With the continuous work of people involved in Social startups and wanting to make business more than business, City Lights have started bringing social startups together at Kahaila Cafe in Brick Lane to share stories and to inspire each other. I went along on Monday and it is always encouraging to hear the motivations, funding ideas, and the problems they faced and how they tackled them. Please give time to just browse the four startups that are written below.
Also, in terms of startups the Rainbow Alley blog has just had an update post so read here.
The Feel Good Bakery – making Feel Good Sandwiches. Not only do they contain the finest freshest ingredients known to South West London but they also contain 50% more goodness than your usual lunch. For every Feel Good sandwich you buy, a child in need of food will receive a free meal. That’s it. Simple. ‘One Small Sandwich for man, one giant sandwich for mankind’.
A vintage van serving out award winning wood-fired sourdough ‘Firebread’ pizza’s and employing London’s young people; one at a time. Now, three years into the ‘Well Kneaded’ journey, with an extra oven on wheels to their name, Well Kneaded have catered events from F1 Redbull Summer Party to River Island’s Spring 2014 PR day and one of their first youth employees, Carl, is now a manager on the wagon.
Alice Boyle is the project manager at Luminary Bakery – a social enterprise providing training, employment and community to vulnerable women in East London. Visit the Luminary bakery blog http://luminarybakery.blogspot.co.uk to drool over some of their beautiful creations and come along on the 20th to meet Alice and hear first hand about her exciting new initiative and the impact it is having.
Snact is a social enterprise developing creative solutions to food waste and food poverty. Every day huge amounts of food get wasted unnecessarily. Snact addresses that by using some of this perfectly good and edible food to make great snacts. Our first product is fruit jerky, 100% fruit, with no additives or preservatives.