Rabbi Mois Navon is an ASIC Department Project Manager at Mobileye – an automotive-vision-systems giant. In the early 2000s, Navon, like many in his profession, found himself out of a job following the dot-com crash. “That was a very, very bad time to be on the street because everybody was on the street,” he recalled. A former colleague told him about Mobileye, a fledgling, 15-person startup operating out of a house in Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood. The Los Angeles native found work there as an engineer. Soon, Navon began teaching a lunchtime Torah class for a handful of secular colleagues. Nearly 17 years — and an Intel acquisition — later, his class routinely attracts a couple of dozen employees, both religious and secular.
Ari Sherman is a co-founder of Evo Hemp. He is a sales and marketing executive with experience in the natural products industry. Ari also co-founded Hemp Health LLC.
[Sweet and Snack Show Series] Making the Most of An Opportunity with Mark Sarafa Founder of Pop Daddy Popcorn
Mark Sarafa is the founder of Pop Daddy Popcorn. Seeking a healthier way for his family to enjoy snacking, one day Mark bought a large popcorn machine and started experimenting with different kernels and flavors in his basement, passing out his popcorn to friends, family, and neighbors. Following his successful experimentation, in 2013, Pop Daddy became Mark’s full-time job and the business has only kept growing from there!
[One Question] Creating Healthy Snacking Options with Benjamin Bartley and Tom van Lambaart Co-Founders of Chum
Benjamin Bartley and Tom van Lambaart are the co-founders of Chum, a healthy snack food brand. The fruit products created at Chum are 100% wild, and 100% natural, they don’t use fake stuff. Chum takes real fruits as nature intended, and they carefully turn them into delicious bites. No artificial ingredients and no added sugars or colors.
[One Question] Creating a Competitive Edge with Anita Akrishnan and Nalini Mehta Co-Founders of Route to India
Anita Akrishnana and Nalini are the co-founders of Route to India – a health brand focused on inspiring and guiding individuals in feeling their best through food, Ayurveda and holistic lifestyle.
Michael Pan is the founder of Pan’s Mushroom Jerky. When Michael was traveling throughout Malaysia visiting extended family he was offered a rich, savory snack that he thought was pork-based. He discovered that it was a family recipe featuring shiitake mushrooms, and the idea for Pan’s Mushroom Jerky was born.