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    What's stopping you from launching your vegan business? There is no better time than right now to get started! 🌱

    What's stopping you from launching your vegan business? There is no better time than right now to get started! 🌱

    13 3 18 July, 2019

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    In this episode of Vegan Business Talk, I interview Simon Newstead, founder of @bitesociety, a new #vegan food product company in Melbourne, Australia.⠀
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A vegan for more than 10 years, Simon’s background is in technology. He’s a co-founder of Frenzoo, a mobile games studio in Hong Kong that has been in operation since 2008. ⠀
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In addition, he’s an angel #investor and supporter of other companies including Ocean Hugger Foods, Shiok Meats, Kinds of Grace and Hungry Planet. ⠀
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Bite Society, a zero-profit company, was started in 2018 and launched its first products, milky chocolate balls and a chocolate block earlier this year.⠀
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Simon’s goal is to lower the price of vegan goods and he hopes to inspire other founders and projects through transparency and open sharing, including the company’s financials. To this end, he’s charting the journey of Bite Society via his Vegan Startup podcast.⠀
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In this episode Simon discusses:⠀
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•	The key mistake many startups make and how to avoid it⠀
⠀
•	The pros and cons of either you or others promoting your products as the vegan version of well-known non-vegan products⠀
⠀
•	How to find a co-packer that helps you to keep costs down⠀
⠀
•	How to calculate your margins and profit – and what costs to include that many vegan entrepreneurs don’t do which can result in a business failing⠀
⠀
•	How to sell direct to retailers – without going door-to-door in person⠀
⠀
•	The low-budget marketing strategy he used to gain traction for Bite Society and how to do this right⠀
⠀
•	How the ‘zero profit’ company model works⠀
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•	And much more⠀
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Enjoy! 😊⠀
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LISTEN: bit.ly/simonnewsteadvbm ⠀
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#vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethical #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner  #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #veganchocolate #veganstartup

    In this episode of Vegan Business Talk, I interview Simon Newstead, founder of @bitesociety , a new #vegan food product company in Melbourne, Australia.⠀

    A vegan for more than 10 years, Simon’s background is in technology. He’s a co-founder of Frenzoo, a mobile games studio in Hong Kong that has been in operation since 2008. ⠀

    In addition, he’s an angel #investor and supporter of other companies including Ocean Hugger Foods, Shiok Meats, Kinds of Grace and Hungry Planet. ⠀

    Bite Society, a zero-profit company, was started in 2018 and launched its first products, milky chocolate balls and a chocolate block earlier this year.⠀

    Simon’s goal is to lower the price of vegan goods and he hopes to inspire other founders and projects through transparency and open sharing, including the company’s financials. To this end, he’s charting the journey of Bite Society via his Vegan Startup podcast.⠀

    In this episode Simon discusses:⠀

    • The key mistake many startups make and how to avoid it⠀

    • The pros and cons of either you or others promoting your products as the vegan version of well-known non-vegan products⠀

    • How to find a co-packer that helps you to keep costs down⠀

    • How to calculate your margins and profit – and what costs to include that many vegan entrepreneurs don’t do which can result in a business failing⠀

    • How to sell direct to retailers – without going door-to-door in person⠀

    • The low-budget marketing strategy he used to gain traction for Bite Society and how to do this right⠀

    • How the ‘zero profit’ company model works⠀

    • And much more⠀

    Enjoy! 😊⠀

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    LISTEN: bit.ly/simonnewsteadvbm ⠀
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    #vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethical #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #veganchocolate #veganstartup

    20 0 15 July, 2019

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    In this episode I interview Annie Ryu, founder of @thejackfruitco in Boulder, Colorado in the US. ⠀
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Annie started the company in 2011 while traveling to India as a pre-med student and trying her first #jackfruit. She discovered that this large fruit had many nutritional and ecological benefits, but also that the majority of jackfruit grown in India was going to waste. ⠀
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Passionate about global health, Annie saw this as an opportunity to improve lives so while she was still attending Harvard, she began building distribution systems, improving market opportunities for farmers, and creating a working international supply chain to make jackfruit more available around the world. The Jackfruit Company currently works with over 1,000 farming families to supply jackfruit to over 6,000 retailers in the US.⠀
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The company makes a range of #vegan products from jackfruit – which has been compared to pulled pork and other shredded meats – that are positioned as healthy, #ethical and #sustainable. ⠀
⠀
In this interview, which was recorded live at the recent 2019 @plantbasedworldexpo in New York, Annie discusses:⠀
⠀
•	The challenges involved in creating a company based on a product that few people know anything about⠀
⠀
•	Why marketing a product solely as being ethical isn’t always enough for consumers and the changes she had to implement to make jackfruit more appealing⠀
⠀
•	The importance of hiring local expertise to scale up the supply chain⠀
⠀
•	The different stages and methods she’s used to raise capital and hire key strategic staff⠀
⠀
•	Why she avoids using meat-based names for the company’s products⠀
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•	And much more⠀
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LISTEN: bit.ly/annieryuvbt ⠀
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#vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #startup #startuplife

    In this episode I interview Annie Ryu, founder of @thejackfruitco in Boulder, Colorado in the US. ⠀

    Annie started the company in 2011 while traveling to India as a pre-med student and trying her first #jackfruit . She discovered that this large fruit had many nutritional and ecological benefits, but also that the majority of jackfruit grown in India was going to waste. ⠀

    Passionate about global health, Annie saw this as an opportunity to improve lives so while she was still attending Harvard, she began building distribution systems, improving market opportunities for farmers, and creating a working international supply chain to make jackfruit more available around the world. The Jackfruit Company currently works with over 1,000 farming families to supply jackfruit to over 6,000 retailers in the US.⠀

    The company makes a range of #vegan products from jackfruit – which has been compared to pulled pork and other shredded meats – that are positioned as healthy, #ethical and #sustainable . ⠀

    In this interview, which was recorded live at the recent 2019 @plantbasedworldexpo in New York, Annie discusses:⠀

    • The challenges involved in creating a company based on a product that few people know anything about⠀

    • Why marketing a product solely as being ethical isn’t always enough for consumers and the changes she had to implement to make jackfruit more appealing⠀

    • The importance of hiring local expertise to scale up the supply chain⠀

    • The different stages and methods she’s used to raise capital and hire key strategic staff⠀

    • Why she avoids using meat-based names for the company’s products⠀

    • And much more⠀

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    LISTEN: bit.ly/annieryuvbt ⠀

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    #vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #startup #startuplife

    35 4 28 June, 2019

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    In this episode, which was recorded live in person in New York at the inaugural @plantbasedworldexpo, I interview Michael Schwarz, founder of @treelinecheese in upstate New York.⠀
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Michael’s discovery of the cruelty involved in dairy production and the harm animal agriculture causes to the environment were key drivers for his decision to give up not just milk, but his entire career as an intellectual property attorney, and focus on #vegan cheese making. ⠀
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Raised in South Africa, Michael inherited his activism from his parents. His father, Harry Schwarz, was a key figure in the fight to end apartheid and a long-time friend and colleague of Nelson Mandela. ⠀
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Michael moved to the US in the 1980s at the height of apartheid’s power, went to law school and for over 25 years, practiced IP law in Dallas, London, New York and Washington. ⠀
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In 2012, he began to experiment with fermenting cashew nuts, culminating in the launch of Treeline, which is now a national brand, available in grocery and specialty stores across the US, including Whole Foods, Kroger, and many independent health food stores and small chains.⠀
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In this interview Michael talks about:⠀
⠀
•	How he got his first distributor and retailer (a process that involved losing a lot of money but was necessary)⠀
⠀
•	Why learning to say no if you don’t have the capacity or finances to fulfil orders is better for your brand in the long term⠀
⠀
•	How a negative experience at trial during his lawyer days is the reason why Treeline has never failed to fulfil an order to date⠀
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•	Why the company doesn’t use dairy cheese names such as ‘brie’ or ‘camembert’ for its products⠀
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•	And much more⠀
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Enjoy! 😊⠀
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LISTEN: http://bit.ly/michaelschwarzvbt ⠀
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#vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethical #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner  #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #vegancheese #ditchdairy

    In this episode, which was recorded live in person in New York at the inaugural @plantbasedworldexpo , I interview Michael Schwarz, founder of @treelinecheese in upstate New York.⠀

    Michael’s discovery of the cruelty involved in dairy production and the harm animal agriculture causes to the environment were key drivers for his decision to give up not just milk, but his entire career as an intellectual property attorney, and focus on #vegan cheese making. ⠀

    Raised in South Africa, Michael inherited his activism from his parents. His father, Harry Schwarz, was a key figure in the fight to end apartheid and a long-time friend and colleague of Nelson Mandela. ⠀

    Michael moved to the US in the 1980s at the height of apartheid’s power, went to law school and for over 25 years, practiced IP law in Dallas, London, New York and Washington. ⠀

    In 2012, he began to experiment with fermenting cashew nuts, culminating in the launch of Treeline, which is now a national brand, available in grocery and specialty stores across the US, including Whole Foods, Kroger, and many independent health food stores and small chains.⠀

    In this interview Michael talks about:⠀

    • How he got his first distributor and retailer (a process that involved losing a lot of money but was necessary)⠀

    • Why learning to say no if you don’t have the capacity or finances to fulfil orders is better for your brand in the long term⠀

    • How a negative experience at trial during his lawyer days is the reason why Treeline has never failed to fulfil an order to date⠀

    • Why the company doesn’t use dairy cheese names such as ‘brie’ or ‘camembert’ for its products⠀

    • And much more⠀

    Enjoy! 😊⠀


    LISTEN: http://bit.ly/michaelschwarzvbt ⠀

    #vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethical #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #vegancheese #ditchdairy

    27 1 13 June, 2019

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    Dr Nadja Pinnavaia, founder and CEO of @plantable, a #vegan food delivery service and nutritional coaching program in New York, has a Ph.D. in quantum chemistry! 🙌⠀
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The company launched in 2016 under the name Euphebe before undergoing a name change and rebrand recently to become Plantable. ⠀
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Plantable is a 28-day program that delivers nutrient-dense plant-based meals to customers’ doors, along with personalized one-to-one coaching and support by phone or text with a team of coaches.⠀
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Prior to founding Plantable, Nadja was a managing director at Goldman Sachs in London. ⠀
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In this episode Nadja discusses:⠀
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•	Why she left a high-flying corporate career in finance to start Plantable⠀
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•	How she kicked off the business in the early days by driving a massive food truck around New York City to allow people to pick up their orders⠀
⠀
•	Why she changed the name of the company, what the rebranding process entailed and the challenges it posed⠀
⠀
•	The particular way she chooses her team of coaches to hire⠀
⠀
•	How collaborations and partnerships have been instrumental in the success of the business⠀
⠀
•	How she got to appear on the Today show in the US which resulted in many new customers⠀
⠀
•	And much more⠀
⠀
Enjoy 😊⠀
⠀
LISTEN: bit.ly/plantablevbt ⠀
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#vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethical #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner  #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #plantable

    Dr Nadja Pinnavaia, founder and CEO of @plantable , a #vegan food delivery service and nutritional coaching program in New York, has a Ph.D. in quantum chemistry! 🙌⠀

    The company launched in 2016 under the name Euphebe before undergoing a name change and rebrand recently to become Plantable. ⠀

    Plantable is a 28-day program that delivers nutrient-dense plant-based meals to customers’ doors, along with personalized one-to-one coaching and support by phone or text with a team of coaches.⠀

    Prior to founding Plantable, Nadja was a managing director at Goldman Sachs in London. ⠀

    In this episode Nadja discusses:⠀

    • Why she left a high-flying corporate career in finance to start Plantable⠀

    • How she kicked off the business in the early days by driving a massive food truck around New York City to allow people to pick up their orders⠀

    • Why she changed the name of the company, what the rebranding process entailed and the challenges it posed⠀

    • The particular way she chooses her team of coaches to hire⠀

    • How collaborations and partnerships have been instrumental in the success of the business⠀

    • How she got to appear on the Today show in the US which resulted in many new customers⠀

    • And much more⠀

    Enjoy 😊⠀

    LISTEN: bit.ly/plantablevbt ⠀

    #vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethical #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #plantable

    52 5 17 May, 2019

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    In this episode I interview Annie Ryu, founder of @thejackfruitco in Boulder, Colorado in the US. ⠀
⠀
Annie started the company in 2011 while traveling to India as a pre-med student and trying her first #jackfruit. She discovered that this large fruit had many nutritional and ecological benefits, but also that the majority of jackfruit grown in India was going to waste. ⠀
⠀
Passionate about global health, Annie saw this as an opportunity to improve lives so while she was still attending Harvard, she began building distribution systems, improving market opportunities for farmers, and creating a working international supply chain to make jackfruit more available around the world. The Jackfruit Company currently works with over 1,000 farming families to supply jackfruit to over 6,000 retailers in the US.⠀
⠀
The company makes a range of #vegan products from jackfruit – which has been compared to pulled pork and other shredded meats – that are positioned as healthy, #ethical and #sustainable. ⠀
⠀
In this interview, which was recorded live at the recent 2019 @plantbasedworldexpo in New York, Annie discusses:⠀
⠀
•	The challenges involved in creating a company based on a product that few people know anything about⠀
⠀
•	Why marketing a product solely as being ethical isn’t always enough for consumers and the changes she had to implement to make jackfruit more appealing⠀
⠀
•	The importance of hiring local expertise to scale up the supply chain⠀
⠀
•	The different stages and methods she’s used to raise capital and hire key strategic staff⠀
⠀
•	Why she avoids using meat-based names for the company’s products⠀
⠀
•	And much more⠀
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.⠀
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LISTEN: bit.ly/annieryuvbt ⠀
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#vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #startup #startuplife

    In this episode I interview Annie Ryu, founder of @thejackfruitco in Boulder, Colorado in the US. ⠀

    Annie started the company in 2011 while traveling to India as a pre-med student and trying her first #jackfruit . She discovered that this large fruit had many nutritional and ecological benefits, but also that the majority of jackfruit grown in India was going to waste. ⠀

    Passionate about global health, Annie saw this as an opportunity to improve lives so while she was still attending Harvard, she began building distribution systems, improving market opportunities for farmers, and creating a working international supply chain to make jackfruit more available around the world. The Jackfruit Company currently works with over 1,000 farming families to supply jackfruit to over 6,000 retailers in the US.⠀

    The company makes a range of #vegan products from jackfruit – which has been compared to pulled pork and other shredded meats – that are positioned as healthy, #ethical and #sustainable . ⠀

    In this interview, which was recorded live at the recent 2019 @plantbasedworldexpo in New York, Annie discusses:⠀

    • The challenges involved in creating a company based on a product that few people know anything about⠀

    • Why marketing a product solely as being ethical isn’t always enough for consumers and the changes she had to implement to make jackfruit more appealing⠀

    • The importance of hiring local expertise to scale up the supply chain⠀

    • The different stages and methods she’s used to raise capital and hire key strategic staff⠀

    • Why she avoids using meat-based names for the company’s products⠀

    • And much more⠀

    .⠀
    .⠀

    LISTEN: bit.ly/annieryuvbt ⠀

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    .⠀
    .⠀

    #vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #startup #startuplife

    35 4 28 June, 2019

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    In this episode of Vegan Business Talk, I interview Simon Newstead, founder of @bitesociety, a new #vegan food product company in Melbourne, Australia.⠀
⠀
A vegan for more than 10 years, Simon’s background is in technology. He’s a co-founder of Frenzoo, a mobile games studio in Hong Kong that has been in operation since 2008. ⠀
⠀
In addition, he’s an angel #investor and supporter of other companies including Ocean Hugger Foods, Shiok Meats, Kinds of Grace and Hungry Planet. ⠀
⠀
Bite Society, a zero-profit company, was started in 2018 and launched its first products, milky chocolate balls and a chocolate block earlier this year.⠀
⠀
Simon’s goal is to lower the price of vegan goods and he hopes to inspire other founders and projects through transparency and open sharing, including the company’s financials. To this end, he’s charting the journey of Bite Society via his Vegan Startup podcast.⠀
⠀
In this episode Simon discusses:⠀
⠀
•	The key mistake many startups make and how to avoid it⠀
⠀
•	The pros and cons of either you or others promoting your products as the vegan version of well-known non-vegan products⠀
⠀
•	How to find a co-packer that helps you to keep costs down⠀
⠀
•	How to calculate your margins and profit – and what costs to include that many vegan entrepreneurs don’t do which can result in a business failing⠀
⠀
•	How to sell direct to retailers – without going door-to-door in person⠀
⠀
•	The low-budget marketing strategy he used to gain traction for Bite Society and how to do this right⠀
⠀
•	How the ‘zero profit’ company model works⠀
⠀
•	And much more⠀
⠀
Enjoy! 😊⠀
⠀
.⠀
.⠀
LISTEN: bit.ly/simonnewsteadvbm ⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethical #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner  #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #veganchocolate #veganstartup

    In this episode of Vegan Business Talk, I interview Simon Newstead, founder of @bitesociety , a new #vegan food product company in Melbourne, Australia.⠀

    A vegan for more than 10 years, Simon’s background is in technology. He’s a co-founder of Frenzoo, a mobile games studio in Hong Kong that has been in operation since 2008. ⠀

    In addition, he’s an angel #investor and supporter of other companies including Ocean Hugger Foods, Shiok Meats, Kinds of Grace and Hungry Planet. ⠀

    Bite Society, a zero-profit company, was started in 2018 and launched its first products, milky chocolate balls and a chocolate block earlier this year.⠀

    Simon’s goal is to lower the price of vegan goods and he hopes to inspire other founders and projects through transparency and open sharing, including the company’s financials. To this end, he’s charting the journey of Bite Society via his Vegan Startup podcast.⠀

    In this episode Simon discusses:⠀

    • The key mistake many startups make and how to avoid it⠀

    • The pros and cons of either you or others promoting your products as the vegan version of well-known non-vegan products⠀

    • How to find a co-packer that helps you to keep costs down⠀

    • How to calculate your margins and profit – and what costs to include that many vegan entrepreneurs don’t do which can result in a business failing⠀

    • How to sell direct to retailers – without going door-to-door in person⠀

    • The low-budget marketing strategy he used to gain traction for Bite Society and how to do this right⠀

    • How the ‘zero profit’ company model works⠀

    • And much more⠀

    Enjoy! 😊⠀

    .⠀
    .⠀
    LISTEN: bit.ly/simonnewsteadvbm ⠀
    .⠀
    .⠀
    #vegans #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #vegansofinsta #veganentrepreneur #veganbiz #business #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #ethical #ethicalentrepreneurs #veganbusiness #veganventures #veganbusinessowner #socialentrepreneur #veganbusinessmedia #veganbusinesstalk #veganfood #plantbased #plantbasedfood #plantbasedeating #veganchocolate #veganstartup

    20 0 15 July, 2019

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