- Logan Rae, 22; Kimberly Hruda, 29
South Florida college students Kimberly Hruda and Logan Rae realized that they shared a love for cooking and an entrepreneurial spirit. After Rae had created a bouquet made of pieces of bacon that resembled roses, she realized she had stumbled onto a creative new business concept. She joined forces with Hruda, and Bacon Boxes was launched in 2015. One year later, the company relocated to an industrial kitchen in Boca Raton, developing a menu of the creative, savory treats. Bacon Box's signature Bacon Roses are crafted using high-quality ingredients that are free of hormones, steroids, and antibiotics. Boxes ship nationwide and come in an assortment of flavors.
Nominated by the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship at Florida Atlantic University, Bacon Boxes was founded in 2015 and follows a direct sales model. The company is run as an e-commerce-based business with additional channels, subscription boxes, and pairing events. Hruda and Rae made initial investments, and since then the company has bootstrapped. The company is currently seeking investment funding to further its product line and to expand its distribution facility. Bacon Boxes has been featured by such major news and media outlets such as CBS12, Fox News, ABC7, Good Morning America, and Yahoo.
Note: All data as of 1/31/17