039 – Building Community with OLIO the Neighbour to Neighbour Food Sharing App with Saasha Celestial-One

Food waste is one of the biggest issues we may see solved in our lifetime. Food waste occurs in a number of stages of the food chain – from the farm gate, all the way to our homes – but our homes are one of the biggest sources of wasted food.

OLIO is a neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app that reduces food waste and build community. Learn how they’ve grown from a tiny proof of concept in north London, raised over $6 million and expanded into 32 countries in just 3 years.

In This Episode You’ll Learn

  • How to start your business with a proof of concept and minimum viable product
  • Strategies for monetising a platform which is free for all users
  • The importance of building community – particularly offline
  • How to keep your business lean, both internally and externally
  • Some of the technical challenges when it comes to building a team and scaling

Notes and Links

Learn more about OLIO on their website
Download the OLIO app for iPhone and Android
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