In this episode, we meet Skip Garrett, a serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder and CEO of FreshStax, a startup delivering healthy smoothie mixes and donating fresh produce with each sale. Listen to his story and path into the social entrepreneurship space and his articulate and eloquent advice for aspiring social entrepreneurs.
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Meet Skip Garrett
William “Skip” Garrett was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and was very active in church, sports and the community growing up. He attended college at the University of Alabamawhere he majored in Mechanical Engineering.
After graduating in 2010 he began working as a Systems Engineer for Boeing in Huntsville and then transitioned to a Operations Supervisor role with GE Aviation in Los Angeles in 2011. He also worked as an Operations Manager and Project Manager for Crane Co. before leaving Corporate America this August to pursue entrepreneurship full time.
He is now the CEO of FreshStax. FreshStax is a startup he founded that unites the community around solving the food desert problem in Los Angeles by delivering smoothies to people’s home, gym or office using a weekly subscription model and donating fresh produce to the underserved each time a delivery is made.
Skip also volunteers as a basketball coach and GED tutor at the Dream Center in Downtown Los Angeles and is also currently pursuing his MBA at Pepperdine University.
Here are a few articles mentioned in this episode.
- Article by Skip Garrett about how FreshStax started, “Eliminating Food Deserts, One Smoothie at a Time”
- FreshStax’s Indiegogo campaign
More About Amp Your Good
- Website: http://www.freshstax.com/
- Value Proposition: “Our mission is to make fresh produce accessible to everyone by delivering 5-Packs of premium, organic locally-sourced smoothie kits to our customers and donating fresh produce to the underserved each time we make a delivery. This mission will help eliminate food deserts in South Central Los Angeles and make healthy eating and living a reality for everyone.“