Tara Haddad

Tara Haddad

Tara Haddad is the CEO of Modern Meat. She started Modern Meat and has been building the company from the ground up. Modern Meat focuses on creating plant-based meat alternatives that are non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, and even preservative-free. The company went public on June 26, 2020. They started selling their…

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Gaia Giladi

Gaia Giladi

Gaia Giladi is the co-founder and chief creative of HILOS, a Portland-based start-up focused on making zero waste, additive footwear. When she’s not designing shoes, Gaia loves to go on outdoor adventures, eat amazing food, and run along the bridges of Portland. Where did the idea for HILOS come from?…

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Fedia Kourbatov

Fedia Kourbatov

Fedia Kourbatov was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He went to Lincoln Park HS in the city. Growing up Fedia spent most of his free time playing sports and being involved in the Ukrainian community. Once it was time to go to college he decided to go to The…

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Daniel Liddle

Daniel Liddle

Dan is a true Silicon Valley veteran, with more than thirty years of experience navigating high-growth, rapidly evolving markets with some of the key technology leaders in the IT space. He has over two decades building venture-backed start-ups from the ground up, followed by almost another decade with executive marketing…

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Bonnie Schiffman

Bonnie Schiffman

On a mission to find the most environmentally conscious, safe, and effective skincare products, Bonnie Schiffman ultimately decided to take matters into her own hands – thus, This Stuff Goes Bad was born. Equipped with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, she initially worked in sustainable building in…

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Marjory Wildcraft

Marjory Wildcraft

Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, an online community of 450,000 people who are stopping the destruction of the Earth via home grown food. National Geographic featured Marjory as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in…

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Aditi Pany

Aditi Pany

Aditi Pany is a seasoned senior retail executive, thought leader, founder, CEO and entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in retail across brick and mortar and ecommerce. Most recently, she launched her own company, Qalara, aimed at redesigning the global supply chain for artisan goods that works with over…

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O.P. Almaraz

O.P. Almaraz

A child of Mexican immigrants with strong work principles, Almaraz was raised on government cheese and food stamps. Poverty was a backdrop of his youth, giving the impetus to Almaraz’s entrepreneurism. Right out of high school, he found an opportunity in construction and immersed himself in the business. Climbing the…

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Chris Chalk

Chris Chalk

Chris Chalk is the Co-founder and CEO of two sustainable product brands; Jungle Straws and Jungle Culture. Prior to launching his two businesses, Chris lived in the UK and worked as an electrical engineer. An avid traveller, Chris now lives a nomadic life and spends much of his time in…

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Nicolas Quintairos

Nicolas Quintairos

Our Founder and CEO, Nicolas Quintairos, grew up in South Florida. Growing up around the water between Miami and the Florida Keys, he noticed that over time the local oceans were dying. Corals, fish, and mangroves were gradually disappearing. So he decided to try to do something about it. Nicolas…

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