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DSI Alum Meryl Natow Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Originally posted on forbes.com

From an initial screening list of more than 15,000 of the best of the best, the 600 women and men featured in the Forbes fifth annual 30 Under 30 are America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars. Name a business sector, social issue or essential institution, they are taking it on and changing the rules of the game – or creating entirely new playbooks.

Making the 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list, Six Foods started by DSI Alum Meryl Natow along with cofounders Rose Wang and Laura D’Asaro, markets insects as the future of food. Six Foods (“because six legs are better than four”), came into fruition while the three were undergrads working at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Today, Six Foods has raised more than $70,000 on Kickstarter to produce and ship out their first batch of Chirps, cricket flour chips, which has been distributed to Whole Foods and a number of specialty stores in the Boston area.

Meryl hopes Chirps will join other cricket snacks on the market, including Exo protein bars and Bitty cookies, in convincing Americans to seek out insect protein as an alternative to meat.

To learn more about Six Foods, and purchase Chirps go here.

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