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The Only Bean

Kristine Yang 98 Views

We are planning to launch a new product line of Crunchy Roasted Edamame Beans and we are very excited to enter the snacking category with a better-for-you alternative that people can enjoy on the go. Our protein-packed super snacks will be the perfect alternative to satisfy your snack cravings and keep you energized throughout the day. There are a few similar bean snacks on the market but what makes us different is our flavor and texture. Our beans are dry roasted (never fried) and carefully seasoned to perfection. The roadblocks we currently face is finding capital to successfully launch this new product line. With the extra help, we can print packaging and create our first batch of product to test in the market.


Our vision is to inspire a healthier lifestyle through better-for-you alternatives that can be enjoyed by everyone. Beans are one of the best sources of protein and one of the most sustainable crops. They provide 15x more protein per acre than land set aside for meat production and it’s one of the only plants that enrich soil during its growing process. Our products help people who are celiac, vegan, diabetic, have certain diet restrictions, or simply looking for a healthier lifestyle.

What I Will Do With $5,000

We will spend $2000 on printing plates for our snack packaging and $3000 to help fund our first order.

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About Kristine Yang

My name is Kristine and I am one of cofounders of The Only Bean. I'm originally from China and moved to Battle Creek, Michigan when I was 10. My parents are both food scientists and I grew up surrounded by innovative food ideas. I studied business and marketing at Michigan State and spent my early years after graduation working in retail and getting my MBA. In 2017, I decided to combine my experience in business and curiosity for food products to create The Only Bean.

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