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MUSH: A Conversation with Ashley Thompson

Wednesday, April 3
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
McNally Amphitheatre
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
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Join us for a conversation with Ashley Thompson, the founder of MUSH.

Thompson will be discussing her journey as an entrepreneur and sharing what she has learned—from the initial spark she had while working on Wall Street, to selling her products in cartons at farmers markets, all the way to the nation’s top retailers. Thompson is an incredible success story of what hard work and the right business strategies can do for you.

Thompson co-founded MUSH in 2015 with the conviction that easy, delicious, and nutritious food can elevate the world in powerful ways. Early in life, Thompson’s sister was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The experience left an indelible mark on her, and she cultivated a strong belief that better outcomes begin with better food. She began her career as a trading analyst and started each day with a run. Thompson soon realized that, even on Wall Street, it was hard to access nutritious food, so she would bring her own “mush” to work, inspired by her favorite hack as a kid: cereal and oatmeal soaked in milk. She had discovered a white space that was equal parts healthy, delicious, and convenient. She quit her job and got to work.

The company has grown rapidly from its early days when Thompson would sell small handmade batches at local farmers’ markets in San Diego. Today, MUSH is the leading brand in its category.

Complimentary MUSH will be provided to all participants.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, and students.