Business Over Beer Episode 65 with Michael Pan, Founder of Pan’s Mushroom Jerky
On this episode of Business Over Beer, Michael Pan, founder of Pan’s Mushroom Jerky, joins us fresh of his appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank TV show. A former engineer for Motorola, and the product guy for a tech start up, Michael dipped his toe into different types of entrepreneurship before going all in on Pan’s Mushroom Jerky in 2018.
During a trip to Malaysia to connect with his roots, Michael’s cousin served him a mushroom snack that he had been making for friends, family and selling locally. After that trip, feeling blown away by the product, and now having this family story that he felt connected to, combined with a feeling of wanting to do something new professionally, Michael knew he wanted to get mushroom jerky out to the rest of the world.
How does it taste? Well, we pair three Pan’s Mushroom Jerky flavors with different types of craft beer.