#28 – Here & There: Starting a Jerky Company On Both Sides of the Pond

What’s it like to start an artisanal beef jerky in the United States a decade ago? What’s it like to start a similar company in the United Kingdom today? I talk with two driven entrepreneurs who are making waves in the “protein snack” industry on both sides of the pond.

David Koretz, CEO of SlantShack – based in NYC, talks about the unusual start of his company a decade ago, when the US artisan food scene was in its nascent stages and SlantShack made a big splash. He talks about how the company has evolved since then, the nimbleness involved to stay true to their original vision, and some of the challenges faced today.

Photo by Georgia Rudd

Jack Mayhew, co-founder of Ember Snacks – based in London, describes why he and his brother Harry were inspired to start their business, how they’ve had help and struggles along the way, and why their one-year-old brand is in it for the long haul.

Let me know if you enjoy this kind of episode where I combine a couple of different interview on a similar topic! I always love to hear from you – @qkatie on Twitter and Instagram, @keepitquirkypodcast on Instagram.

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