Scaling the Solution: How do you intend to scale your activities over the next two years (e.g., reach new markets, diversify solutions, etc.)? What will make this possible?
In order to scale we need seed money to start producing quinoa bars and begin marketing and sales in the United States. We will establish a presence in the United States. This is important because it will get our snack bars into stores and build a community around our brand. We have strong relationships with Whole Foods and other grocers.
Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?
From the initial seed money and at the end of year one we plan to prove sales and get our bar into 200 - 300 stores. Once we are selling in stores our production line will be running full-time. The initial sales will keep us financially viable for another year and allow time to continue building the brand and community. Our goal by the end of year one is to have 10,000 supporters who can spread our brand.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Our team has gone through two programs. The first is Agora Partnerships, an impact accelerator, which helped us establish a base to the company and build investors relationships. The second is with GoodCompany Ventures which has helped us to build relationships in the United States, build our team, and further refine our business and marketing plans.