We are a startup social business that will donate profits to health research. We are developing an organic (USDA certified) powdered fruit and vegetable supplement that will provide people with a way to accessibly reach organic products and essential vitamins and minerals. We came up with the idea after realizing that we ourselves do not get enough vegetables in our daily diets despite our efforts. The supplement will be made in a USA facility that meets or exceeds FDA regulations.
We are looking for several Science Advisory Board members who have a background in nutrition, molecular biology, oncology or diet and food. The purpose of the science advisory board is to provide approval of the ingredients in the supplement and make any needed ingredient recommendations. Our product is designed mainly to provide nutritional value, but we strive to provide a secondary value of helping in the prevention and mitigation of chronic diseases (though we will not be advertising this second value).
The first month board members should expect giving up to 16 hours. Afterwards we anticipate no more than 4 hours per month. The first year will be relatively quiet as we attempt to build constituents and sell the product. Because of today’s mobile world, commitment can be fulfilled remotely via skype, email and phone. If you do live within the Twin Cities, MN region we would like to meet in person initially, otherwise over the phone, skype or email is acceptable. We would like to keep in contact quarterly.
Board Member Expectations:
- Provide approval and recommendations to our ingredients list (to include suggesting amounts of specific ingredients where needed).
- Assist in providing grant ideas for grant giving (late year 2 and year 3).
- Help in future product development (provide suggestions for ingredients and amount based on specific objectives)
You will have to sign a contract that includes a non-disclosure agreement
We will display your name, picture and short bio on our website on our Science Advisory Board page, with a link back to your facilities or professional web page.
The length of the board position is one year. We can touch base 3 months before your year term ends to see whether it is mutually agreeable for you to commit to another year term.
There are two founders who will be working to form the science advisory board. Our selection process will be based on your resume, experience and referrals (we would like at least 2 professional referrals, which will be needed after our initial contact with you).