Meet the Presenter For Unwrapping the Secrets to Crowdfunding: From Bean to Chocolate Venture:
To that end, throughout her formal education and professional experience, Iyin maintained a peripheral interest in made in Africa products that progressively evolved into a keen interest to be a part of the ecosystem. In 2019, Iyin made a bold decision to move to Ghana. The decision was inspired by her interest to explore the thriving technology landscape and also learn about factors that make the region a key player in the exports of commodities around the world.
While living in Ghana, she learned about the disparities in the cocoa industry - from deforestation, to child labor, to farmer poverty. Equipped with that knowledge and the motivation to support cocoa farmers and their communities in West Africa, she felt compelled to make a change. This led her to create Luji’s Chocolate, a premium, ethically sourced, all-natural chocolate brand produced entirely in West Africa and distributed to the US. In December 2022, Iyin successfully raised funds for Luji's Chocolate through a crowdfunding campaign, which enabled her to produce and deliver her first batch of 300 chocolate bars for the global market.Topic: Unwrapping the Secrets to Crowdfunding: From Bean to Chocolate Venture
Presented by: Iyin Akinlabi-Oladimeji
Date: Saturday, March 25th
Time: 10 am – 12 Noon Atlanta time (GMT -4)
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