Shibani Baluja is the founder and CEO of lil’ gourmets, a company focused on elevating the food that kids are eating. The company aims to introduce kids to fresh, flavorful vegetables at an early age to jumpstart healthy eating habits.
Jessica Gebel is the founder of Fabalish, a company focused on changing the stigma around vegan food. The brand’s star ingredients are aquafaba and chickpeas. Fabalish has expanded from Tzatziki and sauces to falafel and blondies, finding innovative ways to make plant-forward products with clean and organic ingredients.
David Gotlib is the founder and CEO of Savorly, a brand delivering innovative frozen appetizers in a fun and interesting way. The company’s puff pastries, Belgian croquettes, mini bagels and other bite-sized foods were developed for millennial consumers that are looking to entertain guests and connect over hors d’oeuvres.
Tia Lupita started with founder Hector Saldivar’s family hot sauce recipe and has set its sights on growing into a platform for Mexican-inspired healthy food products. The company crafts simple ingredient hot sauces and just launched cactus tortillas and tortilla chips this year.
Everipe helps people eat clean with healthy blender-ready superfood smoothie packs. The blends use freeze-dried ingredients, making them shelf-stable and cost-effective to ship, while also avoiding the food waste often associated with using fresh ingredients.
Catherine Nguyen founded Wild Willett Food to create healthy kids snacks for her family’s on-the-go lifestyle. The recently launched company offers a line of high protein fruit-infused beef jerky targeted at millennial parents who need snacks that can fuel their active children.
Tony Wrubel is the co-founder of Aveyo Avocado Foods, a company delivering avocados in an easy and convenient format. The spoonable avocado snack is made with 5 ingredients or less and is free from all major allergens.
Renee Dunn is the founder and CEO of Amazi Foods, a mission-driven company that connects source to consumer. The brand’s plant-based snacks include jackfruit chews and plantain chips that pair subtly sweet flavors with healing spices like turmeric and ginger.
Lisa Sohanpal is the founder and CEO of Nom Noms World Food, a company crafting world-inspired cuisine for on-the-go millennials. The brand’s heat-and-eat meals and wraps are designed for time-poor consumers that want convenient options and enjoy global flavors.
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.