Erin Asaad is the founder and CEO of Culina, a company with a mission to make delicious plant-based foods. The brand’s first product is a coconut yogurt made with clean ingredients that comes in a sustainable terracotta pot.
Alexander Komarov is the co-founder of Extraordinary Foods, the maker of Pimp My Salad speciality toppings. The brand’s mission is to make healthy eating exciting and accessible, and to “pimp every salad in America.” Its products include dairy-free cashew and hemp parmesan, coconut bacon and sprouted seeds.
Will Kornegay is the co-founder and CEO of Glean, a company focused on creating a farm-to-consumer impact and beyond. Glean offers single ingredient vegetable flours and powders that can be used in baking, soups, sauces, smoothies and more. Additionally, they produce protein gummies and a natural pet treat line.
Anthony Brahimsha is the founder and CEO of Prommus, a protein-enhanced hummus brand founded with a social mission to make the world a more promising place through higher nutrition. The company takes a “food is medicine” approach and has developed a high protein clean label product that utilizes HPP.
Alison Cayne is the founder of Haven’s Kitchen, a company focused on crafting healthy sauces to help home cooks make meals easier and faster. The brand’s offerings are refrigerated, vegan and gluten-free, and differ from shelf-stable products that contain additives and preservatives.
Candi Haas is the co-founder of Core + Rind, a company that has developed shelf-stable and clean label plant-based cashew cheesy sauce. As culinary nutrition experts, the founders are focused on serving healthy, all-natural foods to their target market of millennial women.
Ellis Fried is the Founder & CEO of SMPL, a brand that aims to make health and wellness living simple with on-the-go snacks packed with superfoods and adaptogens. Its first SKUs showcase functional ingredients such as CBD, activated charcoal and pine pollen, and are free from dairy, soy, gluten and refined sugar.
Aaron Gailmor is the founder and CEO of Brass Roots, a puff snack brand from New Orleans. The mission-based company has developed high protein salty snacks for young parents that can feel good about sharing it with their kids.
Brenden Schaefer is the Founder & CEO of Bright Foods, a line of refrigerated bars made with whole organic fruits and vegetables, adaptogens, probiotics and prebiotics. The brand’s clean label, vegan and gluten-free HPP products launched less than a year ago in Whole Foods.
Jeanne David is the Founder and CEO of Outer Aisle Gourmet, a plant-forward company that has developed pizza crust and sandwich thins with just 3 key ingredients: cauliflower, eggs and parmesan cheese. The brand aims to transform the American diet with its low carb, low glycemic and gluten-free products.