E17 – Renee Dunn from Amazi Foods
Amazi was officially founded in April 2016, but has been a dream for years. After studying in Uganda, the founder, Renee, was shocked by the high degree of entrepreneurship, but surprised by the endless piles of tomatoes, plantains, bananas going to waste- There was a lack of business growth, employment opportunities, and variety in product offerings.Renee was inspired by Issues of competition, huge food waste, and unemployment rates. She wanted to add value to natural resources - by providing growth avenues for entrepreneurs, the unemployed, and farmers.Katie heard Renee speak at the DC Start Up week a few weeks ago and thought your story was incredible. Your company makes plantain chips. For any listeners who don’t know what a plantain chip is- they look like a larger banana and you cut them to look like a chip.