Josh Tetrick

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Food

Thirty-seven year old food tech entrepreneur Josh Tetrick has created a 1.1 billion dollar business in San Francisco. Celebrities Martha Stewart, John Legend, and Stella McCartney are mega fans of and have become Brand Ambassadors for one of the fastest growing food companies in the world. When Hampton Creek was just a start-up Josh captured the attention of two of the world’s richest men: Bill Gates and Li Ka-shing. Both billionaires have invested millions in Josh’s mega-successful food technology company. But what makes this company so cool and sought-after is its approach to finding new ways of using PLANTS in food. Josh’s claim to fame is his eggless signature products Just Mayo and Just Cookie Dough —making Hampton Creek pioneers in the food tech industry. The company now produces dressings…Ranch, Chipotle Ranch, Caesar, Thousand and Sweet Mustard. Also, Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chips and Double Chocolate Expresso. Today, their products can be found in the Boise, Idaho Co-op at 888 W Fort Street, and on the shelves of Target, Dollar Tree, Whole Foods, Safeway and almost every Walmart across the country. Plus, Texas A&M football games and library cafes at Yale, in Mexico City grocery aisles, and coffee bars on the busiest street in Hong Kong.

Josh and his best friend from high school started Hampton Creek because they deeply believed that eating well should be easy. They believe that the good thing, that is for our bodies and the planet, should be affordable and accessible. Most importantly, we believe that it should be insanely delicious. That’s the only way that change will happen: by working with everyone from farmers, chefs, and food scientists to single moms, schools and politicians to fix our broken food system for everyone, everywhere.

Josh isn’t just a culinary whiz kid on a mission to bring healthy, sustainable, and affordable food to everyone around the globe. He’s handsome, charismatic, athletic and is a sought-after speaker and talk show guest. Whether on stage in front of thousands for Ted Talks, Dreamforce, WIRED or appearing on TV on the Travel Channel, CNBC, and FOX Business Network, Josh is always captivating to watch.

Just look at his lineup of accolades: Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35 Coolest Entrepreneurs of 2014; Fortune magazine’s 40 Under 40 (2014) of the most influential young people in business; and the cover of Conscious Company Magazine, Fall 2015—all achieved by the age of 35!

Helping to make the world a better place has always been Josh’s number one priority. He led a United Nations business initiative in Kenya; worked for both former President Clinton and the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; and taught street children as a Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria and South Africa.

Accolades:
* #2 Most Innovative Company in Food (2015)
* CNBC Top 50 Disruptor (for 2 years in a row – 2014 & 2015)
* Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies (2014)
* Bill Gates named us one of 3 companies shaping the future of food
* We have $120 million in investment from 12 billionaires
* Fastest-growing food company on Earth (Inc)
* Inc Magazine’s 35 Under 35 entrepreneurs
* Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40
* TIME Magazine’s 100 New Scientific Discoveries (2015)
* Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Grand Award (2013)
* Prevention Magazine’s 100 Cleanest Packaged Foods

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