Paty Funegra of La Cocina VA has raised $2 million to turn her community kitchen into an incubator, a café and a place of hope for struggling immigrants.
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Her Business is Providing Adults With Developmental Challenges Employment and Independence – Through Slow Cooking
Meg Barnhart started Zen of Slow Cooking, a line of spice blends, to create social impact.
Kristy Allen is no hobbyist beekeeper. Her Beez Kneez has multiple sources of revenue, and a pedal-powered invention is up next.
Sarah Walsh started Caffè d’Amore Coffee Company with the intention of supporting women in a harassment free workplace
“Find the thing that you really care about and believe in. This is your fundamental truth.”
“I would like to never have to work for another company except my own so that I can enjoy life and have fun while doing a lot of good.”
“Our customization of ice cream allows anybody to pick the ingredients – it’s something that our clients enjoy and also helps many individuals who have dietary needs be able to enjoy ice cream.”
“It has been a year since I first had this vision of Feel Good Salsa – a locally sourced line of fresh salsas with the mission of doing good at its core.”
“I started my company as I didn’t want to idle away for the rest of my life.”
“I am the daughter of a single mom who worked three jobs and just didn’t have time to cook. My company is out to change that.”
“It’s awesome to meet people who mention cooking our recipes from our website or say they’ve tried something based on what we posted on social media.”
“But it wasn’t just about the cupcakes, as an architect I wanted the cupcakes to be design oriented.”
“We will continue to develop Legacy ‘Licious recipes and pass on the lineage to the next generation of our families.”
“In my opinion, success is equivalent to happiness.”
“If I can make all this money for others, why can’t I do it for myself?”