The First Class of Milestone Makers to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell Remotely from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco

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ADVISORY, Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: 
The first class of Milestone Makers will ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell remotely from the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco (the Center).

In honor of the occasion, Foodstirs Co-Founders Sarah Michelle Gellar, Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman, will ring the Closing Bell, alongside the first graduating class of entrepreneurs from the 12-week Milestone Makers program.

Foodstirs is re-traditionalizing the home baking experience with the first ever all organic, non-GMO baking mix brand to utilize Wholesome Biodynamic sugar and Equal Exchange Fair Trade Cocoa. The company’s delicious quick-from-scratch produce line-up offer the convenience of a mix with the taste of homemade. Foodstirs proprietary baking mixes and baking kits are currently available nationwide at select natural and conventional grocery stores, and online at foodstirs.com. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

Milestone Makers is a first-of-its-kind program awarded to a group of entrepreneurs representing a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, company sizes, stage of development, capital and industry.

Supported by the Center’s extensive network of experience and expertise, each founder has a coach, acting as a sounding board, and 3-4 business mentors. Graduating entrepreneurs will also return to the Center to teach future classes of Milestone Makers. 

This first class of Milestone Makers includes:

Where:
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center –  505 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

When:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET / 12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT

Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Contact:
Matt Paget
323-378-5461
MPaget@extensionpr.com 

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Emily Pan
646-441-5120
emily.pan@nasdaq.com

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Webcast:
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Photos:
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://business.nasdaq.com/discover/market-bell-ceremonies and click on the market close of your choice.  

About the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization designed to educate, innovate and connect aspiring and current entrepreneurs. Established in 2014 with support from the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center serves the greater Bay Area community through differentiated events, meaningful entrepreneurial education and a prominent mentorship program. For further information, please visit http://thecenter.nasdaq.org/.

About The Nasdaq Educational Foundation
The Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc. was established in 1994 and is supported entirely by contributors from Nasdaq. The mission of The Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc. is to promote and provide opportunities through collaborations and initiatives that support and deliver innovative educational programs and charitable activities.  

About Nasdaq
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of $10.0 trillion and approximately 18,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com

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