Earlier this month, NOSH Live held its first-ever two day event in New York City — and with two days of speakers comes double the takeaways.
We’ve put together a gallery of 10 memorable quotes that we think will resonate with everyone from the emerging entrepreneur to the entrepreneurial-minded CEO.
Seth Goldman, Chairman, Beyond Meat; TeaEO, Honest Tea
“A CEO has to have credibility in managing those people. A CEO has to have done every job because you have to have the knowledge then you can delegate when you get to scale.”
Natasha Case, CEO and Co-Founder, Coolhaus
“As you grow, you have the right to be weirder. And remember, always keep a little bit if that initial ‘launch’ spirit alive.”
Max Kabat, Co-Founder and Head of Relationships, goodDog
“A product is only a thing, it’s innocuous. It’s not a lifestyle and it’s something that is probably easy for someone else to make, so why do you care about this and how do you show this to someone else and make them care, too?”
Rachel Drori, Founder and CEO, Daily Harvest
“Why wouldn’t you want to drink a salad that tastes like a milkshake?”
Peter Burns, President and CEO, ONE Brands
"As a CEO, I want to be visible in front of customers, in meetings, etc. Not to dictate, but to show people I understand and care."
Cheryl Clements, CEO and Founder, Pieshell
"The crowd is much more important than the actual funding."
William Liseman, President of Emerging Brands Unit, The Hershey Company
“We need to ban the word integration. It’s not about integration. We want to play the long game, which requires us to develop a strategic north star and not blink at the first signs of a struggle. All of this starts with the notion of cultivation.”
Janica Lane, Managing Director, Piper Jaffray
“Nine months later, it’s not always the case that you would still have management around after the deal and that you would still have a buyer happy. I don’t think that the ‘RXBar’ way is the best way for all of you to think about doing deals moving forward but they certainly figured out the ‘X’ factor here.”
Joel Clark, CEO, Kodiak Cakes
“Passion is key to building a strong identity and brand… Consumers want to know backstory and how authentic this brand is.”
Shazi Visram, Founder and ChairMom, Happy Family Brands
“People are becoming much more individually responsible for their health in a way that they never have been before. I think the brands that can offer solutions in a transparent way and in a clear way to those consumers are going to win.”