This is the second part in our mini-series with startup advisor Earnest Sweat to share insights into building a startup, building a team for a startup, and building capital for a startup.
Our guest is Fatima Dicko of mybestbox, and after studying Chemical Engineering at Columbia University, Fatima worked on a upstream innovation team at Procter & Gamble as a senior engineer developing new-to-the world products (3-10 years away from market) using design thinking, rapid prototyping, and technical modeling.
After moving to a food desert in Baltimore, she noticed the many barriers that existed for people attempting to adopt healthier lifestyles. She quickly understood that the neighborhood where one lives can directly affect his/her chances of adopting healthy habits, and this inspired her to build her startup around making healthy living accessible no matter where you are.
Today, Fatima will talk about how she's built her team for her business, and she gives listeners advice if they are looking to bring people on board.