How A Startup Is Creating Chefs Around The World
Reda Stare is the daring founder and CEO of PlateCulture, a website that connects people who love cooking & hosting dinners with people who love eating authentic home cooked meals. Each dinner is a unique experience where people can share food, discover new cultures and build friendships from all over the world.
In this interview, Reda shares her story of how one impromptu around-the-world trip inspired the seed of an idea that, today, operates in 25 countries across Southeast Asia. PlateCulture is completely changing the way people dine outside of their homes. She also shares details of the steps she took to get Plate Culture up and running and what it’s like to be a woman and a startup founder (hint – it’s not easy).
You might not want to listen to this episode on an empty stomach or you’ll be starving for some delicious home-cooked food by the end!
Key Learnings From This Episode:
- How a simple re-positioning can pivot your entire business
- How the sharing economy has enabled anyone to become a chef
- What it’s like to be a female startup founder
- What potential technical co-founders are looking for in a non-technical partner
- Why making mistakes can give you a competitive advantage
- Why taking on as little investment as possible is an important decision
- Learn a special technique to get very important and busy people to mentor you
Reda Stare is a co-founder and CEO of PlateCulture. Originally from Lithuania she has started PlateCulture marketplace in Malaysia after her career break trip through Southeast Asia. Inspired by dinners at local people’s homes she wanted to offer this experience to more travelers like she. Now the concept has spread through 25 countries and is used equally by locals and tourists who are joining unique food events.
PlateCulture connects people who love cooking & hosting dinners with people who love eating authentic home cooked meals. Each dinner is a unique experience where people can share food, discover new cultures and build friendships from all over the world. Guests have a unique opportunity to try an authentic home cooked meal at the host‘s home – whether it be Mexican, Malay, Lithuanian or any other authentic world cuisine. It is all about getting a real picture of different cultures.
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Thanks again to Reda for sharing her story. Until next week, go forth and get it done!