Ellona Jarvis, the founder and CEO of Napa Hills, is on a mission to create plant-based products that improve people’s quality of life. The brand’s unique beverage delivers antioxidants from red wine in a non-alcoholic format.
Ryan Armistead, the co-founder and CEO of Happy Moose Juice, is on a mission to make the best juice in the world, using a variety of beloved and unique ingredients. Armistead works directly with farmers to co-pack the freshest produce, providing a premium and organic cold-pressed product straight from the farm.
Brooke Rewa, the founder of Good Mylk Co., is on a mission to make clean ingredient, plant-based milk alternatives available to a wider audience. The brand has developed a frozen concentrate and powder that allow both baristas and consumers to make almond and hemp-based milks by just adding water.
Culinary-forward sparkling shrub maker Fizzy Fox is focused on delivering healthy and fun products with an emphasis on craft. Co-founder Natalia Farhadmotamed and her business partner launched the line in May of 2018 and are looking to grow the company and expand distribution.
Laith Alkhawaja, the Founder and President of MediDate Coffee, is bringing the benefits of roasted date seeds to consumers. Much like traditional coffee, the unique beverage is made by roasting, grinding and brewing date seeds.
Four pharmacists, including co-founder Kun Yang, developed Pricklee to bring a functional beverage to market that delivers on quality and taste. Pricklee Superfruit Water utilizes the prickly pear fruit to bring antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits to young, active professionals.
Grass Fed Coffee co-founder John Ban aims to offer performance enhancing, functional beverages. The brand makes a non-gmo cold brew butter coffee using MCT oil and grass-fed butter as the key ingredients. It has zero sugar or carbs and is made in small batches.
Johnny Miller, the owner and co-founder of Lost Coast Roast, is focused on producing fair-trade, organic cold brewed coffee sourced from sustainable, shade-grown farms. The family business is rooted in Northern California and incorporates locally sourced milk from Humboldt Creamery as one of the four ingredients in its cold brew.
Shaka Tea Co-founder and President Bella Hughes aims to deliver an authentic Hawaii-grown mamaki tea to a broader audience. The herbal tea has no caffeine or added sugar and comes in a variety of island-inspired flavors. Hughes has made a commitment to regenerative agriculture farming practices with a focus on empowering the local mamaki farming community and economy.
Rick Smith, President & CEO of HyVida, has engineered a functional sparkling water line by adding hydrogen gas. Incorporating hydrogen through a unique technology provides consumers a beverage with added antioxidants. With new technology and a unique concept, Smith has found developing a narrative the most challenging piece of the puzzle.
Taja Dockendorf, Co-founder of Bitter Love, is focusing on a new flavor profile to differentiate in the sparkling water category. The brand combines digestive bitters like ashwagandha, ginger and wormwood with carbonated water and a splash of fruit juice to offer a functional sparkling bitter beverage.
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.