ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How my black uncle taught me how to entrepreneur responsibly | Adam Von Gootkin | TEDxHartford

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How my black uncle taught me how to entrepreneur responsibly | Adam Von Gootkin | TEDxHartford

Here’s Great Tip: How my black uncle taught me how to entrepreneur responsibly | Adam Von Gootkin | TEDxHartford


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Life as an Entrepreneur is hard. Where do you draw motivation from? Sometimes its people in your life that you didn’t realize could be so impactful. Adam is a lover of life and lifelong entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of award-winning craft distillery, Onyx Spirits Co. With Onyx he has identified an entirely new market by offering America’s first ultra-premium moonshine and New England’s first whiskey. In 2015, his book Living Proof: Onyx Moonshine’s Journey to Revive the American Spirit, chronicling his unique approach to traditional business principles, was nationally released by Career Press. He is the founder of Highclere Castle Cigar Company where he’s partnered with the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, current owner of Highclere Castle, recognized throughout the world as the home in the award-winning TV show, Downton Abbey. The first cigar in the Highclere line is launching at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association’s 85th Annual Conference in Las Vegas in July, 2017. Planning is in the works to build a whiskey distillery at Highclere in 2018. In 2017, he joined Movia Robotics as partner and CEO, innovating a un This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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