Nordic Food Entrepreneur

Goes to a person, a company or an organization, who has developed a new method which is built on food artisan tradition and has broad appeal and market potential.

Læsk, Line Hoff og Eric Sponseller


When two friends, Eric and Line, met in New York in 2009, they came to wonder why the soda market was so boring while the rest of the culinary scene was on the rise. They rediscovered an ancient brewing technique for non-alcoholic drinks and spent years fine-tuning the fermentation in their kitchens until they found a way to make the World’s best-tasting, low-sugar kombucha – a soft drink with a refreshing flavor and probiotic properties. Læsk is only 3 years old, yet already well-established in Copenhagen. They have made innovative product collaborations with Claus Meyer and The Coffee Collective and they are working with IKEA to encourage everyone to begin fermenting sodas at home for a healthier future. The small team of (now) 4 has set out to change the soft drink industry for good.