Alex Bayer

The Alchemy of Genius Juice

Alex Bayer is the Co-founder and CEO of Genius Juice, the world’s first all-organic plant-based smoothie made from coconuts. After a friend offered him an organic coconut smoothie, he founded Genius Juice in 2014 with the goal of helping people reach higher levels of health and happiness. Before [more...]
Amy Cohn

The Alchemy of Joydays

Amy Cohn has a hybrid of experience building new businesses and growth for global brands and hyperlocal high-growth startups. She has run online product innovation teams and digital strategy at Disney, Oprah, and Sony and was a marketing and growth executive in healthcare (Heal) as well as blockcha [more...]
Atomic Coffee Roasters

The Alchemy of Atomic Coffee Roasters

Logan Mahoney is the Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Atomic Coffee Roasters, a North Shore-based coffee roaster, wholesaler, and retailer. In his role, he manages grocery, office, and contract manufacturing. With a passion for business management, Logan began working [more...]

The Alchemy of Hiyo Social Tonics

Cygne Cooper is the Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer at hiyo, a brand producing stress-relieving social tonics crafted with natural adaptogens, nootropics, and functional botanicals. As a creative director and brand strategist, she has experience building thoughtful and impactful brands and creat [more...]
Brittany Lo

The Alchemy of Brides, Intimate Wellness, and Normalization

Brittany Lo is the Founder and CEO of Beia, a beauty wellness brand that empowers women to indulge in self-care through a diverse line of clean beauty and wellness products. She founded Beia with the intention of encouraging women to feel and look their best while dismantling the stigma of indulgen [more...]
Emanuel Storch

The Alchemy of Seitan, Pizza, Wings, and Self-Manufacturing 

Emanuel Storch is the CEO of Blackbird Foods, a plant-based food company producing wholesale and retail seitan, frozen pizza, and plant-based meat. His passion for social entrepreneurship, animal welfare, the environment, and public health inspired Emanuel to found Blackbird. As one of the first te [more...]
Jennifer Liao

The Alchemy of Soup Dumplings, Traditions, and D2C

Jennifer Liao is the Co-founder of Xiao Chi Jie (XCJ), a direct-to-consumer food company specializing in authentic Chinese street food. As a second-generation Asian American, she founded the brand with her husband to connect with family history and create new and genuine representations of their ex [more...]
Expo East

The Alchemy of Expo East 2022

Taja Dockendorf is the Founder, Owner, and Creative Director at Pulp+Wire, a female-founded, award-winning, full-service, CPG branding and marketing agency. Pulp+Wire specializes in helping natural and organic foods, cannabis, hemp, and lifestyle brands discover their identities and create websites [more...]