies with growth, marketing, business development, fundraising, communication, branding, storytelling, and culture. Previously, I was a Director at SoFi, a multibillion dollar online lender, where I led a marketing team, built out the business development team, and ran SoFi’s entrepreneur program and investments in startups. Prior to SoFi, I worked at RPM Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, concentrating on investments in online marketplaces, e-commerce, and automotive IT.

     

    I write about life, business, food and improv on Medium, and am the author of "Straight From the Investor's Mouth: 111 Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs", because 100 wasn’t enough. I am the founder of Improv4, and Iorio's Gelato, a gelato producer and retail cafes I started in 2004.

     

    I graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's in Business Administration, Minor in Environmental Science, and Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the College of Engineering. I studied improv and comedy writing with some of the most talented people (and probably some future SNL cast members) at The Second City and The Annoyance in Chicago, People's Improv Theatre in NYC, EndGames Improv and Bay Area Theatre Sports in San Francisco, among others.

    Entrepreneur

    started first company at 14

    Improviser & Writer

    roll with the punches

    Food & Fitness Geek

    power cleans & clean eats

    Venturer

    up for new challenges & experiences

    along this journey called life

  • CURRENT VENTURES

    Cooking up something new

    TBD

    Michigan

    delivering sweetness through an authentic Italian gelateria experience

     

    We make and sell artisan Italian gelato to restaurants, food service providers, grocery stores and in our cafes in Michigan.

     

    Improv is for everyone

    improv and sketch comedy to develop skills to thrive in an uncertain world

     

    Learn more about our workshops and contact me if you'd like to host or participate in a class or workshop.

     

    Available for Kindle & paperback online

    Available on Amazon

     

    111 pieces of real advice for entrepreneurs from real investors.

     

    Click here to learn more and purchase via Amazon

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  • MY WORKS

    Entre SLAM storytelling
    Improv 4 Entrepreneurs Workshop at UofM Distinguished Innovator Seminar
    QSR Magazine Top Movers & Shakers Under 30
    Taste of Entrepreneurial Success Feature by ZLI
    Technori Articles
    Dr. Zinglove cast member
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