Dan Klein and Patrick TannousTiesta Tea. Founded in 2010, Tiesta Tea is a home grown tea company that is making loose leaf tea accessible and affordable to everyone. The Chicago-based company’s products are now available in over 7000 stores and cafes across the country. Dan Klein has been named in Crain's Chicago Business 20 In Their 20s 2018 list. Tiesta Tea was also listed as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, according to Inc. 5000 2017. The company has raised $5.1 million in funding (venture capital and grants) to date, and reported revenues of $4.4 million in 2017.
Illinois Resources LeveragedEnterpriseWorks Incubator Tenant at Research Park
Illinois Launch, a program through Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Gies College of Business designed to launch university startups.