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Bootleg Avocado - Food Ventures

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Our food centric podcast helps to introduce entrepreneurs in early stage food ventures and learn about their journey.
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In this episode we chat with CEO, Mike Straight of FarmPod.  With the numerous farming options out there, Mike takes us through his world of Aquaponics and how his FarmPods have revolutionized food service, education, and other industries.  
Bootleg Avocado brings you TBJ Gourmet, next level bacon jams.  Chef and owner, Mike Oraschewsky, walks us through his product line of jams and rubs and chats about his journey out of restaurants for good.  Help support his equity crowd funding campaign on Wefunder!
In this episode we talk to Lucas Sin, Culinary Director of Junzi - how he has been able to re-translate Chinese (regional) cuisine to a QSR concept and change the stigmatism of MSG heavy Chinese food to be EVERYDAY healthy food. 
In this episode we jump into the world of (vegan) jerky and chat with director of sales at Foreal Foods, Max Buckner.  Foreal Foods' (formerly Cocoburg) sustainable production model uses up-cycled young coconut meat from the waste stream of coconut water production in Thailand.  Max also shares with us the importance of "listening" and how to properly execute a re-brand.  
HoneyFlower Foods

HoneyFlower Foods

2019-03-1900:46:51

This week we have, Nic Bash, founder of HoneyFlower Foods: a health food company focused on making great tasting food products with scalably sustainable ingredients and zero waste. We discuss the journey from Michelin starred kitchens, to product development, and finally to launching in a busy grab and go space in both DC and NYC.  Hold on to your plant-based butts!  
In this episode we chat with, Klaus Moeller, CEO of Boardwalk Hospitality.  We discuss his new venture, Surf Dog, located in Venice Beach.  What are the keys to investing in franchises? What lessons were learned in his previous businesses, spread across multiple industries? And how people can get involved in investing into Surf Dog! 
In this episode, we talk with SERDAR MIZRAKCI of Element Farms.   With the explosion of vertical farming and the demand for hydroponic products, Serdar has been able to provide a year-round, pesticide free, and scalable spinach product.  
Vinder - #DoWhatsRipe

Vinder - #DoWhatsRipe

2019-02-1800:44:33

Sam Lillie, CEO and co-founder of Vinder, stops by and chats about his journey into the agriculture world and the unglamorous lifestyle of starting his company. Vinder connects home growers who have an abundant garden with community members looking for local produce - just "neighbors feedings neighbors".  
In the latest episode of Bootleg Avocado - Food Ventures, we talk to Jonny Price of Wefunder and tackle the world of crowd funding.  What are the different types of (equity) funding platforms out there? And how can you get the most out of raising money without giving up control your company? 
In this episode, we jump back into the food tech space, with Ken Kuo of Ingest AI. We dive into the importance of having a strong co-founder and how that has guided them to create their data integration platform as a solution to the fragmented systems within the restaurant industry.
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