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Banza co-founders with Endeavor Detroit staff members
Endeavor Entrepreneur Brian Rudolph, co-founder of the Detroit-based foods company Banza, was named to Forbes’ annual list of the top innovators under 30 in the Food and Drink category. Every year Forbes recognizes hundreds of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents across 20 different sectors in its ranking.
Selected in 2015 at the International Selection Panel in Mexico City, Banza co-founders Scott and Brian Rudolph started their pasta production out of a Detroit apartment in 2014. It took off after a successful crowd-sourcing campaign, raising nearly $1.3 million in funding. Banza touts itself as a food innovation company that provides nutritionally superior versions of staple foods: starting with pasta made from chickpeas. In less than one year of commercial operation, Banza has launched a line of four different pasta shapes sold in over 1,700 stores across the country, ranging from Shoprite to Eataly, and created 30 manufacturing jobs in Michigan. Banza will increase production volume by setting up its own manufacturing facility, and aims to claim a Banza section in every pasta aisle nationwide.
Read more about the Forbes 30 Under 30 list by clicking here.
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