On April 3rd, U.C. Berkeley's FoodInno Club hosted a day-long "hackathon" where students came up with creative ideas for new House Kombucha flavors. The winning cohort (pictured at right) came up with "Goji Dragon," an Asian-themed elixir that combined white tea, goji berries, and dragon fruit. Delicious!
"I really enjoyed working with FoodInno," said House Kombucha CEO and Founder Rana Lehmer-Chang. "They did an excellent job synthesizing our company story and problem into clean, actionable objectives which were clearly communicated to the Hackathon participants. They put together a pre-tasting event and day-long Hackathon and both events were professional executed at every level. These young women surround themselves with top-notch advisors and are a true asset to their fellow students and community of food entrepreneurs. What a powerhouse of talented millenials!"
The top three teams were:
- First Place: Goji Dragon (Team DCK)
- Second Place: Cherry Dream (Team Kombucha Lab)
- Third Place: Blueberry Bliss (Team Bliss)
All winners received free cases of House Kombucha. The First Place winners will also receive a tour of House Kombucha's operation, and ongoing mentorship for their food innovation ideas. A special thanks to Hailey Zhou, Cindy Ma, Agnes Zhu, Victoria Jing and the FoodInno team for organizing this amazing event!
For more about the FoodInno Club, please visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/foodinno