#133 How to Make and Scale Your Product with Jamie Valenti-Jordan, Catapult Commercialization Services Part 1

In this absolute gem of an episode of the Startup CPG Podcast, Daniel Scharff is joined by Jamie  Valenti-Jordan, CEO of Catapult Commercialization Services, with a focus on scaling products and supporting startups in the CPG industry.

Part 1 of this episode unveils Jamie's expertise in rapid product launch and expansion for emerging brands with revenue under $5 million. Drawing from his experience guiding operations at Hampton Creek, Jamie stresses the importance of collaboration within the startup community.

Gain valuable insights into the intricacies of new product launches, with Jamie advising a strategic approach starting from a basic recipe aligned with consumer preferences. He touches upon formulation development, emphasizing weight percentages and packaging considerations for long-term product integrity.

Jamie also explores the decision-making process between self-manufacturing and utilizing contract manufacturers, weighing the pros and cons based on preferences, skills, and resources. The profitability aspect is thoroughly addressed, highlighting the significance of cost coverage, profit-maximizing factors, and efficient production processes.

Don't miss the first part of this episode - Tune in now!

Listen in as Jamie shares about:

Determining the Gold Standard and Certification
Documentation for Quality and Scaling
Building a DIY Fluidized Bed Dryer
Recall and SOP (Standard Operating Process)
Sourcing Industrial Ingredients
Packaging Selection and Shelf Life
Networking and Professional Help
Common Problems in Product Manufacturing
Considerations for Self-Manufacturing vs. Contract Manufacturing
Cash Management and Inventory Planning

Episode Links:

Catapult Commercialization Services Website
Jamie’s LinkedIn

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Creators and Guests

Daniel Scharff
Daniel Scharff
Founder/CEO, Startup CPG
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