David Favela, the founder and CEO of craft brewery Border X Brewing, speaks with Elian and Juleyka about crowd-funding for capital, using data to discover who his customers really are, and going against industry norms that often overlook Latinos and women.
About Our Guest
David Favela is a 1st generation American, born to Mexican immigrants. He holds a Bachelor degree and an MBA from UCSD, School of Global Policy & Strategy, and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton University. He has worked at HP for over 20 years, in a variety of roles from Supply Chain, Business Development to his role as Global Business Manager for HP Education. He started Border X Brewing in Barrio Logan, a historic Latino community that had been economically depressed for over a decade. Border X is the first wholly owned Latino-owned brewery in San Diego, and has been a catalyst for a grass roots driven Barrio renaissance, with dozens of new, community owned businesses established and flourishing. Border X was selected as “Best Brewery Start-up” by Brewbound magazine in 2016. In March 2020, David was nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award.