05 Mar March 5, 2015 – Jebbit’s Jonathan Lacoste & Fresh Diet’s Zalmi Duchman
Jonathan Lacoste – Co-Founder & COO at Jebbit, Forbes 30 Under 30 and Inc. Magazine Columnist
Jonathan Lacoste is one of the youngest guests we have had. As Co-Founder of Jebbit, Jonathan has arranged venture-backing for the marketing software startup. The company offers the industry’s first post-click engagement marketing system for some of America’s best known brands, like Reebok. It was named one of the “Top 25 Most Promising Companies in the World” by CNBC and the “#1 Startup” at SXSW. They also won the “Boston’s Hottest Startup” award and Tech Cocktail’s “Most Innovative Sales & Marketing Technology of the Year Award.” Great stuff, with an interesting conversation about dropping out of college.
Zalmi Duchman – Founder of The Fresh Diet at The Fresh Diet and Angel Investor
Zalmi Duchman is an angel investor and the Founder of The Fresh Diet. The company began operations in January 2006 with three clients. They offer 3 meals a day delivered to your door every night. Today, the business has grown to become the largest US food producer in the freshly prepared, daily delivery category. They deliver now to thousands of clients daily in 5 cities, serving a third of the US population. The Fresh Diet was recently bought by a publicly traded company. The company made the Inc. 500 list in 2010, 2011 & 2012, The Forbes Top 20 Most Promising US Companies List in 2011 & 2012, and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee in both 2011 and 2009. Zalmi is active in the startup community and serves on the board of the Miami Entrepreneur Development Organization and is a mentor at Venture Hive.