Shark Tank winner to appear on Fairfax County EDA Entrepreneurship 101 workshop

Fairfax County, Virginia  — Aspiring entrepreneurs can get start-up tips from a Shark Tank winner during the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority’s next Entrepreneurship 101 virtual workshop on Jan. 12, which will feature Nahum Jeannot, founder of GoOats, a healthy snack food start-up company based in Lorton, Va., as guest speaker.

Jeannot, who refers to himself as “Chief Oatmeal Officer” of GoOats, appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank on October 23rd to see if he could get an investment in the company. During the show, Jeannot, who had been working as a chef at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner before the pandemic, pitched the product to the Sharks and got a bite from Barbara Corcoran.

Held every other month, Entrepreneurship 101, or “E101,” is a virtual workshop that features a panel of small business experts on how to start a business. Participants are provided with informative step-by-step information sessions that cover registering a business, permitting requirements, business feasibility and business plan basics, business certifications, financing options and government resources.

To register for the Jan. 12 E101 workshop, please click here.

Presented by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD), the Community Business Partnership (CBP) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the webinar provides an overview of business start-up fundamentals.

All participants who attend the entire webinar will receive a virtual “notebook” of business resource information. Networking opportunities will be provided during the event.

In addition, the Entrepreneur Spotlight will feature a guest speaker who will discuss their entrepreneurial journey and share valuable tips for business success, with Jeannot kicking off 2021 as the first guest speaker.

“I was born to be an entrepreneur. Cooking and eating food are two equal passions of mine. Beginning in my early teenage years, I had the opportunity to step into leadership whether that be in inner city restaurants or luxury hotels. As I continue to build my company, GoOats, not only do I get to inspire and empower my team and those around me, but I also get to create truly innovative foods the entire family can enjoy,” said Jeannot.

Stay tuned… find out more from Jeannot on FCEDA’s E101 webinar on Jan. 12.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.