We had the good fortune of connecting with Andre Ovissi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andre, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started Fast Protein in 2018 because I was overwhelmed when I went shopping for protein powder in a vitamin store and online. There were so many brands and types and so much complexity in choosing the right product. I noticed so many unnecessary ingredients that did not add any value to my health – added ingredients and substitutes to increase texture or flavor – ingredients that have no nutritional value.
That’s where the inspiration came from to produce a protein powder that respects nutritional fundamentals in a formula that is easy, healthy, and of good quality whey powder with only 5 ingredients without any unnecessary stuff.
We at Fast Protein have removed the complexity for you, so you don’t have to be confused about which protein powder to choose. Fast Protein is simple and convenient without compromising on nutritional value. Our whey protein provides 25 grams of pure protein per serving with no added sugar, oil, additives, or hormones. Fast Protein also uses 95% recyclable packaging for a clean, sustainable environment.
Our goal at Fast Protein is to provide the best sports nutrition products at affordable and competitive prices. Our Ingredients are made in the USA and packed in a licensed FDA facility in the San Francisco Bay Area California. Start your road to a happier healthier you with Fast Protein!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I used to be a coffee trader in Singapore as an expat. I learned a lot about coffee while in Singapore visiting coffee plantations in Indonesia, etc, but, my love of CPG (consumer package goods) led to my transition to protein powder supplements. I started researching about nutrition and supplements and realized a gap in knowledge between athletes and bodybuilders vs average consumers. There was so much mis-consumption of protein powder when it came to average everyday consumers.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We are located in San Jose, CA. We love it. San Jose is the biggest little city in the world (locals know what I’m referring to). San Jose has a lot of places to have fun with friends: SAP center, downtown SJ, Santana Row, and more. We are also not very far from Santa Cruz beach and Big Sur (the view is breathtaking).
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Our philanthropic partner is Fair Trade USA a company based in Oakland, CA.
Credit to the people of San Jose, and San Francisco Bay Area residents who have supported thus in launching our business for the good of our community.