Angie Bastian, entrepreneur, co-founder, and namesake of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, took a kernel of an idea and popped it into one of the fastest growing brands of natural popcorn. As a means for creating a college fund for their children, she and husband Dan founded their snack company in their Mankato, MN, garage in 2001. On her entrepreneurial journey from Main Street to main stage, Angie grew a garage popcorn business into a global snack food leader – from being the official kettle corn of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings to becoming an attractive private equity investment and eventually acquired by Conagra Brands.
Loved by fans as an empowered, spirited brand that represents authentic, real food, Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP delivers on the attributes of clean, transparent labeling and great taste experience. It is one of the fastest growing and most successful popcorn brands in the market today.
Angie has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, quoted in Forbes Magazine, and appeared on NPR’s How I Build This podcast and the Martha Stewart Show. Her products have been recognized and awarded by numerous national publications and media. She is passionate about giving back to the community and supports causes that empower people, including I am that Girl, Jeremiah Program, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Partners for Affordable Housing, Feeding our Communities Partners and Step2.