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Bread & Butter: Mentor Walks - Funding
Mon 22 May 2017, 08:00 – 09:00 BST
Kickstart your week with a foodpreneur morning walk from Fortnum & Mason to Borough Market.
This mentor walk is all about funding, as we wander through the city with five of our favourite industry icons in tow. If you're a food and drink founder, join us on this 60 minute morning walk through the city and chat about securing investment for your food business before going about your day.
What's a Mentor Walk?
Our mentor walks are a great way to hang out with experienced, successful food and drink entrepreneurs and get to know how they brought their visions to life. We thought it would be fun to walk through London whilst chatting to a few industry greats and fellow foodies at the same time. Each walk focuses on a different aspect of food and drink entrepreneurship and you will be joined by five industry leaders.
Time & Place
Start: 08:00am 22nd May in front of Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly
End: 09:00am 22nd May (the walk is only 50 minutes) at Borough Market
John Stapleton, Co-Founder, Little Dish, Serial Entrepreneur
John has over 25 years experience in creating and building FMCG consumer brands in both the UK and the USA. A founder of three start-ups, John co-founded the New Covent Garden Soup Co Ltd which pioneered and established the fresh soup category in the UK. In 1998 he co-founded Glencoe Inc., bringing the fresh soup concept to the United States. In 2005, John co-founded Little Dish which supplies fresh, natural foods for children over 1 year and established the toddler chilled food category in the UK.
Gem Misa, Co-Founder, Righteous, Caulirice
Gem is an inspiring serial entrepreneur - having first founded Righteous salad dressing, she has most recently turned her eye to a low calorie, vegan and gluten free rice made from the humble cauliflower. Caulirice has been backed by over £2m in crowdfunding and is already on the shelves of over 1,300 supermarkets.
Jason Gibb, Co-Founder, Nudo, Bread & Butter, FoodHub @Jason_Gibb
Jason has an eclectic background as a scientist, TV producer and lake monster hunter. He also founded an olive oil business called Nudo which sold into retailers around the world including Waitrose, John Lewis, Selfridges and Dean & Deluca. Most recently he co-founded Bread & Butter with the mission to stop other people making the same basic mistakes that he made.
Tara Mei, Founder, Kitchen Table Projects, Bread & Butter @kitchtablepro
Tara has worked with over 500 food and drink brands, supporting them through business bootcamps (with M&S), speed mentoring sessions, networking nights and retail pop-ups (in Old Street and Oxford Circus) with her retail incubator the Kitchen Table Projects. She was recently awarded the prestigious accolade of Top New Talent by the Grocer magazine.
More mentors will be added in the run up to the walk. Spaces are limited, so book early to secure your spot.