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Isabelle Lam

Isabelle is a registered dietitian, and the co-founder of Remix Snacks. She started Remix back in 2018 during the last year of her undergraduate degree at McGill. Being in the food industry, she knew they could create healthier bean-based snack alternatives with upcycled ingredients, to reduce food waste.
Over the last 5 years, she’s grown their start-up from a school project, to airing on Dragons’ Den, to their snacks now being sold in over 600+ retailers across Canada.
Connect with Isabelle here…

 

Co-founder, Isabelle Lam

Tell us a little something about your business...

Remix Snacks is an Asian female, dietitian led company creating bean-based snacks with ingredients that reduce food waste. We’re on a mission to make beans fun and approachable- they’re such a delicious and nutritious ingredient, but people are often weary of them. At the same time, we reduce food waste by using upcycled ingredients. We offer 2 high protein, high fibre bean-based snacks lines: Bean Bark, a dark chocolate snack made with 70% dark chocolate, black beans, and upcycled fruit; and Beanies, a savoury snack puff made with mung beans and upcycled carrots. All our snacks are diet inclusive; they’re free from nuts, dairy, gluten and preservatives. Our products are also Plastic Neutral certified through the rePurpose Program to remove plastic waste from the environment.

When was your lightbulb moment?

I think the lightbulb moment was in one of our nutrition classes. We were learning about the abundance of food waste, and the amazing nutritional and environmental properties of beans, and realized that we could use one to help solve the other. All this combined with the upcoming startup competition at McGill University, where we were studying, was the perfect catalyst to put our idea into action.

What are your three words of advice?

Keep an open-mind and persevere- every challenge, obstacle, and person telling you ‘no’ is just another step to you becoming a stronger entrepreneur and building a better business.

Don’t let imposter syndrome stop you. Everybody is on a learning journey, and nobody has it all figured out, no matter what it seems like.

Work towards something meaningful for you, proudly talk about your business everywhere you go and network with other business owners, both new and experienced.

Three words of advice...

Open-minded, Perseverance, Passion

Isabelle is a registered dietitian, and the co-founder of Remix Snacks. She started Remix back in 2018 during the last year of her undergraduate degree at McGill. Being in the food industry, she knew they could create healthier bean-based snack alternatives with upcycled ingredients, to reduce food waste.
Over the last 5 years, she’s grown their start-up from a school project, to airing on Dragons’ Den, to their snacks now being sold in over 600+ retailers across Canada.
Connect with Isabelle here…

 

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