I'm writing to recommend Michael Atkins, co-founder of Meat N Nuts, for your incubator program. I write from my experience as a successful owner of a financial management firm for over twenty years. In the eight years I've known Michael, I've found him to possess consistently some of the most important traits needed to succeed in life: curiosity, integrity, high intelligence, passion, energy, diligence, personal discipline, compassion and sense of humor. At one time or another, I've seen him use each of these traits during the development of Meat N Nuts. If what you're looking for in an incubator participant is "likelihood of success," Michael Atkins is your man.
I'd like to recommend the founders of Meat N Nuts Jerky Trail Mix for the 2014 Food-X business incubator in NYC.
My background is in the startup world, founding and operating several San Francisco-based start-ups. I have had the pleasure of mentoring John, Michael and Tyler for the past year. Their project has evolved from concept to prototype as they figure out their market and customer.
The team's most recently accomplishment was a successful funding round on Kickstarter. Not only did they surpass their initial goal, but they also zeroed in on their product and brand messaging.
I believe a successful company is built with creativity, passion and dedication. These guys have it.