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When Millennials Take Over by Jamie Notter, Maddie Grant

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6. Fast

In their last semester at the University of California Berkeley, Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez learned that it was possible to grow gourmet mushrooms using discarded coffee grounds. This was a relatively obscure fact, presented in their business ethics class during a discussion about sustainability, and given their career trajectories it probably should have remained irrelevant to them. Arora and Velez were business majors, and they had already lined up good jobs for themselves, Nikhil in consulting and Alejandro in investment banking in New York. Given the economy in 2010, those job offers were nothing to sneeze at, but for some reason the idea of turning waste into fresh, local food captured their attention. They went online ...

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