Elevator Talk: Backyard Soda Company Keeps it Simple with CBD

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Jonathan Schultz is the CEO of Backyard Soda Company, an early-stage Colorado-based soda brand focused on locally-sourced, simple ingredients. The company’s line of CBD-infused soda utilizes whole ingredients instead of adding natural flavors. On the ingredient panel you will find fresh juice, pure cane sugar, locally-sourced full-spectrum hemp CBD and water. Shultz recognizes that the millennial market is looking for an all-natural beverage that tastes great and can be a potential replacement to alcohol, and he believes his product can capitalize. The company just went through the Cannopy Boulder program, a cannabis-focused business accelerator, and is now in fundraising mode looking to get product on shelves. Going forward  Backyard Soda Company is looking for a strategic partner that brings distribution and operations expertise, while also understands the beverage market.

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