From our organizers:
When the working day is done, ooohh girls, just wanna have funds!
So, you want to start your own food business. You have the idea. You have the name. Or maybe you’re already a small business owner. Now, you just need the money to get started or scale. With venture capital, crowdfunding, grants and loans all options to consider — which one’s the best fit for you?
Historically and even today, women face institutional barriers getting access to various forms of capital for their businesses. Let’s hear the good, bad and the ugly of how these food entrepreneurs have started their businesses, and more importantly, grown them. We will have an honest conversation about the opportunities, mistakes, and challenges they’ve faced funding their way to success.
Moderated by Zeina Muna of iFundWomen, our panel will include Agatha Kulaga, co-founder of Ovenly, Umber Ahmad, owner of Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery, Hawa Hassan, founder and CEO of BasBaas Sauce, and Pooja Bavishi, founder and CEO of Malai.
Delectable eats from a women-owned restaurant on Caviar, samples from Pilotworks kitchen’s best women-makers, and ice cream from Malai for dessert will be provided!