NORTHERN CO – You may know local women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, but have you heard about Grüvi founder Anika Sawni? Selected as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 at just 25, she is one to watch and will be coming to Northern Colorado to be the Keynote Speaker for the annual Unstoppable Women’s Business Conference. This year’s event is on Oct. 10 at the Aims Community College Welcome Center in Greeley. Early bird tickets are now available.
Anika started Grüvi, one of North America’s leading non-alcoholic social beverage companies, four years ago in collaboration with her brother Niki Sawni, with headquarters now based in Denver. Despite having no experience in the space, she created a line of delicious, award-winning non-alcoholic beverages that bridge the gap of the underwhelming non-alcoholic beverages available. Sawni created a “community first” brand that brings greater joy to the beverage category, and she’s excited to share that inspiring message with hundreds of people in northern Colorado at the Unstoppable Women’s Business Conference on October 10, 2023.
“I’m beyond honored to be chosen as the keynote speaker for this year’s conference. It is truly inspiring to witness the rise of women entrepreneurs, and I’m eager to connect, share, learn, and inspire one another,” said Anika Sawni, Founder and Chief Brand Officer for Grüvi.“ I’m really looking forward to engaging in some inspiring discussion and toasting our shared successes!”
Grüvi is one of the fastest growing brands in North America, and the first brand ever to win gold medals for non-alcoholic beer and wine, is available across North America in 4000+ stores and counting. In addition to building Grüvi, Anika is a founding member of ANBA (Adult Non-Alcoholic Beverage Association) and is dedicated to inspiring emerging entrepreneurs to lead change to help change lives and challenge the stigma around alcohol-free choices.
“We are fortunate to have such a brave, innovative and visionary founder be part of Unstoppable this year. Also, to have chosen Colorado as headquarters, highlights Colorado as a great place to build a company that supports the culture and values of Grüvi,” notes Hope Hartman, Executive Director of the Larimer SBDC.
In addition to the growing success of her company, Anika was named as a finalist for the coveted EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards in June of 2023. Register today to hear Anika Sawni speak and be inspired, educated, motivated and more at the Unstoppable Women’s Business Conference on October 10th, 2023.
About the SBDC
Since 1989, the Larimer Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) has been dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and businesses start, grow and prosper through street-smart business education and assistance throughout Larimer County. They support the growth and resiliency of small businesses by providing free confidential business consulting, practical workshops & events, and connection to resources. Consulting experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure. The mission of the CO SBDC is to inspire Colorado businesses to thrive. For more information about the SBDC please visit https://sbdc.colorado.gov/ request an initial free confidential advising appointment or follow us on Instagram at @larimer_sbdc, @eastcosbdc and @lovelandbizdevelopmentcenter.
Grüvi is is a multi-award-winning line of alcohol-free social bevs consumers can feel good about and enjoy with every moment. Founded in 2019 by dynamic sister and brother duo Anika and Niki Sawni, Grüvi offers non-alcoholic Gruvi Secco Wine, Rosé Wine, Red Blend, IPA, Stout, Pale Ale, Lager, Mocha Nitro Stout, Juicy IPA and Sangria. With exceptional craft taste, innovative flavors and a wide variety, Gruvi can be enjoyed without any regrets, or trade-offs. For more information about Gruvi please visit www.getgruvi.com or follow Grüvi on Instagram at @getgruvi.