6:30pm - Doors open & networking
6:45 pm - Hosted Q&A with Saasha Celestial-One followed by questions from the audience
7:30pm – Networking
About Saasha Celestial -One :
Co-Founder of OLIO, a free app harnessing the power of mobile technology and the sharing economy to provide a revolutionary solution to the problem of food waste. OLIO has 1.4m+ users who have successfully shared over 2.5m portions of food, empowered by 40k volunteers. Before OLIO, Saasha spent 13 yrs at Morgan Stanley, McKinsey & American Express. Saasha has an MBA from Stanford, is mum to 7-year-old Nolan, and the proud daughter of hippy entrepreneurs. Spending much of her childhood accompanying her Mum on various missions to rescue things that others had discarded in salvaging and reselling these items, she literally learned that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
“A third of the food we produce globally is thrown away, and in the UK households are responsible for over half of all food waste. The average family throws away £700 worth of food each year. That adds up to £12.5 billion… £12.5 billion that is going straight to landfill!”
OLIO connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from your baker, or the groceries in your fridge when you go away. For your convenience, OLIO can also be used for non-food household items too. OLIO is super easy! To make an item available, simply open the app, add a photo, description, and when and where the item is available for pick-up.To access items, simply browse the listings available near you, request whatever takes your fancy and arrange a pick-up via private messaging.