Start Right Foods

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: Re-Plant | Status: Replant

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What is Start Right Foods?

Fueling your morning with complete protein can help kickstart a healthy day. From decreasing unhealthy snacking to preventing body fat accumulation over 12 weeks, studies that included Start Right Waffles™ as part of a protein rich breakfast show that protein has the power to transform your diet. Our healthy and delicious waffles are packed with complete egg and dairy proteins and contain the necessary fiber, fruits, and vegetables to form a well-rounded breakfast. They’re not just delicious, they’re gluten-free, and have no added sugar. Make sure to choose Start Right™ every morning to tap the true power of protein!

Company Leadership

Kyle Rood


Kyle earned his degree in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011, and holds a Masters Degree in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Kyle has a background in bioengineering and has been working in the startup world for the past several years, co-founding Talariant, a 2014 Arch Grants Recipient company.

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Clint Matthews

Chief Executive Officer

Clint earned his degree in Atmospheric Science from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005, and holds a MBA from University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Business. Clint is a natural entrepreneur and business developer with a background in retail sales.

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