In the late 1980s, Curt Jones was working in a Kentucky lab, using liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze animal feed. He wondered if he could re-invigorate his favorite dessert by pouring droplets of ice cream into a vat of liquid nitrogen and – voila! – out came cold and creamy pellets that he soon branded Dippin' Dots. The novelty treat spread to fairs, stadiums and shopping malls, and eventually grew into a multi-million dollar brand. But a few years ago, Curt was forced to walk away after the company was hit with debt, recession and a punishing lawsuit. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," how Nadine Habayeb hopes to popularize puffed water lily seeds from India with her snack brand Bohana.
Season 1 | Episode 2: Recorded live from Base 110 on Lexington Entrepreneurship Day (LED), Curt Jones the founder of Dippin' Dots discusses how he started his company and how Pearse Lyons, the founder of Alltech, both encouraged and influenced him to follow his passions. LED is designed to celebrate, support, and learn from some of the greatest entrepreneurs. The events offered throughout LED promote the local Startup Ecosystem and the players who work hard to make sure Kentucky becomes an even better place to innovate. --- Send in a voice message:
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