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ContenderCast with Justin Honaman

Welcome to the ContenderCast with Justin Honaman, a leadership and Consumer Industries entrepreneurship conversation centered on shining a light on bright ideas. Justin is a digital commerce leader, author, communicator, and Consumer Products / Retail industry thought-leader based in Atlanta, Georgia. For additional information and guest access, visit contendercast.com. Every winner started as a contender!
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Now displaying: December, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Headquarters (HQ) is a newly formed strategic advisory studio which launched a revolutionary approach and suite of services to help cannabis entrepreneurs enter, build, scale, and unlock accelerated growth in California's multi billion-dollar market. Co-founder and CEO, Daniel Abrahami joins Justin to discuss the cannabis market and building the business.

Dec 28, 2020

Laumiere Gourmet Fruits, an innovative food brand, explores the connection between luxury and nature in an ongoing quest to combine gourmet excellence with a healthy lifestyle. Co-Founders Vivek Sharma and Varun Sharma join Justin to discuss these amazing treats and building the brand!

 

Dec 23, 2020

Forager is an early stage startup with a social mission of making locally sourced food more widely available to all. Forager has been recognized by Forbes as one of a handful of little known startups to transform a multi-billion industry and by Fast Company as one of the Top 50 most innovative enterprises affecting social good in America. Serial entrepreneur David Stone joins Justin to discuss Forager as well as his history of building successful businesses.

Dec 21, 2020

Salvador Santana, son of the legendary ten-time Grammy winning guitarist Carlos Santana, has been a creator and entrepreneur for his entire life. Coming from a long family line of musical innovators, the passion to do things outside of the norm runs in his veins, which has translated to unique successes. His most recent venture is focused on the cannabis industry. Salvador is the founder of VAYA, a socially-conscious lifestyle cannabis flower brand, which takes an all-natural, spiritual feminist tone driven from African (Yoruba) and Mexican indigenous roots. Salvador joins Justin to discuss music, Cannabis, and harnessing positive energy to make a difference.

Dec 17, 2020

Ganja Goddess describes themselves as the “best cannabis delivery service in California, delivering cannabis with personalized customer care since 2011.” The Cannabis product market is booming and Tara Wells joins Justin to discuss the market as well as launching and “growing” this new brand!

Dec 14, 2020

Routific is a leading route optimization platform that saves last-mile delivery businesses time and fuel. Routific's strength is in its proprietary algorithm and excellent user experience. Co-founder Suzanne Ma joins Justin to discuss launching and growing the business.

Dec 11, 2020

Bio Bidet manufactures modern solutions for “primitive” bathroom challenges and has become America’s most popular wholesaler and retailer of bidets. Founded on the principle that “water does it better,” Bio Bidet has achieved 400% year-over-year revenue growth from 2019 to 2020. CMO and bidet industry expert James Amburgey joins Justin for part 2 of their discussion on the industry and Bio Bidet products!

Dec 10, 2020

Agricycle’s mission is to transform waste into opportunity. Agricycle works with a network of 35,000 smallholder farmers around the world to source upcycled products. Agricycle upcycles food that would otherwise go to waste to create ethically-sourced, upcycled brands. One brand, Jali Fruit Co, sources its naturally dried fruit from excess fruit farmers cannot sell at local markets. Claire Friona, co-founder and portfolio manager, joins Justin to discuss this global impact business.

Dec 7, 2020

Doesn’t everyone deserve to look good while wearing an affordable pair of glasses? Thus, Zenni was born in the San Francisco Bay Area - a natural fit in the home of forward-thinking, tech-savvy companies. The mission was clear: Give people glasses they can actually afford but still make them look like a million bucks. It started small, a little company with big ideas, but it quickly grew into a phenomenon! Chief Product Office Bai Gan joins Justin to discuss the brand and how it is growing with consumers!

Dec 3, 2020

HowGood is a mission-driven, independent research company with the largest database on food and personal care product sustainability in the industry. With 1,000,000+ products rated, HowGood helps leading retailers and brands improve their environmental and social impact. Typically, brands spend years in R&D figuring out the right mix of ingredients and now, they can get immediate access to a range of insights during product development. CEO and co-founder Alexander Gillett joins Justin to discuss building and growing the business.

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