Doing well by doing good: create a sustainable business that makes a difference!
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 from 18:30 to 21:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
7:00pm: Panel discussion: Shaa Wasmund and more to be confirmed!
8.45pm: Networking with speakers and peers
Host: Shaa Wasmund, founder of Smarta
Shaa Wasmund is a one of Britain's most widely regarded digital entrepreneurs. She is the author of the #1 Bestselling book, Stop Talking and Start Doing – which was the bestselling Business Book in WHSmiths for 14 months in a row. As founder and CEO of Smarta, she helps over 500,000 SME’s a month. The IoD voted Shaa as one of the best-connected people in the UK. She has worked with entrepreneurs like Sir James Dyson, helping his brand become an industry leader.
Tamara Arbib, 31, is founder of Rebel Kitchen. Tamara has always been passionate about nutrition. Along with her husband Ben, they launched The A Team Foundation in 2010 with the aim to show how diet is central to overall health. Tamara soon realised that in order to really effect change on food matters on a mass scale, she would need to approach food issues not only from a charitable perspective but BE the change she wanted to see in the world from the business side, and show that healthy eating could be achievable from a commercial perspective.
In January 2014 Rebel Kitchen launched with a range of dairy free coconut “mylk” drinks for kids in Choco, Orange Choc and Banana varieties, in cute but tough mini 200ml cartons (RRP 99p per 200ml carton). Later in 2014 the Rebel Kitchen launched three varieties of adult mylk drinks (Chocolate, Matcha Green Tea and Chai, £1.89 per 330ml). Rebel Kitchen is working hard towards making all ingredients organic. The drinks contain absolutely no additives, preservatives or any lab made chemicals whatsoever – they are nature’s ingredients only.
Linus Gorpe, founder of The Raw Chocolate Company
Linus Gorpe founded the Raw Chocolate Company in 2006. Half Norwegian, half Swedish, he moved to the UK 20 years ago when he was just 16-years-old. He studied Anthroposophy at college and was a professional tree surgeon as well as property developer.
At the turn of the Millennium he became increasingly interested in nutrition and food, but always kept being drawn back to his major love – chocolate. He wanted to make chocolate ‘great’ – great for us, great for the environment and great for the people that make and grow it. He is a positive believer in the power of creativity without limits, and despite knowing nothing about how to make chocolate, he sought out books, training and people to assist him on his most wonderful journey.
Now holding three Great Taste awards for his chocolate creations, Linus has come a long way in a short time, and his chocolate is regarded as some of the very best currently made in the UK.
Watch this space: Guests TBC
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Smarta is the leading online small business resource in the UK. With a readership of 500,000 every month, Smarta aims to inform, guide and inspire entrepreneurs to aspire and achieve. Smarta recognises the best in British innovation, customer engagement and disruption with it's annual O2 Smarta 100 Awards which are now in their fifth year.