Episode 122 – Local Empowerment + Alternative Sales Channels – Kim of Cureate

Episode 122 – Local Empowerment + Alternative Sales Channels – Kim of Cureate
You don't HAVE to follow the cookie-cutter retail sales model. An entrepreneur can feel powerless when they are 100% dependent on one or two large grocery buyers for the success of their food startup. Hotels, catering, and local cafes are a few examples of local businesses that may be interested in carrying your brand. But they need a way to find out…

Episode 121 – Perfect Fuel, Perfect Mentors, Perfect Acquisition – Nicolas Warren

Episode 121 – Perfect Fuel, Perfect Mentors, Perfect Acquisition – Nicolas Warren
"I attribute my success to my numerous beloved mentors and getting up early in the morning to play and work harder." Nicolas Warren is relied upon for action, leadership, strategy, sales, energy, and smiles. Learning, competition, and positivity are driving forces in his life. He has significant experience in several capacities across multiple industries including tourism, food /hospitality, computer/software tech,…

Episode 120 – Pro Tips from the All-Stars of Food

Episode 120 – Pro Tips from the All-Stars of Food
Happy thanksgiving! In this episode we pay thanks to and learn from the all-stars of food. Learnings from five of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the game: Tim Joseph of Maple Hill Creamery (episode link) Tim Heydon of Shenandoah Farms (episode link) Susan MacTavish Best of Living MacTavish (episode link) Andrew Chae of YinYang Naturals (episode link) Seth…

Episode 119 – How to Change the World via Food with Tim West

Episode 119 – How to Change the World via Food with Tim West
Recognized as one of Zagat’s 30 under 30 in 2013, Tim West is a Slow Food chef turned Social Entrepreneur. He is a Culinary Institute of America (CIA) graduate and grandson of Arch West, the inventor of Doritos®. Tim cut his teeth in the the kitchens at The St. Regis Hotel in New York and the Facebook headquarters in California…

Episode 118 – Do You Need a Food Broker? Andrew of YINYANG NATURALS

Episode 118 – Do You Need a Food Broker? Andrew of YINYANG NATURALS
Andrew Chae worked in his family’s food manufacturing business since his teenage years. In 2004, he oversaw the organic certification of two production facilities, and built a new Asian organic brand, Ohana House, from the ground up. Ohana House went national with distribution into all Whole Foods and other major natural chains. Andrew also oversaw the entry of Ohana House…

Episode 117 – $$$ for American Food Startups – Adam of Kiva

Episode 117 –  $$$ for American Food Startups – Adam of Kiva
Featuring cameos from Keely Gerhold of Tinyfield Roofhop Farms and Corey Wood of Elixir Kombucha. My favorite charity*, Kiva, is a micro-finance platform based on Nobel-prize winner Muhammad Yunus's Grameen Bank. On their platform, over $924,000,000 has been lent to over a million borrowers in 82 countries from over a million lenders. Kiva's awesome international work has a lot of publicity.…

Episode 116 – International Biz, Patents, and Bed Bugs – Karn of Terramera

Episode 116 – International Biz, Patents, and Bed Bugs – Karn of Terramera
In this episode, we talk neem oil, biology, and international business with the founder of Terramera. Their products can increase crop yields over conventional and current organic pesticides, bee health and public health applications  by harnessing the power of natural plant defenses and innovative chemistry. Checkout their PROOF® Spray at Walmart and Target. This is important stuff: Karn Manhas recently…

Episode 115 – Baking up a Business – Marlo’s Bakeshop

Episode 115 – Baking up a Business – Marlo’s Bakeshop
Marlo Giudice landed in San Francisco by way of New York City and years of work in relationship management at digital marketing & Ad Tech companies. Once relocating, she quickly realized that her passion actually lay in baking and enrolled in a professional pastry education program. Today, she has expanded that recipe and Marlo's offers five flavors of the contemporary…

Episode 114 – Startup Resources @ The Indie Food Hub – Corey Hill

Episode 114 – Startup Resources @ The Indie Food Hub – Corey Hill
"Any time more than two people mention something, you know that it is something to consider." Corey Hill is the founder and CEO of Indie Food Hub, a resource providing services to small and medium sized food businesses. He is driven to change the food system for the better, creating greater access for independent producers. Indie Food Hub is in the…

Episode 113 – The Timeless Art of Social Dynamics – Susan MacTavish Best

Episode 113 – The Timeless Art of Social Dynamics – Susan MacTavish Best
"I've made a lot of people wealthy, but what about me? What do l love to do?" Susan MacTavish Best creates interesting and engaging salons that have brought together some of the most creative minds of this century, from Tim Ferriss to Michael Pollan to food companies like Hampton Creek. The salons cover topics ranging from LSD to the future…