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INspired INsider Podcast

INspiredINsider Show with Dr. Jeremy Weisz features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, Ecommerce founders, & visionary leaders.

Leaders reveal deeply personal stories and explore the tough journey, big challenges, and mistakes that they overcame to achieve success.

You will find inspiring stories from: Founders of Atari, Baby Einstein, P90X, Einstein Bagels, Skymall, and many more.

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Jul 24, 2018

Today we have Dan Kurzrock who is the Co-Founder of ReGrained. ReGrained leverages technology and culinary science to transform beer waste into food. They call this edible upcycling. I was surprised to learn that only about 10% of the ingredients used to brew beer end up in your glass. ReGrained takes the spent grain waste from local brewery partners and they build recipes around it with other locally sourced ingredients to craft delicious, healthy, and inherently sustainable foods.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:05] Jeremy introduces his guest, Daniel Kurzrock.
  • [2:15] Daniel talks about how connecting with breweries to get their discarded grain.
  • [7:45] How has the process changed over the years?
  • [10:30] What has been the lowest point for Daniel and his business?
  • [11:30] Proud moments in business so far.
  • [14:00] How to connect with ReGrained.

In this episode…

How in the world can you use discarded grain from breweries for a new and edible purpose? That sounds crazy, right? It’s not! On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and grain upcycling expert, Daniel Kurzrock. In his conversation with Jeremy, Daniel opens up about how he connected with breweries to get their discarded grain, why the process has changed over the years, the lowest moment he’s faced on his journey, proud milestones, and more! You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to learn from Daniel’s innovative approach and compelling story!

Did you know that for the longest time many breweries would sell their discarded grain to farmers for animal feed? Then came along the brilliant mind of Daniel Kurzrock and his team at ReGrained who started tinkering with the options that discarded grain provides for human consumption. Since then, they’ve built a thriving business that capitalizes on this discarded grain and repurposes it for use in products like their Honey Cinnamon IPA Immune Supporting SuperGrain Bar. Doesn’t that sound delicious? It’s innovations like this that really highlight the amazing future that entrepreneurs like Daniel have the ability to lead us toward. What can you learn from the ReGrained story?

While the life of an entrepreneur is often glamorized, the truth is, it is full of highs and lows along the way. Some highs are enough to fuel leaders to keep going and some lows are jarring enough to make even the toughest leaders throw in the towel. According to Daniel Kurzrock, the lows where fairly minimal on his journey - the lowest point he could think of was ruining batches of upcycled grain which caused delays in fulfilling customers orders. As for the high point, Daniel points to a recent occurrence at an event where he realized how much trust he has in his team to engage the public and educate them on their amazing product line. Hearing from Daniel, you really get the sense that he is proud of ReGrained and what they’ve built - here is to many more years of success!

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