Doe-Anderson Offers Marketing Expertise to Louisville Start-up FreshFry
February 20, 2017
As a part of the pilot RevIt Marketing program, created by Greater Louisville Inc. and Nucleus and housed at iHub, Doe-Anderson offered expertise and strategic insights to FreshFry, which developed the FreshFry Pod to remove impurities and extend the life of frying oil for restaurants. The company is a LaunchIt graduate, Vogt Award winner, an EnterpriseCorp “HOT” company.
The three-hour session paired high-growth potential startups with marketing mentors to offer targeted advice. Mentors from Doe-Anderson included: Laura Proctor, Melanie Whitham, Beemal Patel and Monica Edwards.
The Closing Bell: FreshFry ramps up for growth
November 4, 2016
FreshFry is ramping up for growth.
What started with a single table and grandma’s sewing machine has morphed into a business that takes up thousands of square feet at 110 Central Ave., a warehouse space that it shares with Louisville-based dental supplies and lab equipment maker Whip Mix. There FreshFry makes its pods, which restaurants can use to keep the oil in their fryers clean and free of impurities.
“It’s getting everything out of there to make your food shine,” said Jeremiah Chapman, co-founder and CEO of FreshFry.
The Louisville manufacturing startup just started distributing its product through Louisville-based food wholesaler Creation Gardens, and the company is testing its product in various places around the United States and in Europe, including restaurants whose parent companies record billions in revenue annually, according to FreshFry.
This year, FreshFry has expanded its production capacity 25,000 percent (that is not a typo). Although it doesn’t run at full capacity, “we are talking to people who can fill that up in a snap,” Chapman said.
Announcing: 2016 Business of the Year finalists
October 20, 2016
Since 2005, this program has recognized local businesses that have had standout years. This year, we will honor 21 companies and nonprofits in six categories.The process began with our readers, who nominated worthy businesses and organizations. From there, Business First editors narrowed the list of finalists and sent those names to a panel of outside judges, who will determine winners in each category.
FreshFry was a finalist in the Emerging Companies category. Click below to hear more.
FreshFry entrepreneurs say Louisville is the best place for their budding company
January 26, 2016
FreshFry may be a company in its infancy with many things still to learn, but co-founders Jeremiah Chapman and Jacob Huff already know for sure that they never want to move their enterprise from Louisville.
The company, which was founded in 2014 and started delivering product to customers last year, was born from the mind of Chapman and incubated through many nights at the dinner table in the apartment he shared with Huff while the two were battling through the strenuous program at the University of Louisville’s JB Speed School of Engineering. It seems only fitting that a product designed to make food preparation more efficient saw its development over the dinner plate.
FreshFry’s innovation, a pod that helps to extend the life of frying oil by extracting impurities generated through the frying process, came from Chapman’s undergraduate interest in biodiesel and some allies in the campus dining halls.
Louisville grad gets 'under 30' Forbes honor
January 11, 2015
Chapman was among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30, a celebration of millennials who are out to change the world with innovations, energy and persistence.
In all, the 2015 honorees showcase 600 men and women under 30 years old from American manufacturing, the arts, music, consumer tech, education, healthcare, finance and marketing, among other categories.
"Those who grew up in the tech age see things differently. Their ambitions are way bigger — and perfectly suited to the dynamic, entrepreneurial and impatient digital world they grew up in," Forbes editors wrote of their fourth annual class.