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Last week I sat down with three of the four Colorado Food Works founders, Francisca, Meghan and Hannah of in a live interview to learn more about the upcoming launch of their pasta with a purpose business. Their passion and enthusiasm for helping others while also making a profit is refreshing and I look forward to watching their story unfold. The four members, including Charlie, are students in the Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University.  The desire to make a difference in others' lives as entrepreneurs led them to Kenya to research the barriers women face...

We were thrilled to be invited to present at Loveland Startup Week a few weeks ago.  After receiving some requests for the presentation, we recorded it for all to view.  This is a great high-level "how-to" presentation that takes the viewer through the four stages of a food startup - Concept, Development, Launch and Growth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asXxqA70wcY Our goal at Cultivate is to help more food and drink entrepreneurs through the initial phases of a startup, which is often where they get stuck and give up, so that they can successfully launch their business to the market.  Once launched, we help a food...

I had the pleasure of interviewing James Schrack, co-founder and CEO of Stuff'n Mallows founded in Fort Collins, CO this week.  Here are some excerpts from our conversation about the past four years as a food business entrepreneur. In 2012, three CSU students, Tyler Krenzelok, Paul Jenkins and James Schrack had a class project to complete for their Intro to Entrepreneurship class. Initially the three came up with an idea that they soon realized it was already on the market and someone else was doing it better than they could.  So, they went back to the drawing board and Tyler mentioned that...