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PopsyCakes

PopsyCakes is a timely gourmet treat that everyone loves

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Deerfield Beach, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2008
  • Employees 6
  • Website popsycakes.com

Company Summary

PopsyCakes are the world’s first cupcakes on an a pretzel rod. It was developed by Jessica Cervantes, an under-privileged Cuban immigrant, as a high school project. She went on to win the National Entrepreneurship Award from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). With a seed grant from NFTE, we now have 30+ locations in NY and FL and a strong management team behind her. Even Dwyane Wade & Alonzo Mourning are customers.

Team

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    Jessica Cervantes
    Founder and Spokesperson

    Jessica is now a student at the University of Miami, managing both her business and studies. She is currently majoring in Biomedical Engineering but always makes time for our public relations work and gives input and guidance on her original mission.

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    Craig Edelman
    President

    Craig has a B.S. in finance from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduating, he assisted Fortune 500 companies in valuations for M&A activity. Craig later graduated with an MBA from Cornell University focused in Entrepreneurship and Brand Management. Upon graduation Craig began working for P&G, then Clorox, but left in 2003 to found his own company, HappyWares. He is a successful consumer products entrepreneur.

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    Marc Falcone
    VP of Operations and Business Development

    Marc has a long history of entrepreneurial achievement. Most recently, he served as COO of a premium chocolatier. He was VP of Business Development of WiredLogic, Inc for whom he was heavily involved in the companies re-branding as well as identifying and negotiating the company’s acquisition. He co-founded Dealer Information Solutions, which developed Chrysler’s used vehicle inventory management system. He adds great experience to the team.

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    Jeff Savino
    VP of Sales

    Jeff joined the company in June of 2011 and brings over 34 years of professional sales and marketing experience to the company. Jeff has extensive experience in small and Fortune 500 companies managing direct sales personnel and dealer reps in the domestic and international arena serving as Director of Sales and V.P. of Sales and Marketing primarily in the healthcare sector. Mr. Savino has also been involved in several startups.

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    Steve Cooperman
    Director

    Steve began his career as an entrepreneur over 35 years ago. Over half his life has been spent developing extensive experience in sales, distribution, marketing and manufacturing of various food products. His first company, S&C Distribution, generated over $15.5 million annually within 6 years of inception. Steve sold S&C Distribution Inc. in 1983. At 37, Steve partnered with the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream which began their national success.

Advisors

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    Stewart Merkin, Esq.
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Algae To Omega Inc.
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    The Law Office of Stewart Merkin
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    Mr. Steven Gara
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