Jon Olinto is Co-Founder of One Mighty Mill, an emerging food start-up based on healthier and better tasting foods made from freshly-milled, sustainably-sourced wheat. With One Mighty Mill, Jon and his team are pioneering a resistance against America’s industrialization and demonization of wheat and flour. To truly make “wheat you can eat”, they are revitalizing local food systems and building healthy communities. And they're starting by making by making bagels, tortillas, and pretzels.
Prior to One Mighty Mill, Jon spent 14 years instigating the healthy fast-food movement in the United States. Alongside his business partner and childhood best friend, Jon co-founded B.GOOD, an innovative, healthy, fast-casual restaurant concept serving “food with roots” that is sustainably sourced and hand-prepared fresh in-house. Opening the first B.GOOD in Boston in 2004, the company now operates over 70 locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. While building B.GOOD, Jon's professional career was a truly complete entrepreneurial experience. He personally made and served thousands of burgers, salads and bowls, developed business plans, raised multiple rounds of capital, managed and operated restaurant and executive teams, and even restored a farm on an island in Boston Harbor (and brought the chickens over on the boat himself)!
B.GOOD's belief that food can positively transform communities inspired Jon to found B.GOOD's foundation in 2014. A registered 501(c)(3), the foundation has awarded over $170,000 in micro-grants to help individuals do good in their own neighborhoods.
Jon’s professional career started as a consultant at EMaven, a digital strategy consulting firm. After EMaven’s acquisition by Perot Systems Corporation, he spent a year working as a consultant in Perot’s management consulting division. Jon received his BA from Colby College where he was Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Baker Scholarship winner, and varsity basketball player.
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