Wednesday, February 23; 12:00—1:00 PM


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Bob & Tracey Wilson are serial entrepreneurs.  They have started several businesses during their almost 30 year marriage.  The two most noteworthy are Industrial Andons and the Dripping Springs Chocolate Company.

Industrial Andons was started in 2000.  Bob invented and patented a wireless “andon” system.  An andon system is basically a fancy wireless doorbell system for factories.  Bob and Tracey both work in this business handling different aspects.  Over the past 20 years the company has sold systems in the USA, Europe, Asia and the middle east to company’s like Toyota, Boeing, Timken, the Air Force, Caterpillar and Honeywell.  

The more interesting business is the Dripping Springs Chocolate Company which launched in 2016.  In 2014, they began making bean to bar chocolate at home, using only ethically-sourced cocoa beans, & selling at farmers markets & events.  Today, you can find Dripping Springs Chocolate online at, at the factory store in Dripping Springs on Fridays and Saturdays and in over 45 retailers in central Texas.  You can find a current list of retailers that carry Dripping Springs Chocolate on Instagram @drippingspringschocolate.

Join us on zoom if you would like to know: How to get started, how to run a business, how to get the funding needed to start a business, the inspiration that led to starting these businesses, and other tips learned along the way. If you have been thinking about or are wanting to become an entrepreneur, this is the program for you.