Tune in each week for inspiring interviews with amazing food entrepreneurs, food startup founders and food industry experts. Learn from the successes and struggles of your peers and get practical resources to grow your business.
Crowdfunding is a hugely popular way to raise money for your business. But where do you start? What does a successful campaign look like and what are investors looking for? To find the answers we’ve gone straight to the source.
Scott Simpkin is a specialist in funding for food and beverage businesses at Seedrs. He’s a two-time entrepreneur in the food tech space and has a passion for food and brands with purpose. Tune in to learn how to crowdfund your business and achieve your goals in 2019.
Sometimes it can feel like your food business is running you rather than you running your business. It’s important to make the time to rest, reflect and recharge.
With Christmas just around the corner, what better time to talk about taking a break? Join Kylie and Guy for a chat about taking some down time and planning your year ahead to make time for rest and reflection.
Native Snacks are a new brand with some exciting stories to tell. Co-founders Charlie and Darcy have been travelling the world to bring their tribe perfectly natural, new and exciting plant-based snacks. Their first stop was India where source and manufacture a range of popped lotus seeds – a bit like popcorn, but with an interesting twist.
In addition to overcoming the challenges of sourcing and manufacturing overseas, the Native Snacks team believe in food for good. They work with the farmers who grow and harvest their lotus seeds to make sure they get something back from the people who snack on them.
What’s most impressive about this new challenger brand? They haven’t even launched yet! But they’re using the power of storytelling to build a brand and become known so they can launch with a bang and make an impact. Whether you’ve launched your brand or not, this episode is full of great tips and advice that you won’t want to miss!
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 solo episode we’re talking all about your audience, your customers and how to get a really clear picture of them so you can best serve them. This is something so fundamental to your business because it shapes so much about what you do and how you do it.
In this episode you’ll learn what a target customer is (and isn’t), how to find them and how to create a fictional representation of them using real data that you probably already have access to.
Plastic is a huge issue, particularly when it comes to single use plastics. Our oceans and landfill sites are full of plastic and it wreaks havoc on the environment and wildlife. Surprisingly, plastic was invented as a solution to another terrible problem. It’s funny how that works, isn’t it?
Tune in to this episode of Good Foodies to discover a compostable, flexible packaging which is plastic free and has the potential to revolutionise the industry without the need for massive changes to consumer behaviour. If you need all sorts of packaging and business support solutions for your food startup, you’ll definitely want to keep listening for our resource of the week too.
Mary Lynch is a registered nutritionist and passionate about good honest food. She used to work with Jamie Oliver’s and during her time working with him she was inspired to start her own social enterprise. Onist make vegan avocado choc pots in a range of flavours. For every pot sold, Onist give a meal to a child in Gambia.
Tune in to this bitesize episode to hear Mary’s inspiring story and pick up some health and nutrition tips too!
According to Ben Pugh from Farmdrop, the food system is completely broken. Farmdrop have just raised £10M to fix it with their unique combination of mobile technology, marketing personalisation and a focus on quality, ethical and sustainable products.
Tune in to hear how Farmdrop has changed over the years and how they have raised money in all sorts of interesting ways. We’ve also got a classic book as our Resource of the Week which will help you test your ideas and gather valuable feedback from customers.
Food waste is a huge issue and the UK food industry wastes 1.9 million tonnes of food every year. It’s a similar story in consumers’ homes up and down the country.
Too Good To Go are fighting food waste with a mobile app and marketplace that connects food vendors with hungry consumers. The concept is simple but there’s so much to learn from how the TGTG team have approached the whole experience. Tune in to hear how co-founder Jamie Crummie and his team taught themselves code to cobble together the first version of their app and how they now across Europe and have saved millions of meals from going to waste.
If you’re keen to learn to some coding skills to help you in your business, stick around for this week’s resource of the week. You could even join Guy at one of his Coding for Beginners classes!
What do you get when you cross a mechanical engineer, an architect and 900 investors? Something incredible and groundbreaking. Pierre Paslier is the co-founder of Skipping Rocks Lab, a London based startup that are solving the problem of single use, flexible packaging with Ohoo.
Ohoo is a flexible sachet used to package liquids from water to alcohol and condiments to cosmetics. They’re on a mission to reduce plastic waste and are taking the startup world by storm. Tune in to hear this inspiring story and tips for capturing the hearts and minds of consumers and investors with crowdfunding.