Guest: Alicia Long understands the power of purpose. She is the Co-Founder & CEO of Nutr, a plant-based milk machine that’s changing the way we look at milk. The Nutr Machine makes plant-based milks at the push of a button.
Alicia is a Chinese immigrant who graduated from Ohio State University with a Marketing Degree. Before founding Nutr with her husband, she worked at Google, Amazon and several tech start-ups.
After moving to the U.S. in 2009 following her father’s passing, she made it her life’s mission to fulfill his last wish and become a college graduate. Now, as an entrepreneur, she strives to provide families across the globe with a healthy way to make plant-based milks and make the world a better place with each and every pour.
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Background: Alicia Long is resilient. In her 20s, she was a door-to-door salesperson who learned how to overcome “doors slammed in your face” rejection. She always knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur but was as lost as to how to get started. One day, after being disgusted by the ingredients in her nut milk, she had an idea. Why not make a nut milk machine? Inspired by her mother and the Keurig coffee maker, she and her husband set out to make the first nut-milking machine.
During this fun and inspiring episode, Alica shared how she overcame rejection after rejection while looking for funding by calling up the reliance she learned in door-to-door sales to keep going. A mother, wife and entrepreneur, Alica understands the power of purpose, which keeps her going when the going gets tough. Her goal is to create a $1BN company that changes how we look at food. This is the power of purpose!
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