Dave Colina, founder and CEO of O2 Natural Recovery, has found a viable market within the crossfit community and is looking to scale beyond. O2 Natural Recovery is a non-carbonated natural sports recovery drink with increased oxygen and electrolytes.
Nadia Lizarazu, the Marketing Manager for Susosu Water, believes the U.S. will be next to ride the wave of Hydrogen Water, a product that has been popular in Japan for decades. Made with extra molecular hydrogen, the water has antioxidant properties. Susosu differentiates from competitors by using natural mineral water instead of purified water.
Vishal Tharpar, the CEO and co-founder of Boston Chai Party, is on a mission to bring authentic Indian chai to U.S. consumers. Tharpar states they have made over 150,000 cups of chai to perfect their recipe, which highlights notes of cardamom, fennel and black pepper.
SZENT is reinventing the way people experience beverages. Chief Creative Officer, Maddie Grandbois, says the brand aims to shake up the flavored water category with a new spin, no added ingredients. Instead, the company has patented a polymer cap ring infused with essential oils that tricks the brain into believing you are tasting the flavor.
President and CEO, Josep Bassaganya-Riera, calls Pervida a revolutionary functional drink. The brand uses all-natural ingredients and patented technology to develop highly functional beverages for the health-conscious consumer.
Element Shrub founder & CEO, Charlie Berkinshaw, has developed a non-alcoholic cocktail alternative that not only tastes good, but is also healthy and functional. The product is ACV-based, which has challenged the brand to change consumers’ perceptions of how the ingredient could taste in a beverage.
Joel Jelderks, founder of Caskai, has set forth on a mission to introduce premium cascara-based beverages to the global market, noting that coffee consumers are their first target market, as they will likely be more aware of cascara.
MANSI’s mission is to bring calamansi to the U.S. consumer base through its premium citrus beverage. CEO Charles Medenilla describes the superfruit as tart and sweet, and high in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Wonder+Well, an organic fruit-essence water for kids, provides the lovable format of a drink box but with no sugar or sweeteners. Co-founder Gregg Lefkowitz identifies that parents are looking for healthier options that get children to drink more water, while still being fun.
Som Sleep is a ready-to-drink dietary supplement designed as a natural alternative to prescriptive sleep-aids. Serial entrepreneur and Co-founder/CEO, John Shegerian, shares that within four months the company was able to expand beyond e-commerce and enter brick-and-mortar retail.
Irene Roja Stanbury, the CEO of LemonKind, brings her shelf-stable, botanically infused juices and teas offline and onto shelves through functionality and design. The line of natural beverages provides a premium experience, from the inside out. With 100% natural, high-quality ingredients, and a unique pouch package, this product is targeted to reach the millennial, health-conscious woman.
Founder and CEO of Petal, Candice Crane, is on a mission to deliver an all organic zero calorie, zero sugar botanical beverage with an empowering message. Designed primarily for women ages 18-32, Petal offers unique flavors with rose water as the star ingredient. The company recently launched in the Chicago area with plans to grow nationally in the future.
PathWater, which sells bottled water in reusable aluminum containers, is on a mission to reduce plastic waste in the beverage business. PathWater co-founder & CEO Shadi Bakour describes his team as dedicated, relentless and passionate in their efforts to change the way people think about buying packaged water.
Rambu brings Southeast Asian flavor to the U.S. market by infusing their beverage with rambutan, a tropical fruit. The company's low calorie, low sugar offering targets health-focused consumers, particularly millennial women, who care about current social issues.