Established entrepreneur builds national business in Chapel Hill

by Abbey Slattery

Thanks to resources like Launch Chapel Hill and the Kenan-Flagler Entrepreneurship Center, Chapel Hill has an established reputation as a hotspot for startups. But as the startups fostered in the town grow, it’s also becoming a base for nationally recognized companies, as well.

Take Sweetie Pie Organics, for example. After working with several instant formula and baby food companies, founder Liliana Cantrell recognized a need for organic, functional foods for breastfeeding moms. While she started her business in Chapel Hill, it has since grown to a nationwide level, with distribution in Target, Walmart, Harris Teeter and more, as well as on Amazon.

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