Kara Goldin is the Founder of Hint Inc., a beverage company most known for Hint Water, an award-winning unsweetened water with hints of fruit. Kara has been named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune's Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. She is an active speaker, writer, and host of her podcast, The Kara Goldin Show, where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs, and other disruptors across various industries. Kara is the author of the best-selling book, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters.
Entrepreneurs rise when they identify a problem and create a solution others claim is beneficial. But the most successful business leaders rise to the top because of their passion — which is vital in the industry. Emerging entrepreneurs may encounter opposition when starting their business venture. Passion plays the role of keeping entrepreneurs focused on their goals and finding the right people to bring along on their journey.
Business leader Kara Goldin encountered her share of naysayers when she began her career as an entrepreneur. Although she had discovered a gap in the market for her product, she found it difficult to find supporters to help kick-start her company. While the skeptics could have dismantled her goals, her passion kept her dedicated to her mission. Eventually, she found the right people who believed in her product — and her company is flourishing. Her story inspires fellow entrepreneurs who are overcoming their own challenges.
In this episode of the CPG Troublemakers, host Aalap Shah welcomes Kara Goldin, Founder of Hint Inc., to discuss overcoming doubts and doubters. Kara discusses her path to entrepreneurship, the inspiration for Hint, and how she turned naysayers into partners and consumers. Kara also imparts her advice to emerging entrepreneurs.