The Plantbased Business Hour

Awesome Vegans Influencer Series

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Tune in to hear from venture capitalists, CEOs, inventors, analysts, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and even leaders in the traditional meat and dairy spaces who are launching new initiatives as they look towards progress and profitable new product lines.

The Plantbased Business Hour airs LIVE on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1p PT on the Elysabeth Alfano LinkedIn Live Page and the JaneUnChained News Network FB Live Page.  In addition, all video episodes are below. Please subscribe to the podcast.  Every Friday, I also break down the top headlines in the Plantbased Business Minute.

Plantbased Business represents big money. Plant-based Business also represents big opportunity as it is the big solution. And we need just that. We need large-scale food supply solutions for our health, our economy and the health of the planet.

The Plantbased Business Hour is the best way to keep your finger on the pulse of the dynamic, impact-oriented, money-making, plant-based business world!

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Below are business interviews on my sister interview show, Awesome Vegans Influencer Series, that inspired me to start the Plant-based Business Hour.

2020: David Yeung on Green Monday, Green Common, Omnipork and China’s Growing Interest in Plant-based. For the audio podcast, click here.

2020: Jim Richards of Milkadamia on regenerative farming and the end of dairy. For the audio podcast, click here.

2020: Shark Tank’s Mrs. Goldfarb from UnReal Deli. For the audio podcast, click here.

2019: Reporting Live from the Good Food Institute Annual Summit. For the audio podcast, click here.

2019: Plant Power Ventures and Veggie Grill Co-Founder, T.K. Pillan, on Predictions for a Plant-based Economy. For the audio podcast, click here.

2019: Founders of Chicago Vegan Foods and Dandies Marshmallows, Dan Ziegler and Ryan Howard on vegan marshmallows.  Plus, Marketing Director Dan Reed gives a tour of the factory.  For the audio podcast, click here.

2019: Ryan Bethencourt of Wild Earth Pet Food on the plant-based tech space. For the audio podcast, click here.

2019: CEO of Greenleaf Foods (Lightlife and Field Roast), Dan Curtin on Celebrating 40 Years of Lightlife. For the audio podcast, click here.

2019: Josh Tetrick of Eat JUST Distributing Plant-based Eggs Around the World. For the audio podcast, click here.

2019: Seth Tibbott of Tofurky and the History of Plant-based Foods. For the audio podcast, click here.

2018: Good Food Institute’s Director of Innovation, Brad Barbera. For the audio podcast, click here.

2018: Aidan Altman and Andrew McClure are intent on making animal butter obsolete with Faba Butter and ForA Foods! For the audio podcast, click here.

2018: Ethan Brown Launches Beyond Sausage (in my kitchen). For the audio podcast, click here.

2018: Upton’s Natural Founder Daniel Stackmann and VP Nicole Sopko on the Vegan Economy. For the audio podcast, click here.

2017: Citibank Exec Phillip Wollen on the Mathematical Imperative for Going Vegan. For the audio podcast, click here.

In addition to the Plantbased Business Hour, a series in my overall Awesome Vegan Influencer Series podcast, I continue with my weekly radio show. The Elysabeth Alfano Show airs every Sunday 4p ET live on the WCGO-Chicago,, The Smart Talk Radio Network, The JaneUnChained News Network, Vegan Magazine and Alexa. To hear more of The Elysabeth Alfano Show, click here.

And please, help me make the first and only syndicated plant-based radio show in the nation a huge success! Tell YOUR local station to pick up The Elysabeth Alfano Show, available across the nation through the Smart Talk Radio Network or by contacting me at Elysabeth at

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Thank you, also, to VegFund for supporting this podcast! In addition to my weekly Sunday radio show (4p ET on WCGO) you can catch me live on WGN Radio, WCPT Radio, WLS Radio and periodically on WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, iHeart Radio, Good Morning LALALand, Bagels Over Broadway, Splash Magazine Worldwide and NPR’s KCRW as a plant-based expert.

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