Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.

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Elevate Your Brand with Dr. Shuting Hu of Acaderma

Dr. Shuting Hu is one of the youngest cosmetic scientists awarded by IFSCC (The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists). Dr. Shuting Hu was awarded the prestigious IFSCC Henry Maso Award for young cosmetic scientists in 2013, due to her contribution on the development of novel natural ingredients for skin health. Aiming to transfer her research into commercial value that can be appreciated by people in their daily lives, not only in publications, Dr. Hu declined faculty position offer from the university and established her own Research & Innovation center. In 2018, Dr. Hu was selected by Sephora Accelerate program as the first entrepreneur from Asia and developer her cosmeceutical brand, Acaderma. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:30:23 10/27/2020

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Sabrina Merage Naim is the Principal of Echo Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based venture capital fund focused on disruptive consumer packaged goods startups. ECHO combines decades of operational expertise with the dynamic insights of a young team, providing growth capital and strategic collaboration to elevate innovative companies in the consumer product space to a new level. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:31:57 10/20/2020
Torus Pet is a New Zealand based pet business focused on developing innovative solutions for pet hydration. Owned and operated by Danit and Nathan Lawrence, the range is based around the unique filtered Torus water bowl. Designed to give pet parents peace of mind that their loved pets have a source of fresh water all day, Torus is a growing brand in the USA and Europe. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:28:52 10/15/2020
Danielle is the CEO and co-founder of Coconut Cartel, a premium rum brand based in Miami, FL making waves in B-commerce (Booze-commerce; "quasi DTC" liquor brands). Growing up in Guatemala, she developed a passion and taste for the region's unique agricultural goods and premium exports. Danielle initially started the brand by importing fresh coconuts from Central America to Miami's hottest hotel beach resorts and restaurants, garnering the attention of celebrities such as Drake, Martha Stewart, Former Prince Harry...to name just a few. In 2018, Coconut Cartel's product line broke into the spirits category with the launch of a Guatemalan Aged sipping rum cut to "proof" with fresh, locally sourced coconut water. This nutty innovation in rum blending has converted seasoned rum and whiskey drinkers into raving Coconut Cartel fans across the US. Today, at 28 years old, Danielle is one of just a few young women leaders in the liquor industry and hopes to pave a path for more young women in booze. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:31:10 10/13/2020
Aaron Gailmor is the Founder and Chief Eats Officer of Brass Roots, a New Orleans-based healthy snack food brand pioneering the Sacha Inchi Seed (aka the Inca-Peanut) in the US. Aaron aims to help kids and adults through Sacha Inchi's nutrition and nut-substitute nature, while empowering kids from less fortunate backgrounds in New Orleans and Southeast Asia where the seed is grown. Aaron is also founder of the New Orleans Food & Beverage Group. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:31:21 10/6/2020
Gadiel Morantes is president at Early Growth. He works closely with early stage entrepreneurs and founders providing them with mentorship, guidance and outsourced accounting, finance, tax, controller & CFO level solutions for their organizations. He works with many of these organizations at different stages of their lifecycle from inception through exit. He is an accomplished executive with 20+ years of sales, marketing and operations experience. He has an ability to strategically build and maintain profitable business relationships with key corporate decision-makers establishing large-volume, high-profit accounts with excellent levels of retention and loyalty. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:30:30 9/29/2020
Harrison Fugman is the CEO and Cofounder of The Naked Market. Harrison was previously the Head of Credit Suisse's Venture Capital Coverage business. While at Credit Suisse, Harrison worked in the New York, Hong Kong & San Francisco offices with well-known corporates including; Wal-mart, 7-11, & Alibaba (to name a few). He was also part of the firm's fast track employee program becoming a Vice President at the age of 26. In his spare time, you can find Harrison running marathons with his father, trying to visit every country in the world (currently has visited 62), skiing in Whistler or in a group workout class (likely Barry's Bootcamp). Prior to Credit Suisse - Harrison attended McGill University (where he and Alex started their first successful business together) and was born in Vancouver, Canada. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:30:36 9/22/2020
Brittney Ogike is the Founder and CEO of BEAUTYBEEZ, the premier beauty retailer for women of color. BEAUTYBEEZ offers a 3300 sq ft North Hollywood flagship and e-commerce site that features a selection of over 200 brands within beauty, bath-and-body, skin essentials and haircare, including wigs and extensions. In addition to leading BEAUTYBEEZ, Brittney runs Prima Sports, a lifestyle management firm for professional athletes and is also the Board Chair of The Middleton Family Foundation?a privately held, family-run foundation that provides relief and support for underserved communities; primarily, communities of color. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:29:00 9/15/2020
Named one of Forbes 30 Under 30, Founder and CEO of CompartÚs, Jonathan Grahm, is known as one of the youngest and most prolific artisan chocolatiers in the country. He began at the age of 15, and driven by his passion, reinvigorated CompartÚs by the time he was 25. Despite no formal culinary or business training, he has grown CompartÚs, an LA tradition since 1950, into an international brand, producing small batches of over 200 different?and often unexpected?flavors all by hand in his Los Angeles chocolate kitchens and shop. Jonathan's edible works of art have also been featured in the Smithsonian Museum. Learn more here: compartes.com and @compartes. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:31:13 9/10/2020
Founder of Wilde brands who made an impossible snack possible through relentless innovation and never taking no for an answer. Serial entrepreneur who failed at his first company, Feed Granola but learned the importance of having a differentiated product and applied that to his next adventure, Wilde Chips. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:30:22 9/8/2020
Tulani Elisa is the VP of Social Media at FOX Entertainment. She's worked in the digital space for 10+ years across sectors. She has a passion for diverse and impactful strategies that speak to the times and help take brands to the next level. Laurel Mintz, founder and CEO of award-winning marketing agency Elevate My Brand, explores some of the most exciting new and growing brands in Los Angeles and the US at large. Each week, the Elevate Your Brand podcast features an entrepreneurial special guest to discuss the past, present and future of their brand.
00:30:44 9/3/2020

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