Jordan Buckner and Isaac Lozano
Consumer Packaged Goods
The TeaSquares team is passionate about creating a snack that satisfies our demand for energy through real, whole foods. In a world flooded with artificial energy foods and drinks, TeaSquares infuses organic tea grown without the use of artificial ingredients or preservatives, in order to provide wholesome, nurturing energy. TeaSquares are one of the few snacks currently on the market that use naturally occurring caffeine from tea leaves to provide energy, in a way that traditional snacks do not.
The team manufactures TeaSquares in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, one of the most economically deprived communities in the city. They are currently working to hire young adults in the neighborhood to bring jobs, knowledge, and workforce skills to Englewood.
Jordan Buckner is a foodpreneur, and has worked in the food industry for 8 years. He holds an MBA from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. His goal is to create nutritious, good foods that improve communities.
Isaac Lozano is an MBA graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. At TeaSquares, he oversees marketing and sales and has helped them establish their branding, marketing, and overall business strategy within the Midwest and nationwide. Originally from East Chicago, he understands the importance of civic duty and his obligation to provide social equity by employing local inner-city youth at TeaSquares.
Adi Malik is a business & operations professional, having consulted with startups and fortune 500 companies on developing new business opportunities and strategic growth plans. Adi’s dual background in business and engineering leads him to examine complex, often ambiguous organizational issues through a quantitative lens.
Alex Stomp is a design strategist with experience in graphic and web design. Alex was an equity partner in an education startup where he designed and launched their website. Alex has also designed the current TeaSquares packaging and is currently designing the new website.