Speakers discuss coffee startups at entrepreneur event
Matt Bushman (left) and Stevie Hasemeyer discuss their entrepreneur endeavors at the “Changing the Coffee Business” event on Oct. 23.
Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2018) – “My business has allowed me to pursue my life’s purpose,” alumnus Stevie Hasemeyer told a California Baptist University audience on Oct. 23.
IdeaLaunchPad, the CBU entrepreneur-focused club, hosted the event, “Changing the Coffee Business,” that allowed students to hear from two successful coffee businessmen—Hasemeyer, owner of Arcade CoffeeRoasters, and Matt Bushman, co-owner of Alto Cold Brew. They were interviewed by Nolan Gouveia, adjunct professor of management at CBU and the IdeaLaunchPad advisor, who funneled questions to the pair allowing them to elaborate on their journey into the coffee business.
“Arcade is my vehicle to fulfill what God has called me to do,” Hasemeyer said. He explained that his organization’s mission is to enrich lives by inspiring others to create shared moments through coffee.
“We want to be game changers in the coffee industry and we needed to have a strong ‘why.’ That is how we came up with our mission,” Hasemeyer said.
Bushman, a former CBU professor, advised students to take advantage of the learning opportunities on campus.
“Learn how to incorporate God into your career pursuits,” Bushman said. “There are plenty of opportunities to do this at CBU.”