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Farley Faculty

Trish ThomasLecturer


Trish Thomas is a 4x Founder. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Evanston-based Whole & Free Foods which was founded to solve the primary pain point for the 60% of US impacted by dietary restrictions – eating with other people. Trish has coached dozens of entrepreneurs and consulted for companies including Dreamworks SKG, Redbox, IBM, and Nissan. Her areas of expertise include consumer packaged goods, media, entertainment and user-generated content. Her obsession, and research, is pioneering ways to improve the psychological resilience of founding teams as a means to improve the success rates of early-stage ventures.

Classes Taught

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Endurance, Leadership, and Mindset

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