Female founder: Starting a food business for the community

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Date(s) - 23/03/2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


by Start-ups in London Libraries (SiLL)

Celebrate Women’s History (and Future) Month with insights from a start-up food business

“Food generates and solves many of the pressing issues of our time—climate, nutrition, sustainability, food access and distribution. We need scaled solutions…we suspect a structural bias exists that harms women-led enterprises and the critical food issues they are committed to resolving.” -The Counter

Join us to get insights from Haringey based founder Neri Gun and her female led team from Downhill’s Park Café about the realities of running a hospitality business and the importance of being adaptable.

This is a chance to connect and hear from a food retail business and social enterprise that has remained serving the community, despite being one of the most impacted sectors during the COVID pandemic.


Topics covered:

  • How to find the right location as a start-up
  • How to build and maintain a flexible team
  • Balancing profit while prioritizing the needs of community
  • The challenges and rewards of running a food business, before and during COVID

Find out more about International Women’s Day 2021: #choosetochallenge

The SiLL project is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the British Library, ten participating London boroughs and generously supported by J.P. Morgan and Arts Council England. Following the session, you will be asked to submit a feedback form.