Local Primrose Hill entrepreneurs talk about their experiences of setting up a startup. Come along to Primrose Hill Community Centre on 29th July from 6:30 pm to meet local entrepreneurs, network and taste some superfoods. This month we have a panel discussing their Superfood startups.
Primrose Hill Superfood Panellists:
Stephanie Brooks https://www.boavidaacai.com/
Andrew Hunt https://www.aduna.com
Petar Savic https://www.stateondemand.net
Moderator: Lorna Bladen https://www.lornabladen.com/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1111514055701194/
Andrew Hunt Founder & CEO
Andrew began a career in advertising before a radical life change took him to the Gambia, where he won a UN World Business and Development Award for his work with small-scale producers. In 2012 he co-founded Aduna, an African-inspired superfood brand and social business. Its mission is to help people in the UK be healthier while transforming lives in rural Africa. In 2015 Aduna was shortlisted for three Guardian Sustainable Business Awards: it won the UKBAA Social Impact Investment of the Year Award and two Great Taste Golds.
Boa Vida Açai
Steph fell in love with açai when she took off on a solo field trip to the AmazonRainforest aged 25 to find out all about this mysterious ‘superfood’. What she found was that pure, unaltered, premium-grade açai from the north of Brazil was a nutritional powerhouse; healthy omega fats (3,6 & 9), high in dietary fibre and one of highest scoring foods for antioxidants on the ORAC scale. Naturally, açai contains zero sugar and has a neutral, chocolatey flavour which is a characteristic that hadn’t yet been promoted in the West – most products being diluted with sugary products and other additives. Boa Vida (‘good life’) is an advocate for consumption with purpose and sources açai directly from sustainably managed wild açai groves surrounding the Amazon river basin. Using traditional harvesting techniques helps to maintain the natural biodiversity of the forest, maintains a higher quality soil and ensures the sustainability of a diverse ecosystem within the Amazon rainforest.
State On Demand
Petar Savic is an entrepreneur, Multipotentiality and super-connector with a key interest in Emerging Technologies, Blockchain, AI, Immersive, FoodTech, HealthTech and Internet environment, bridging the gap between technical, creative and commercial requirements. Petar is also a Trustee of Primrose Hill Community Association, with a mission to tokenize the community and create the first London’s smart village, MagicVillage.London. In the local OnTheHill magazine he writes a monthly column about entrepreneurship and supporting local entrepreneurs. Petar co-founded State On Demand is biohacking platform with mix of botanicals, meditation & technology. On the night there will be samples of Botanicals & Plant Based Nootropics as Brain Food & Herbal Medicine
Head Of Marketing
Passionate about supporting businesses that need help achieving big ambitions for their events, marketing and business development.
Lorna is Head of Campaigns at Enterprise Nation which has involved, in the past 12 months, training 10,000 female founders as part of facebook’s She Means Business programme and connecting Enterprise Nation members with sales and profile opportunities.
Lorna runs Luna Events as a side hustle, which spotlights career, wellness and lifestyle events – in order for people to discover experiences that can help them live life to the full! Lorna has experience freelancing with a multitude of clients and her previous full-time position was Head of Partnerships at Moneypenny.
Read more about these entrepreneurs in a regular feature of OnTheHill magazine: http://onthehill.info/tag/entrepreneurs/
We hope you can make it!