What made you take the leap to start Volley with Chris? It all started when I read The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker, which is about disturbing trends in the food industry. One of these being the excessive use of ‘natural flavors’ and what those really are. ‘Natural flavors’ are the fourth most common ingredient…

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Describe Coconut Cartel in a few words? We’re a Rum Brand, and our first expression is Coconut Cartel ‘Special,’ a tropical take on a classic Guatemalan sipping rum made with up to 12 year aged Añejo rum and fresh coconut water. What made you take the leap to start your own business? After re-settling in…

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Describe your business in a few words? Fare Meals is an online platform at FareMeals.com offering families free educational programming focused on simple, healthy, and affordable meal solutions. What made you take the leap to start your own business? I decided to take the leap of faith when I saw how horribly COVID-19 was starting…

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Describe your business in a few words? B.T.R. Bar is on a mission to end mindless snacking by giving new meaning to snack time. That’s why we make the first protein bar with a purpose. Each bar is boosted with 7+ purpose-driven superfoods & adaptogens to satisfy every snacking occasion from A.M. to P.M. What…

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Describe your business in a few words? My new venture is called beLeaf Retreat, and it’s an immersive and virtual plant-based weekend experience that will take place on Jan 9 & 10, 2021. We’ve built a custom, animated platform and have 20 amazing leaders on board that will be guiding our participants through some really important…

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Tea was always a family affair for Sashee Chandran and growing up, she loved the social ritual of sharing a cup of tea with friends and family. It was only when she was working her first corporate job at Ebay that she realized how challenging it was to prepare loose leaf tea at her desk…

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Describe Yumi in a few words? Yumi makes it easier to feed your children fresh, delicious, nutrient-dense food. Recognizing the importance of nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life, Yumi’s intelligently designed blends provide balanced meals to support babies’ neurological and physical development at every age and stage. To ensure maximum nutrition and flavor…

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Describe Baked in Color in a few words? Baked in Color is a rainbow and custom colored chocolate chip cookie company that provides happy and delicious treats for a broad demographic of customers throughout the USA. Color customization, and customer service is what sets us apart from the competition.   What made you take the leap…

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Describe your business in a few words? Revival Food Co. is a craft almond butter company known for our creative flavors and stone-ground texture. We never add sugar and we meticulously seek out the absolute best ingredients we can get our hands on so that every jar is filled to the brim with goodness. What…

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