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    Gluten-free Pasta Maker Banza Wins Start-up Prizes

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    Celiac.com 12/31/2015 - Detroit-based gluten-free pasta maker Banza has been on a roll lately. Recently, Banza won the $500,000 grand prize in the annual Accelerate Michigan contest that supports entrepreneurial startup firms in the state.

    Banza Shells. Image Copyright Banza Inc.This win comes after an appearance on the Shark Tank-like reality show "Restaurant Startup" pulling down a $75,000 investment, and an initial crowd-funding campaign that netted about $30,000.



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    You can find the company's products on the shelves of well over 1,000 stores, including giant chains like Meijer, along with tony specialty stores like New York City's Eataly.

    Check out the company website at eatbanza.com.

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.


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