Lillian Cartwright is the Co-founder and CEO of ShelfLife, a software company re-imagining packaging procurement for craft food and beverage brands.
Prior to launching ShelfLife, Lillian spent a summer at Bessemer Venture Partners researching the future of B2B commerce with a focus on food and beverage industries.
She began her career at Denver-based start-up Craftsy. Priding itself as a hub for creative enthusiasts, Craftsy produced video content and sold materials for a variety of hobbies from baking to quilting. Those 4 years spent in Denver introduced Lillian to the world of opportunity that exists at the intersection of food and entrepreneurship.
Lillian earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from Princeton University.
Tadesh co-founded Jianbing Company in 2015 as the premier fast-casual food business bringing Shandong-style jianbing to New York and beyond.
In 2019, Jianbing Company did nearly $2M in sales across three locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
In the wake of COVID-19, Tadesh founded 1:1 Foods, a culinary social enterprise developing COVID-resilient food products that support local restaurants and serve food-insecure families across NYC.
Prior to Jianbing Company, Tadesh worked as Director of Partnerships for tech start up APDS PBC, a certified B Corp delivering education, rehabilitation, and reentry programming into prisons and jails via a proprietary tech platform.
Sahil Rahman is the co-founder of RASA, a growing fast casual Indian brand based in Washington, DC that is making Indian cuisine accessible to all.
Born into the hospitality industry, Sahil helps run the existing family businesses, Indique in Cleveland Park, and Bombay Bistro in Rockville, MD, where they create and share unique Indian flavors, and with his family.
In past lives, Sahil founded an experiential education start-up (Globe Year), and before that, worked as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting in their strategy & operations practice.
Sahil comes alive when spreading ideas, connecting individuals, and cultivating community. He is an avid traveler and promoter of play, and was previously a member of the Playworks YP Board. If you don’t see him in the restaurants, you can likely find him talking to strangers, wandering the world, or eating a big bowl of pho.
Deepa is the Chief Operating & Chief Product Officer at SafeBoda. She is based in the company headquarters in Kampala, Uganda.
SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population along with other on-demand services including food deliveries, payments and financial services.
Safe Boda have been expanding across the East African markets.
Prior to moving to SafeBoda, Deepa was based in London working in different tech roles at Accenture, a multinational professional services company and AppNexus, the world's largest independent ad exchange platform.