The Career Expert
Entrepreneur and cancer survivor Loren Brill is one tough cookie.
Loren Brill is a 31-year old, New York City-based food entrepreneur and healthy lifestyle advocate. She is the Founder & CEO of Sweet Loren’s, a cookie company founded on the promise of delicious taste and the goodness of whole food ingredients. In her early twenties, Loren was faced with and overcame cancer, which was ultimately the catalyst for the creation of Sweet Loren’s – with the goal of providing wholesomely delicious treats and ingredients you can feel good about eating. Shortly following the start of the company, Loren won The Next BIG Small Brand for Culinary Genius and People’s Choice Award, 2011. She was chosen as Marie Claire’s Top Entrepreneur in the Women on Top Awards, 2012. Additionally, Loren has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, Rachael Ray Magazine, Vanity Fair and recently asked to appear in a Microsoft commercial for use of their products in small businesses.
Loren is a food blogger for The Huffington Post and a contributor to AOL’s Kitchen Daily. She is a graduate of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. Loren is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and tri-athlete. She completed the Master Class in Cooking at The New School and studied with The Natural Gourmet Institute.
Loren is committed to creating leading natural products, supporting entrepreneurs, and inspiring people to lead healthy, balanced lifestyles.
How did you approach friends and family?
How did you find your angel investors?
How do you deal with the countless ‘no’s and harsh critiques?
How do you decide how much money to ask for?
How do you start your day?
How has your concept evolved since the company’s start?
What do you do to live a balanced life?
What do you think makes people want to invest in a company?
What do you wish you had known before starting the fundraising process?
What is the most important lesson that you have learned in this business?
What is your fundraising process?
When did you know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?