Louise Palmer-Masterton

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How I Launched an Award-Winning Vegan Restaurant, and How You Can Too

Louise Palmer-Masterton is the founder of Stem + Glory, a vegan restaurant chain with two sites in Cambridge, England, and a brand new flagship store which is now open  in central London. She is an expert in launching new businesses and in crowdfunding, with experience of founding a wide range of startups including a digital arts and multimedia company and one of the most recognised yoga brands in the UK, CAMYOGA.


Rich Kelleman – CEO Bond Pet Foods

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Rich Kelleman – Pet Food: The Paradox of Meat

The issue of sustainability in pet food is enormous and one that is not yet addressed anywhere close to as much as is imperative. The number of pet dogs across the planet has been estimated at 900 million, so let that sink in for a second, then understand that the pet food industry creates unfathomable sustainability issues and needs to be disrupted just as much as human food.


Kim Barnouin – author of skinny bitch

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Skinny Bitch: Why Now is the Right Time to Start a Vegan Business

Skinny Bitch, for those who aren’t already aware of the diet craze from last decade, is a diet book written by former modelling agent Rory Freedman and former model Kim Barnouin. The book, which advocates a purely plant-based diet and includes sections on factory farming and animal cruelty, was a phenomenal hit especially in the UK and in Canada, after Victoria Beckham was pictured carrying a copy.


Jayce Reese

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Jacy Reese – Author of The End of Animal Farming

Jacy Reese

Jacy Reese is a writer, social scientist, and co-founder of the Sentience Institute. He has previously worked as a senior fellow at Sentience Politics, and as Chair of the board of directors for Animal Charity Evaluators. His work focuses on anti-speciesism, cellular agriculture, and on educating about factory farming. In 2017 Reece was recognized as one of Vice’s Humans of the Year.


Paul Shapiro Headshot

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[Business Insiders] Washington Post Bestselling Author Paul Shapiro about Clean Meat

For the next installment of our Expert Opinion section we are delighted to present a guest post from Paul Shapiro, author of the Washington Post bestselling book Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, experienced TEDx speaker, co-host of the Business for Good Podcast, and well-known advocate for animal rights and food sustainability.


Jacob's Ridge

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[Business Insiders] Julian Nicholson – Fundraising at a Grass-roots Level

Financing is something that plays a part in all of our lives in some form, whether it’s for the individual, funding for small business, or investment strategy for larger firms and corporations. Vegan businesses must also strategise financially, however with vegan organisations the funding is usually sourced ethically and from different avenues to mainstream business.