Food Enterprise Project

Food entrepreneurship - whether small catering companies or corner-store take-away restaurants is one of the most common forms of entrepreneurship in deprived communities. In the United States, food and hospitality businesses are the largest contributors to small business job creation, but unfortunately also suffer from below-average survival rates, with only 43.8% of firms lasting four years. Starting in Philadelphia, USA as a for-profit social enterprise, the Food Enterprise Project will develop a preferred channel to market for food entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities, boosting business survival rates and spurring the creation of fulfilling jobs and dynamic businesses in areas of economic deprivation.

Gabriel Mandujano