Meet Kate McAleer, winner of our 2016 Fellows Program Pitch Competition and founder of Bixby & Co.

Bixby & Co. is…

An award-winning craft confectionery manufacturing company located in Rockland, Maine. Producing a line of better-for-you candy bars—Bixby Bars—are packed with 3-5 times more protein and fiber than regular candy bars. Indulge. Satisfy. Energize!

I started my business because…

As a member of NYU’s inaugural women’s varsity golf team, I often combed snack aisles in search of a healthy candy bar made with clean ingredients. It was a futile quest until the idea of reinventing the candy bar came to mind. Eventually, Bixby & Co. was born.

Ways my company is unique…

We are a family company dedicated to producing the highest quality products, made with a conscience.

Mantra I live by…

Embrace your full potential and make a difference.

Women entrepreneurs are…

Changing the boundaries of what business is, can and should be.

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