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Fortune selects Boulder’s Kristy Lewis as top female entrepreneur

Via Times-Call : Popcorn has made it to the big time.

Fortune’s 2015 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs list features 10 individuals, and includes Boulder’s Kristy Lewis, the CEO and founder of Quinn Foods.

She’s the first food entrepreneur to make the Fortune list in four years.

It all started with her popcorn.

Her first product, Microwave Popcorn Reinvented, was introduced in 2011 with the world’s first patented chemical-free microwave popcorn bag. Early in 2015 Lewis launched her next product innovation, Farm-to-Bag Popcorn, which was the first snack with a transparent supply chain.

In four years Quinn Foods has gone from a business run from an attic to a national brand found in thousands of stores across the country.

“Innovation and transparency are the key ingredients to making real food mainstream,” said Kristy in a statement. “Knowing where your food comes from is fundamental, and it’s about time snack companies open up.”

With the Farm-to-Bag Popcorn, a customer can enter the batch number from the bag into a form on www.quinnpopcorn.com and see exactly where all the ingredients originated.

“It’s an incredible honor to be named one of Fortune’s most promising women entrepreneurs,” she said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with such a distinguished community of women leaders at the summit.”

Lewis and all the 2015 winners will be honored at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 12.

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