Restaurants / Retail

 
Bottega Americano

 

Inspired by the great food halls and specialty food marketplaces of Europe, Bottega Americano is the first restaurant-meets-market concept to hit the West Coast.  It plans to take on the massive fast-casual and specialty food retail industries in one fell swoop with a seasoned management team and first-class food.

 

http://www.bottegaamericano.com | Watch Video

The Eastman Egg Company

 

By cleverly integrating great food, hospitality, and technology, EEC is attempting to become more than just a great breakfast spot in the $35 billion fast casual dining industry

 

www.eastmanegg.com | Watch Video

Sticky's Finger Joint

 

Who doesn’t like chicken fingers? Especially when you can get them in a variety of innovative flavors.  The first location was a huge success and is a highly scalable concept in the $17 billion chicken-focused QSR industry (15 chains with > 100 locations).

 

www.stickysfingerjoint.com | Watch Video

Pressed Juicery 

 

Pressed has created a real brand and defensible business model to become the leader in the $5 billion specialty juice industry that is rapidly growing and proving not to be a fad

 

https://www.pressedjuicery.com

Packaged Foods

 
CookSimple

 

This stuff tastes incredible and is shaking up the $2 billion boxed food industry.  All-natural, gluten-free, healthy, and easy to make.  Already in 4,000 stores.  Watch out Hamburger Helper!

 

www.cooksimplemeals.com | Watch Video

 

Crunchies

 

Natural freeze-dried snacks in over 22,000 locations.  Its freeze-drying process makes the fruit tastes great while keeping almost all of its nutritional value.  Best selling fruit snack in the $9 billion healthy snacks industry.

 

www.crunchiesfood.com | Watch Video

Bare Bones 

 

A rapidly growing artisanal food brand that is managing to capitalize on a large market opportunity lying at the intersection of a variety of food trends: organic, “real food,” premium beverage, high-protein and savory snacks.

 

www.barebonesbroth.com | Watch Video

 

Beauty

 
Snobswap

 

Women want a site to buy pre-owned luxury goods from trusted sellers. Consignment stores want to sell their goods online to a larger targeted audience.  Meet Snobswap -- disrupting the $13B+ luxury resale/consignment industry.  

 

www.snobswap.com

DreamDry 

 

Rachel Zoe and Robin Moraetes are building a scalable business to create a premier destination for blowouts and "make every day glamorous" in the $20 billion hair care services industry.

 

http://www.dreamdry.com | Watch Video

Jenu

 

With the management's strong DR experience and Guthy Renker partnership, Jenu seeks to become the leader in one of the fastest growing categories within the $3 billion premium skin care industry.

Kjaer Weis

 

KW has created the first high-end organic make-up line that doesn’t compromise on performance in the $2 billion prestige cosmetics industry.

 

www.kjaerweis.com

Apparel

 
Hylete

 

Carving out a niche in the $100+ billion sports apparel industry by targeting the 8 million functional fitness core participants through brand ambassadors and direct-to-consumer business model.  

 

www.hylete.com | Watch Video

Buck Mason

 

Making a dent in the $20 billion basics clothing industry through high-quality / made in USA manufacturing, transparent pricing, rapid inventory turnover, and a profitable direct-to-consumer business model.

 

https://www.buckmason.com | Watch Video

Eloquii 

 

Eloquii - quickly becoming the leader for stylish and affordable clothing in the underserved $18 billion plus-size women's apparel industry

 

http://www.eloquii.com

Leisure Products

 
Hopkins Golf

 

30-year industry veteran behind start up, direct-to-consumer business model, manufacturing partnership with UPS (yes, UPS makes golf clubs), and key relationships with tour players, vendors, etc. to disrupt the $4 billion golf equipment industry.

 

www.hopkinsgolf.com | Watch Video

Sunset Skateboards

 

This product markets itself - the wheels light up with no battery required.  Once kids (and adults) see it, they immediately want it. Currently the hottest selling products in the $3 billion skateboarding  industry.

 

www.sunsetskateboards.com 

 

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US Glow Laboratories

 

Patented glow-in-the-dark cups with a vision of making a major dent in the mature $7 billion disposable cup industry. To see why we got so excited about this company.

 

http://www.usglow.com | Watch Video

Education

 
Halstrom Academy

 

Accredited high school where all the classes are taught one-to-one.  Fills a void between home schooling and traditional private schools ($75 billion industry).   Highly scalable business that has grown from 3 to 11 campuses through investment in management and systems.

 

www.halstromacademy.org | Watch Video

Lourus

 

For over ten years, Lourus has led the industry as the highest-end educational consulting services company in Korea. The founders have launched multiple premier services and educational concepts in the $17 billion after school learning market in Korea. 

 

www.lourus.com