ABOUT LINH TRAN:
FOUNDER & CHIEF EVERYTHING OFFICER, X.O.I
– XOI brings skincare and beauty innovation through its edible and topical products using Gac Fruit as the main ingredient. Dubbed “the fruit from heaven”, Gac Fruit is a rare and strong antioxidant powerhouse and a traditional skin-healthy ingredient from Vietnamese herbal medicine. XOI is committed to empowering ethnic minority farmers in Vietnam who harvest Gac Fruit.
– Raised over $60,000 of seed investment from Brown University and from Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign
– Recipient of the Royce Fellowship, the Social Innovation Fellowship and Embark Fellowship from Brown University
– Developed and executed growth strategy, fundraising strategy, and other operational aspects.
– Grew XOI to be a regional brand in 12 months. Major retail clients include Whole Foods Markets and Amazon.
– Incubators participated include: Babson WIN Lab 2017, Cultivate Small Business 2017.