Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Upon returning to Australia (after my chef stint in France), his sense of adventure saw Ankit run his first restaurant at age 26 (mystery dinner of 8 courses for upto 8 guests set in his parent’s garage) called Jaune (www.jaune.com.au). This became part of the Sydney International Food Festival 2010 and 2011 and the weekend only bookings were full within hours of being released each month. The business venture failed however; passion without business acumen is only ever short lived. Awesome learning!
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We have an established team of mavericks that we tap into for guidance –
/ Ms Vanisa Dhiru – Executive Director at 2020 Trust (New Zealand)
/ Mr Tony Kalm – Board of Directors at One Acre Fund (USA)
/ Ms Uma Subramanium – Founder and Director at Aarambh (India)
/ Ms Karen Lateo – food critic (Australia)
/ Ms Rebecca Lim – Head at Our Better World (Singapore)
/ Ms Anisha Rajapakse – International Development Specialist at Ka Tutandike Trust (UK)