Posts tagged Entrepreneurship
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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A Joke That Went Too Far: Snacklins and The Journey to Snack Revolution

Snacklins launched in 2016 with an idea: make people’s lives 1% better. It doesn’t seem like much, but in founder Samy K’s view, it’s what the world needs. Starting with a handful of local accounts in Washington, D.C., Snacklins grew quickly with the support of avid customers. They added more accounts across the Mid-Atlantic during their first year, dominating those before expanding to the Pacific Northwest and West Coast.

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Cosmic Juice Founder Harlem Wright on Healing, Success, and Being Pushed Out of Her Comfort Zone

Cosmic Juice Founder & CEO, Harlem Wright, discovered the power of juicing after being diagnosed with acute liver failure in 2017. Juicing was an easy, fun, and convenient way to get great nutrition. While healing, Harlem started messing around with different combinations of fruits and vegetables.

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Bright Greens Shaking Up the Smoothie Industry

Brian Mitchell, Founder and CEO of Bright Greens, worked in the natural food industry for almost a decade. Knowing first hand how great nutrition can lead to a longer and better life, he and his wife drank green smoothies every day, feeling great and living an active lifestyle. However, after the birth of their first child, the smoothies fell by the wayside — who had time for the shopping, cleaning, chopping, blending, and washing up that you have to do for a green smoothie? 

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