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The 5th Ingredient
The 5th Ingredient + LEARN Academy
02-Apr-2020, The 5th Ingredient
Learn more about The 5th Ingredient and internship opportunities through LEARN Academy!
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Tacos and Tech Podcast
40 - Pulkit Agrawal - Co-Founder & CEO of The 5th Ingredient
03-Mar-2020, Tacos and Tech Podcast
Pulkit Agrawal is the CEO and Co-Founder of The 5th Ingredient, a software startup that has developed a platform that breweries can use to track their data from grain to glass. Listen in to hear how Pulkit went from starting his career at Ballast Point to founding The 5th Ingredient, and get the scoop on his favorite local tacos.
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San Diego Business Journal
Co. Elevates Its Game to Better Serve Brewers' Needs
28-Oct-2019, San Diego Business Journal
5th Ingredient Hopes to Gain Exposure at Upcoming Quick Pitch. Co. Elevates Its Game to Better Serve Brewers' Needs.
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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Agrawal’s startup celebrates second anniversary
23-Oct-2019, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The 5th Ingredient, a startup launched by Pulkit K. Agrawal, S.B. ’15 (mechanical engineering), recently celebrated its second anniversary.
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Craft Brewing Business
Beer30 keeps refining its cost analysis features for craft breweries
21-Oct-2019, Craft Brewing Business
One problem craft breweries had before these boom years was not having enough software solutions scaled to meet their specific needs. That has since changed, with a ton of solutions large and small out there to make life a bit easier. The 5th Ingredient developed one of our favorites in Beer30, a cloud-based, B2B software that empowers breweries to track and analyze over 300 data points from grain-to-glass.
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San Diego Union Tribune
These 10 startups will compete in San Diego’s biggest annual pitch event
02-Oct-2019, San Diego Union Tribune
Over 300 local startups applied to compete in San Diego’s most popular pitch competition, but only 10 finalists will end up on stage later this month. This week, the event’s organizers have announced the chosen few. The 10 finalists include a mix of life science and tech startups, including two companies recently profiled by the Union-Tribune: sports technology app Stact and brewery software The 5th Ingredient (full list below).
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San Diego Business Journal
Tech Coast Angels Names Quick Pitch Finalists
29-Sep-2019, San Diego Business Journal
Tech Coast Angels picked 10 finalists for its John G. Watson Quick Pitch Competition. The annual event brings together promising San Diego startups to compete, with the top three winning a combined $75,000 in cash.
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The 5th Ingredient
October 17, 2019 is the 2-year Anniversary for The 5th Ingredient!
17-Oct-2019, The 5th Ingredient
October 17, 2019 is the 2-year Anniversary for The 5th Ingredient! This year, we've gone from 4 breweries to 42 breweries, and are in 16 US States, Dominican Republic, and Australia. Read more below about Year 2 and what comes next!
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Rockstar Brewer
Rockstar Brewer Brings Beer30 To Australia
19-Jul-2019, Rockstar Brewer
US company The 5th Ingredient is one of the trailblazers when it comes to delivering exemplary brewery data management solutions. As a way of introducing themselves to the local brewing landscape, they have selected Rockstar Brewer as their official Brand Ambassador partner throughout Australia and New Zealand. Rockstar Brewer founder Steve Henderson said: "The Beer30 brewery management system will be a real game changer for breweries of all sizes in managing their costs, consolidating consistent brewing processes and eliminating the need for whiteboards and spreadsheets in order to get things done.
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The 5th Ingredient
Avoiding Rabbit Holes! Growing from MVP to Clients.
30-May-2019, The 5th Ingredient
Presentation for San Diego Startup Week 2019, by Pulkit K. Agrawal:: Sharing the story of The 5th Ingredient's growth and an analysis of tips and pitfalls tied in with growth, client feedback and iteration, hiring contract coders, and looking at the big picture of market potential for a SaaS platform.
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The 5th Ingredient
The 5th Ingredient Joins the CONNECT Springboard Program
07-Mar-2019, The 5th Ingredient
Today, the5thingredient was accepted into the CONNECT Springboard after our Intake Panel Presentation to 14 industry ndividuals! What’s the coolest? The deliberation for acceptance after we left the room was LESS THAN A MINUTE, for the new title of “fastest acceptance into Springboard in CONNECT history!
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Nanalyze
How to Make Beer Taste Better with Smart Brew Tech
27-Feb-2019, Nanalyze
We live in extraordinary times, with some 7,000 craft beer breweries in the United States alone. But news stories over the last few years have shown that people are turning away from beer, especially the swill produced by Big Beer companies. San Diego-based startup The 5th Ingredient, founded last year, adds another ingredient to the core list of water, malt, yeast, and hops – data.
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CB Insights
Brewing Disruption: As Beer Sales Decline These 65+ Startups Could Revitalize The Industry
21-Feb-2019, CB Insights
Brewing Tech — The brewery is also getting its tech upgrade. This category includes companies that are making it faster, cheaper, and more convenient to brew and transport beer.
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Hatch-Magazine
Barley, Water, Yeast, Hops, and Creativity
01-Feb-2019, Hatch-Magazine
San Diego's craftiest innovations: White Labs, The 5th Ingredient, Certificate Brewing, Brewery Igniter.
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San Diego Business Journal
Company Adds Fifth Ingredient to Beer: Data
19-Nov-2018, San Diego Business Journal
Software: More Than 100 Data Points Tracked In Brewing Biz Processes. Water, hops, grain and yeast. Pulkit Agrawal became familiar with beer's four main components while working for San Diego's largest brewery, Ballast Point.
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NBC San Diego 7
Company Adds Fifth Ingredient to Beer: Data
21-Nov-2018, NBC San Diego 7
Software: More Than 100 Data Points Tracked In Brewing Biz Processes. Water, hops, grain and yeast. Pulkit Agrawal became familiar with beer's four main components while working for San Diego's largest brewery, Ballast Point.
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Craft Brewing Business
Meet Beer30: A new software to track all batch data, sized for craft breweries
14-Nov-2018, Craft Brewing Business
Brewing a bunch of beers well and doing so consistently over time can’t be done by man alone. Behind every great brewery is also some sort of software to keep everything on track
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The San Diego Union Tribune
Ex-Ballast Point engineer launches software startup — The 5th Ingredient — for craft breweries
06-Nov-2018, The San Diego Union Tribune
A former engineer at one of San Diego’s best-known craft breweries — Ballast Point — has launched his own software company to take on one of the biggest hangups in brewing: keeping tabs on beer data.
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The 5th Ingredient
The 5th Ingredient: 1-year Milestone!
17-Oct-2018, The 5th Ingredient
Today, October 17, 2018, is a pretty important day for The 5th Ingredient... it's our 1-year anniversary! We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support throughout this past year! It is because of constructive feedback, questions, and introductions from you and other believers in our vision, that The 5th Ingredient has had a successful first year!
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1 Million Cups
The 5th Ingredient presents to San Diego, CA, entrepreneurs
25-Apr-2018, 1 Million Cups
The four ingredients in beer are water, malt, hops, and yeast. The 5th Ingredient, as equally important as the other four, is data!
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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard - Celebrating Engineers Week - Pulkit K. Agrawal, SB '15
22-Feb-2018, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
As founder and CEO of a startup, I love the necessity to wear numerous hats! I am no longer just working as an engineer and project manager who coordinates between numerous teams, as I am now required to actually execute and address the needs of all aspects of the business. This has forced me to develop new skills in the realm of branding and marketing, sales to potential clients, meetings and on-site visits with current clients, accounting practices, legal documents, and insurance paperwork, and finally - software development and brewery process engineering. My Google Calendar is certainly my best friend!
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