216: Partake Foods Founder Denise Woodard Was Rejected by 86 Investors Before Getting A Yes From Jay-Z (REWIND)

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216: Partake Foods Founder Denise Woodard Was Rejected by 86 Investors Before Getting A Yes From Jay-Z (REWIND)

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If you’ve watched the “Entrepreneur” video by Pharrell & Jay-Z, then you may recognize Denise Woodard’s face. That’s because her story of being rejected by 86 investors before getting that one yes from Jay-Z is highlighted in the video. Well, we actually spoke to Denise last year as she was embarking on this process.

So it made my heart swell with pride to see this Side Hustle Pro alum thriving and scaling her business. 

Denise has always had her hands on a winning idea. Partake Foods provides meals and snacks that are delicious, safe, and nutritious for conscious eaters. They are free of gluten, the top 8 allergens, and artificial ingredients. What started as a way for this concerned mom to give her daughter snacks that would not trigger her allergies, has evolved into a brand that’s sold in major retailers. 

In this rewind episode of Side Hustle Pro, meet Denise, the founder behind this amazing brand, and hear:

  • Why she’s so passionate about gluten and allergen-free food and how she actually got started
  • How she, a non-baker, was able to start a cookie and snack brand
  • The pivotal point when she made the decision to leave Coke to pursue Partake full time, and so much more

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Nicaila Matthews-Okome

Hi! I’m Nicaila, the Creator and Host of the Side Hustle Pro Podcast. I started Side Hustle Pro when I was a side hustler myself. I was a digital marketer at NPR by day, side hustler by night. Through the powerful stories shared on this show and the courage to launch my own initiatives, I was able to quit my own job and go full time with Side Hustle Pro.

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