Posts tagged Startup
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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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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SoapBox Dishes About Their Life-Changing Soap

Soap is something that is on everyone’s grocery list. It’s not a one-time buy and it’s not something people go out of their way to purchase. We wanted to make a product that is universal; that allowed people to participate in giving back to those simply by buying something that was already on their list.

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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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Union Kitchen’s Newly Certified Facility Provides Growth Path for Local Brands

After a months-long process, we are excited to announce that Union Kitchen has been issued a Grant of USDA certification. This makes our Ivy City kitchen the only USDA Inspected communal kitchen in the district. This certification allows businesses to produce, package, and distribute meat products outside of Washington, D.C. Prior to this, businesses based out of Union Kitchen were only able to sell directly to consumers within the district.

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