Blazing an entrepreneurial trail is not easy. Getting advice – as well as a healthy serving of encouragement and insight – from your peers is priceless.
Colorado happens to be the epicenter of some of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs in the food and natural/organic space. The success stories are plentiful and inspiring. And, natural, organic, free-from and clean labels, are the fastest growing sector of the U.S. food industry.
I have been privileged to interview a number of leaders in the LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) world on the podcast. I have featured guests from the VC and networking side, including Bill Capsalis, former president of Naturally Boulder and current partner and founder of Big Picture Brands, and Matt Bonomo from Red Idea Partners, a consulting and venture firm in Boulder with a portfolio of several clients in the consumer products and natural/organic food and beverage space.
And, I have podcasts to share that cover everything from fish to beef jerky, chocolate to pizza, and beverages to nut butter.
My conversations with these amazing thought leaders cover a variety of subjects: following your passion, keeping your eye on the social good, inspired leadership, marketing and sales, funding, building brand affinity, creating brand ambassadors, and strategies on refining your brand to reach the right customers, to name just a few.
Take a listen to any or ALL of the interviews I have collected if you’re hungry to stake your claim and build a brand in this space.
- Josh Tabin of Wild Zora
- Jojo Collins of Jojo’s Sriracha
- Sheryl O’Loughlin of REBBL
- Jacqueline Claudia and Christy Brouker of Love the Wild
- Robin Autorino of Robin’s Chocolates
- Robbie Vitrano of Naked Pizza and Good Spread
- Bill Capsalis of Naturally Boulder
- Matt Bonomo of Red Idea Partners
Is your brand capitalizing on the gold rush of better-for-you food? Are you maximizing your marketing efforts? We’ve assembled a collection of resources to help get you started. Check it out here.