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Insectpreneur Series: Interview with Grub Co-founder Neil Whippey
Welcome to the first of many exciting interviews with up and coming Insectpreneurs! That’s right, a new word for you all. These are the movers and shakers of the insect/entomophagy industry. People who have started businesses and making a difference in the field, and in the world. I will be presenting one amazing person each month and look forward to sharing their stories and insights with you. Our first guest: Neil Whippey of Grub   How Did You Get The Idea For Grub? It was late 2012 when a series of interesting conversations took place between Shami (co-founder) and I. Shami[...]
Insectpreneur Series: Interview with Skye Blackburn of Bug Shop
This month we are heading Downunder to meet a fellow bug lover who also has a successful online business. Skye Blackburn, also known as Butterfly Skye,  started out with a love for bugs which then developed into a thriving business. A great success story we can all learn from, she now supplies bugs to 15 restaurants in Sydney too. She has been featured all over the internet, and you can check out a lot of those articles here. And now on with the interview…   What sparked your interest in Edible Insects? Since I was a small child I have[...]
Insectpreneur Series: Interview with Dr Aaron T. Dossey of All Things Bugs LLC
In this month’s edition of our Insectpreneur Series we have another great interview lined up with Dr Aaron T. Dossey of All Things Bugs LLC! Dr. Dossey and his team are creating some of the highest quality Finely Milled Whole Cricket Powder in the industry, and at a large scale. And as we all know, cricket powder is one of the most useful and versatile ingredients in the edible insect food range. So without any further ado, let’s dive into the interview with Dr. Dossey!   What sparked your interest in insect based protein alternatives? I’ve always been fascinated by insects. I’m[...]
Insectpreneurs Series: Anne & Damien Huysmans of Green Kow
Note: This post was translated from French, so please forgive any inconsistencies. This month we have another exciting interview with a successful insectpreneurs: Damien & Anne Huysmans of Green Kow in Belgium. Not only is it great to hear the details of how these entrepreneurs get started in the industry, their struggles, first wins and advice. But it is also great to see a company that has managed to enter the mainstream with their edible insect products – Green Kow have their products on the shelves at a major Belgian supermarket chain. So jump right in and see how it[...]