Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Co-Founder & CEO
Ben Goodwin co-founded OLIPOP in 2018, alongside business partner David Lester. Ben, who forwent an environmental science degree in favor of his entrepreneurial spirit, has a passion for health and wellness that stems from personal experience. Ben has a deep curiosity about nutrition's effect on physical and mental health, making him a relentless scholar of the human microbiome and ways to leverage it for overall wellness. Ben has now been an entrepreneur and product developer in the digestive beverage field for more than a decade, striving to create drinks that optimize for both taste and digestive health benefits. This knowledge and experience then became the basis for Ben’s 18 months of research and development for the creation of a prebiotic sparkling beverage now known as OLIPOP.