Oppo escapes to the City
Last night we were excited to be asked by Escape the City to come and talk on some of our experiences of starting a healthy food business...and the bumps we have encountered on the way.
We are still at the very start of our journey and having just recently raised funds through crowdfunding the hard work now really begins! Along the way though people have been incredibly generous in giving up their time and offering their advice so if we can help in any small way possible then we are always thrilled to do so.
Escape the City events are perfect for anyone looking for down-to-earth, honest insights on starting and growing a business in an informal and collaborative environment. There is always something going on at the Escape School so check out their upcoming events here: http://school.escapethecity.org/events/london/
It was great to see a room packed full of so many fellow food enthusiasts, many of whom seemed interested primarily in entering the health market. It also provided an opportunity for us to reflect on just how far Oppo has come from us discovering the nutritional benefits of eating coconuts on a beach in Brazil!
The audience definitely kept us on our toes with the questions covering a whole range of topics. Just a few were: The top three tips for starting a healthy food business, staying motivated with £1.05 left in the bank account, working with your brother, finding a factory, is done better than perfect, getting into Waitrose and future plans.
A big thank you to all the Escape team for hosting us and we hope you all enjoyed your ice cream ;)