Tortilladora Founder Pays His Bills Doing What He Loves — Making Tacos

Growing up, Ed McIntosh’s education was two-fold: at school, he mastered his multiplication tables and after school, he learned to appreciate food. Young Ed would accompany his mother to delis, butcher shops, and fishmongers in their Bronx neighborhood and then work on his homework at the kitchen table where the delicious aromas of his mother’s cooking would surround him. Because passion for food was instilled in Ed from a young age, he naturally chose a career in the food industry.

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Milk Cult Founder On Why Sales Pitches are Like Dating

Ed Cornell, Co-Founder and CEO of Milk Cult, has always been obsessed with ice cream. He likes everything about it — the taste, the smell, the experience. It’s the perfect vehicle for blending unexpected flavors with a familiar classic. After spending time in kitchens and working for catering companies, Ed decided to turn his obsession into a company of his own.

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JRINK Co-Founder Discusses Female Empowerment, Food as Medicine, and Workdays that End at 9pm

After spending time on the trading floor at Goldman Sachs, Jrink Juicery Co-founder and CEO, Shizu Okusa, decided she wanted a more tangible and socially impactful outlet for her finance skills. She landed in Mozambique, working with local farmers on raising capital, before heading over to Bali to learn about healing through food.

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GoMix Founders on Friendship, Entrepreneurship, and Hard Decisions

Lifetime best friends and co-founders of GoMix, Matt and Sava, dived head first into the food business after being unable to find a good tasting and healthy on-the-go snack. They wanted something that was convenient, delicious, and filling, to support their active lifestyles. After countless trials and many (many!) taste tests, Matt and Sava launched a line of superfood trail mix, using only raw, whole ingredients with no added sugars, oils, or salts.

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Blue Crate Founders Discuss Sustainability, Instagram Serendipity, and the Future of Milk

After crossing virtual paths via their hashtags around sustainability and living in Washington, DC., Kristy and Amanda decided to grab coffee. They were both on personal journeys to live in a more sustainable way and create lasting environmental change in their communities.

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RIPE Founder Bennett Reck Is Making Craveable Gelato at 360 Calories per Pint

Founder of RIPE, Bennett Reck, has always been obsessed with food. Cooking it, smelling it, eating it, sharing it. Yet, somehow, his diet was always bad. He would inhale gallons of hummus and jars of peanut butter in one sitting. He never went for the nutritious options, instead choosing whatever looked best.

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Rebecca Peress Transforming Breakfast with Plant-Based Waffles

Like most college students, Rebecca Peress, Founder & CEO of Swapples, wasn’t too concerned about her diet. Until she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. She started reading nutrition labels and was shocked to discover that she had been consuming more than 40g of added sugar every day in addition to dozens of processed ingredients. All from packaged convenience foods labeled as healthy. And worst of all, she could count the number of vegetables she was eating a day on two fingers.

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