Sustainable food ventures: Yale innovation & entrepreneurship
From pork to flour, ugly fruit to crickets, four startups launched by Yale student entrepreneurs are bringing a sustainable twist to food production.
Yale startup makes premium pork — and creates opportunities for small farms
Walden Hill, founded by Jennifer Milikowsky ’15 M.B.A./M.F. is both giving farmers a way to raise pigs without the associated risk and creating a tastier pork, thanks to the pigs’ acorn-fed diet. Learn more.Renewal Mill turns agricultural waste into healthier flour
Renewal Mill, founded by husband-wife team Claire Schlemme ’ 11 M.E.M. and Sumit Kadakia ’ 16 M.E.M./M.B.A. is turning agricultural waste into flour that’s being made into cupcakes and scones at New Haven-area bakeries. Learn more.Ugly Fruit aims for sweet success
Cat Wu ’17 SOM ’17 has launched her own food startup — a social enterprise called Re-Harvest Foods that turns unused produce into tasty, healthy snack foods. The first product is a specialty applesauce called Ugly Fruit that’s for sale across New Haven. Learn more.Poda Foods wants to make cricket powder the next big thing
For many, the sound of chirping crickets brings back memories of warm summer nights. But Yesenia Gallardo ’15 FES, co-founder of Poda Foods, hears something different in those chirps — an untapped protein source. Learn more.Yale venture Chops Snacks chosen for Chobani food incubator
Chops Snacks, a Yale startup developing all-natural beef jerky from premium beef brisket, was one of six teams admitted into a new incubator for food-related ventures from yogurt giant Chobani. Over 400 teams applied for support from the New York-based Chobani Food Incubator. Learn more.