CEE • FOOD
MARCH 03, 2020
According to the UN, approximately 1/3 of all food is lost or wasted. How many times have we left the table with food on our plates? How much money does it represent? Anastasia, a Swiss entrepreneur wondered the same. Anastasia went to the hospitality school in Lausanne, where she met her business partner, Noemi, and in 2017, they decided to launch Kitro, a startup that focuses on food waste management.
She finished her studies in 2016 and then started thinking about this project, and just one year later, they launched their startup. She focused all her time and energy on the company. After graduating from university, she didn’t have any responsibilities, no family to feed, and with only some rent to pay, she started couch-surfing. With all the liberty in the world and free time, she had the bandwidth to work on her dream project. She is an inspiring example of what it means to be a visionary. There are now 9 people working with her, plus a team in Africa, and they have around 237 machines operating in different places across the country.
Speaker recommends reading: Markus Imhoof: More Than Honey.
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