Meet the four food startups that pitched their businesses before investors and other food entrepreneurs at Triangle Food Makers fourth event, this time in downtown Durham.
Becky Holmes just returned from one of the premier events for natural products, the Natural Products Expo, which brought together 25,000 people in the natural foods industry.
Holmes launched the company, which makes a line of raw dessert bites with just six natural ingredients, while she was a student at Duke University. In the past 12 months, she’s sold more than 7,000 pouches of product, and just recently earned shelf space in local Whole Foods Markets.
Ello Raw products have also appeared backstage at The Daily Show, said Holmes. And at the Expo, she walked away with 15 wholesale orders in hand—since returning, she’s received 10 to 15 inquiries each day.