SVN Innovation Entrepreneurs

SVN's Innovation Entrepreneurs program identifies and supports diverse, innovative, and high-impact leaders of for-profit enterprises and nonprofit organizations. 

SVN’s Innovation Entrepreneurs Program focuses on identifying women entrepreneurs, young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color who are leveraging business for the greater good. Reflecting SVN’s mission and vision, Innovation Entrepreneurs receive complimentary registration to an SVN national conference (Spring or Fall) as well as complimentary members or affiliate status for one year in our network.

Become an Innovation Entrepreneur


Sara AndrewsSara Andrews

Founder & CEO, Bumbleroot Foods

Bumbleroot dreams up and creates delicious and healthy food and beverages featuring unique and sustainably-sourced ingredients from around the world in the most eco-friendly packaging available.

@bumblerootfoods


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Co-Founders, Mission Heirloom

Mission Heirloom is getting people excited about an entirely different kind of food chain that is mutually beneficial to everyone and everything involved. They believe changing our food system starts with your first delicious bite and ends with expanding your mind.

@MissionHeirloom


Karen BevelsKaren Bevels

President, Karen Bevels Custom Catering

Karen Bevels Custom Catering offers sustainable cuisine, locally sourced. They practice wellness in all of their offerings by making meals from scratch, implementing healthy food combining practices, and providing a seamless dining experience.


Rose BroomeRose Broome

Founder and CEO, HandUP

HandUp is a direct donation system for homeless people and others in need in your neighborhood. With HandUp, you can donate to a specific person via their web profile or SMS, learn about their story and needs, and hear updates on their progress. Empowerment and financial literacy are baked in.

@Rosical


Oliver DameronOliver Dameron

Co-Founder, Mission Cheese & Maker’s Common

Mission Cheese supports and promotes cheeses from small-batch, artisanal cheesemakers across America. They have carried over 400 cheeses from more than 150 different creameries. The American artisan cheese industry relies on small retailers like Mission Cheese to stay in business, as chain stores are unable to effectively sell these products.

@MissionCheese


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Jessika Tantisook Jared Oakes Alana Kambury 

CEO, COO and CSO

Starvation Alley




Starvation Alley was founded by farmers to support farmers. As the first organic cranberry growers in Washington State, they buy their fruit at a premium over commodity pricing and make delicious, healthful products. They hope to use cranberries as a vehicle to change how the commodity market prioritizes farmers, while educating eaters along the way!

@StarvationAlley


Kat NouriKat Nouri

CEO, stasher Inc.

Made of 100% pure platinum silicone, stasher offers all of the ease and convenience of plastic bags, without any of the negative consequences. Unlike other bags, they contain no PVC, no latex, no fillers or byproducts. It’s time to rethink plastic -- stasher is good for people and the planet.

@StasherBag


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Founder & CEO, The Town Kitchen

The Town Kitchen is a community-driven food business that empowers and employs youth. They source, craft, and deliver locally sourced lunch through a community of growers, food makers, chefs and youth.

@Sabrina_mutu


Adam RosendahlAdam Rosendahl

Founder, Late Nite Art

The mission of Late Nite Art is to build a more creative and connected world using experiential, arts-based learning programs. Late Nite Art partners with business leaders, government, and schools to build bridges.

@Adam_Rosendahl


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Founder, Shea Yeleen Health & Beauty

Shea Yeleen International is a unique social enterprise that includes a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a commercial entity that sells high ­quality, unrefined shea butter  products. Their mission is to promote sustainable  economic development in rural sub­ Saharan Africa,  empower and train women ­owned shea butter  cooperatives, and educate consumers in the U.S. about  natural beauty care products and fair trade.

@rahamatuwright