Entrepreneur - AquaMelon

USF alum & AquaMelon founder/CEO Dez Williams donates the leftover watermelon rinds from his company's juice to local farmers, as apparently, cows love them. (courtesy AquaMelon)
Entrepreneur - AquaMelon

University Beat will be regularly checking in this year with entrepreneurs. And our focus is on those who have ties to USF – a current student, a graduate or a faculty member – to learn about their business and its potential.
We’re starting with the USF alum behind “Aquamelon Water,” 100 percent natural watermelon juice that’s now being sold by retailers across the state. Hear Dez Williams’ story on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

More Information: 

AquaMelon website
USF Student Innovation Incubator website

WUSF News article

University Beat will be profiling an USF entrepreneur once a month in 2018. If you'd like to suggest a possible subject worth talking to, email mschreiner@wusf.org

Original Broadcast Date: 
01/30/18

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Host:
Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

Contact Information

mschreiner@wusf.org
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