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.
Maria Manning is the founder & CEO of South & Spoon Pudding Co., makers of old-fashioned pudding mixes with all natural ingredients. The customizable mixes allow consumers to create a pudding that fits their dietary lifestyle.
Scott Hattis is the co-founder of Loisa, a company that’s bringing traditional Latin foods and flavors to a new generation of eaters. The brand highlights its use of real ingredients as a differentiator and aims to provide better-for-you convenient options for mainstream millennials and modern Latino families.
Jessica Hilbert is the co-founder and head of sales and marketing at Red Duck Foods. The women-founded and operated company develops better-for-you condiments and sauces using certified organic ingredients.
Michael Pan is the founder of Panco Foods, the maker of Pan’s Mushroom Jerky. The plant-based snack is based on a family recipe from Malaysia that utilizes umami shiitake mushrooms to create a meat alternative.
Ashley Albert is the co-founder of The Matzo Project, a company that’s bringing artisanship and personality to a traditional Jewish food. Through humorous branding and fun flavors, the company is reaching beyond the Jewish consumer base and tapping into a wider audience.
Maria Garcia Brennan and Pete Brennan are the co-founders of Soñar Foods, a company that’s developed a line of grain-free tortilla chips. The company utilizes organic ingredients like garbanzo beans and chia seeds to create a nutritional snack packed with plant-based protein and fiber.
Jasmine Singh is the co-founder of Nomad Eats, a company that is focused on creating plant-based whole food products that taste like “liquid gold”. The brand has developed vegan nacho and mac and cheese sauces aimed to change consumers’ minds about how healthy vegan products taste.