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Daniel Velez's previous ventures and a few places he's been interviewed, given a presentation, or shared an article.


Craft Beer Takes the Reuse Route — Upstream | Sparking innovative solutions to plastic pollution
EPISODE 73: Daniel Velez, Co-founder and CEO of Growly, discusses how reusable growlers are the next frontier in online beverage delivery.


Growly Delivers 2019 Arizona Recycling Coalition Grant Winner
Growly Delivers featured on AZ Family
Growly Delivers featured on AZ Family
Growly Delivers featured on Fox News 10 Phoenix
Growly Delivers featured on Fox News 10 Phoenix


Get Craft Beverages Brought to Your Doorstep with Growly Delivers
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Previous Ventures

Growly Delivers: Your Home for Arizona Craft Beer
Reuse Store for Local Craft Beer, Cold Brew Coffee, Cold Brew Teas, Roasted Coffee Beans, and more. We only offer Arizona local products and deliver Valley-wide to Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler, Peoria, Avondale, Fountain Hills, and more. Everything is packaged in reu…

Growly is on a mission to transform packaging for a better world. Growly delivers locally made craft beer, cold brew coffee, and kombucha in returnable growlers for artisans in the Phoenix Metro. Growly delivers using the milkman model and offers small businesses "packaging-as-a-service."

Circle Blue

Circle Blue
<p>Circle Blue works directly with your organizations leaders and stakeholders to change the culture in your community, in order to get to zero waste.</p>

Circle Blue is a zero waste consultancy. It successfully got Laird Elementary School to zero waste and Tempe Academy of International Studies to 88% diversion. Circle Blue has worked with organizations of all sizes, from small coffee shops to large corporations, such as Fair Trade Cafe, Tempe Elementary School District #3, and Native American Connections, to name a few. Circle Blue's Status Quo to Zero Waste process assessed an organization's culture, analyzed their waste stream and GHG impact, and create and implemented a plan to get that organization to zero waste. Circle Blue won the 2017 Pakis Social Entrepreneurship Challenge from ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business.

You can see our process in a slideshow presentation I gave at the Arizona Recycling Coalition Conference in 2017 here.