Creating Social Value

Rachel Greenberger

5 Questions for an Eater Entrepreneur: Yulkendy Valdez

Students are a critical segment driving change in our food system: they are tomorrow’s leadership, future householders, and newly-independent eaters. In a constant state of exploration, they increasingly focus on matters of sustainability and social justice, often expressing their values through food. Yulkendy Valdez is a sophomore at Babson College. Her interview originally appeared on…

Creating Social Value

Rachel Greenberger

5 Questions for an Eater Entrepreneur: Eli Iaslovits

Eater values continue to rapidly evolve while the food industry scrambles to keep up. Students are a critical group driving this change: they are tomorrow’s leadership, future householders, and newly-independent eaters. Increasingly focused on matters of sustainability and social justice, they often express these values through food. At Food Sol, we see daily how the…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Emily Lagasse

This interview was originally published on Examiner. Emily Lagasse is a total Babson entrepreneur: last year, she was a member of the Summer Venture Program, Women Innovation Now (WIN) Lab, and took the 2013 prize at Boston’s Women Business Conference Female Entrepreneurship Challenge. She’s also a food entrepreneur… just not for people. Emily is feeding…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Vera Chang

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. Vera Chang is Public Relations and Marketing Director for Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont. Q:   Tell us about your food journey. A:   It began in high school when I had my first experience on a farm, which changed my life. In college I helped form an organization called Food…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Blonde Beauchamp

This interview was originally published on Examiner.com. Babson food entrepreneurs were out in force at Mass Innovation Nights Foodie Edition last month: Alex Kravetz of CogniTea; Annie Feldman of Enerchi Bites; Octavia Costea of Spreads & Beyond. Also there was Blonde Beauchamp of The Craic and Blonde. Blonde’s energy is infectious, and she’s managed to…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Cassandria Campbell

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. Fresh Food Generation is dedicated to providing healthy, vibrant, local and delicious food to food-access-challenged Boston. Co-founder Cassandria Campbell and I met through Babson alum Linda McQuillan (B’78) and The Food Project, and Cassandria was one of the entrepreneurs to pitch at the Quick Service Incubator at last year’s…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Kate McAleer

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. There was a chocolate emergency when this Examiner called to interview Kate McAleer. “10,000 pounds of chocolate just arrived at our door! We expected it next week but it just showed up… All is well now.” Bixby & Co. is a two-and-a half-year-old natural candy company about to launch…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Mei Li

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. When Mei Li and I met at a food truck panel in April, her reputation preceded her. Mei Mei is on the tip of most tongues when Bostonians talk about local food trucks. Here she shares just some of her infectious energy, insight, wisdom, and vision. Q. What was…

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Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Flea Foster

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. I live just blocks away from Spoke, and so got to watch it go from raw concept into open restaurant over the course of last year – in that slice of real estate sandwiched between Dave’s Fresh Pasta and Sunshine Lucy’s on Holland Street in Davis Square, Somerville. I…

Creating Social Value

Rachel Greenberger

10 Questions for Local Food Entrepreneur: Sue Liang

This interview originally appeared on Examiner.com. In June, Sue Liang published 10 Steps to Becoming a Food Entrepreneur, and it quickly made Google News. A poised and tenacious entrepreneur, Sue is currently at MassChallenge. Q:   What was the seed for what is now Asulia? A:   On Mother’s Day the year before I started Asulia, my…