It all started with a belief that improving gut health could be a delicious and sustainable endeavour. Now five years later after being the first kombucha company in Alberta, True Büch Kombucha has been named on the Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies. This is the first time a kombucha company has made the ranking, and no Albertan company has made the ranking since 2016 (shout out to the many other awesome Albertan companies joining us on the ranking this year).
Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked True Büch Kombucha No. 50 on the 2019 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies. Serving as a companion list to the longstanding Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies and produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Startup 50 ranks younger companies on two-year revenue growth. Startup 50 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com.
“The 2019 Startup 50 winners suggest the future of Canadian entrepreneurship is extremely bright. They have brought new offerings to market, created indelible brands and disrupted established business models—all in an extremely short period of time,” says Beth Fraser, Startup 50 and Growth 500 program manager. “Any aspiring entrepreneur should look to their stories for inspiration.”
“We are honoured to be named as one of 50 of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies, it’s an incredible milestone for us and our team,” says Conrad Ferrel, CEO and Co-Founder, “we started brewing in a shared commercial kitchen only five years ago and never expected the rapid growth we have experienced without having to compromise on our commitment to giving back and sustainable business practices.”
True Büch Kombucha was founded in 2014 during an economic downturn, by a husband and wife, Louisa and Conrad Ferrel. Their commitment to a high-quality product with locally sourced ingredients have proven that improving gut health can be a delicious, successful, and sustainable endeavour. The company has refused to cut corners while giving back to organizations that empower youth, save animals and protect the planet. As the first commercial kombucha brewery in Alberta, True Büch Kombucha has been the pioneers of a now growing industry with a community and planet first mindset.
True Büch Kombucha has also been named as a finalist in three categories in the Calgary Chamber Small Business Calgary Awards: ATB Small Business of the Year, Social Entrepreneurship Award, and KPMG People’s Choice Award. Co-Founders and husband and wife, Louisa and Conrad Ferrel, have also been named as finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Prairies. True Büch Kombucha is the only kombucha finalist in the Made in Alberta Awards, presented by Avenue Magazine.
About the Startup 50
Ranking Canada’s Top New Growth Companies by two-year revenue growth, the Startup 50 profiles the fastest-growing startups in the country. It is a companion list to the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, which has, for over 30 years, been Canada’s most respected and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Both the Startup 50 and Growth 500 are published in a special issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking visit Growth500.ca or CanadianBusiness.com.
About Canadian Business
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