Paul Jarrett, CEO and cofounder of Bulu Box, a startup discovery ecommerce and sampling platform for health, nutrition and weight loss products, was named Pipeline's 2013 Innovator of the Year Award by the Pipeline entrepreneurial fellowship program.
The Pipeline Innovator of the Year Award recognizes a Midwest entrepreneur whose company provides solutions for helping deliver better services more reliably and profitably. Thirteen 2013 candidates pitched their companies to a V.I.P. panel of entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and other industry giants. Jarrett distinguished himself from the other twelve candidates with a pitch about his weight loss transformation using what he provides consumers through Bulu Box: vitamins, supplements, and products to complement a healthy and active lifestyle.
"I am unbelievably honored and grateful to have won Innovator of the Year," said Jarrett. "We strive to provide new products to our subscribers and improve their healthy lifestyle by connecting them with companies passionate about doing so. This award is an indication of our growing presence in the market."
As co-founder of Bulu Box, Jarrett focuses on health and nutrition oriented products that can lead to more active lifestyles and new discoveries for consumers. Jarrett and his team explore products from top brands to help consumers find what works best with their lifestyle. Since their start in 2012, Bulu Box has built a large community of subscribers, implemented a rewards points program, created ecommerce accessibility to full-sized products, and introduced sampling technology. With this success, Jarrett is working closely with advisors to ensure Bulu Box's sustained growth.
The Innovator of the Year Award is presented each year to an individual who has demonstrated leadership, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and success. This year's ceremony was held Jan. 23, 2014 at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City, Mo.