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Moonlighting Startup

Jos Cocquyt quit his dream job designing drones for AeroVironment in 2010, and let the wind take him for an extended kitesurfing adventure with stops in Baja California, Holland, the south of Spain, Morocco, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Brazil. The…

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Finding Your Ugly Beauties

John Zamora, Evan Lutz, and Zach Nelkin are on a mission to fight food prejudice. Crooked carrots, lumpy potatos, dimpled apples—they’re the ugly ducklings of the produce aisle. Most disfigured produce doesn’t make it to the supermarket. Consumers don’t want…

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Text Entrepreneur

Born in the Sudan, a refugee from that “war torn immigrant experience,” Lull Mengesha was just a toddler when he came to California. His parents wanted him to become a doctor or lawyer, but Lull was drawn to “side projects”:…

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Bite Me: Bringing Italy to America

Jordan Schuster is a wiry, intense man who loves and dreams about chocolate, a man who wants to be “in that inspirational creative space” that feeds his hunger to design new foods and imagine new flavors, a man who knows…

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