About Time: You Explored the Business of Wellness with the Industry Leaders – 01/05/19By Angelica Malin
The Business of… Wellness is the second event in the About Time Academy’s ‘Business Of…’ series, where we bring together leading figures in industries as diverse as the media, finance, food and tech, to talk about how they got to where they are, the challenges they faced along the way, and any advice they might have for other starting out in their niche.
On May the 1st we’ll be bringing together five of the most influential entrepreneurs in the Wellness industry to discuss why and how they do what they do.
- – How did they start out?
- – Where did they source inspiration, motivation and support?
- – How do they continue to find purpose, passion and fulfilment in their work?
- – What’s the secret to creating a successful brand?
Expect industry-specific insights, advice on growth, expansion and investment strategy, and guidance on how to navigate some of the most common pitfalls and challenges associated with starting a wellness business.
What to expect on the evening:
- – Welcome drink on arrival
- – 40 minute panel discussion featuring some of the biggest players in the wellness industry
- – A 20 min Q+A where you, the audience, get ask your most pressing questions to our panellists
- – The opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded Londoners, foodies, and budding entrepreneurs
Jack Graham / Raw Press
Jack Graham is Founder and CEO of Raw Press, a London-based wellness business launched in 2014. With 2 cafes in Chelsea and King’s Cross, Raw Press has pivoted in the last year towards growing its wholesale operations, and to these ends has launched a range of healthy drinks and plant-based snacks, ranging from cold-pressed juices and drinking vinegars through to kale chips, adaptogenic functional granolas, and Pronuts, the world’s first raw protein donuts! Its products are stocked at leading independent retailers such as Planet Organic, Whole Foods and Selfridges.
Becki Rabin / Alternatively Healthy
Founder of London’s premium online wellness Community, Alternatively Healthy, business mentor + personal development coach with an undeniable passion for wellness and obsession with helping you unlock your fullest potential, Becki Rabin champions wellness experts to help them expand, grow and connect and unnapologetically dial up their self worth, to build a business they are proud of, a life they love and a mindset that will take them places. Armed with 9 years experience in the publishing, advertising and wellness industry and 3 successful business’ under her belt, Becki has worked with 100s of individuals through her mentoring, coaching, consulting to cement herself as one of the wellness industry’s leading voices and Entrepreneurs and has played a key role in shaping the way the wellness space has evolved.
Tom Smale & Zoe LVH / Wunder Workshop
A London based functional food brand making organic and ethically sourced turmeric based products. Focusing on consumption with purpose, by harvesting the power of plants for the ultimate wellness ritual. Wunder translates to miracle, and we focus on plants that have a quality that can be classed as such.
Set up by Tom & Zoe, WUNDER WORKSHOP is inspired by Ayurveda – the “Science of Life”, whose principles are based upon a preventive and holistic approach to health. WW uses functional ingredients to maximise life‘s potential. All the decisions taken Wunder Workshop are based on a set of ethical and sustainable values to promote a transparent relationship between grower and consumer.
We ethically source our organic turmeric and most of our other ingredients directly from small community farms in Sri Lanka that use a sustainable farming technique called Forest Gardening, supporting Sri Lanka’s natural biodiversity, its farmers and local community.
1% of our revenues go towards a women empowering social enterprise in Sri Lanka supporting women in learning new skills by creating vegetable dyed aprons, pouches and more. To offset our carbon footprint we support a reforestation project where 100 trees will be planted by the Arhuaco family in Columbia. The Wunder Forest will provide a sustainable source of food security, and the cultivation of more trees will help native communities and wildlife flourish.
Damian Soong / FORM Nutrition
An innovative entrepreneur, Damian is an MBA with experience having run, started or raised funding for businesses across a multitude of sectors from clean water to product design, all fulfilling social objectives.
This passion for social entrepreneurship led him to create FORM, a range of plant based nutrition for body and mind, with the intention to bring to life an inspiring and aspirational brand that perceives nutrition not just as something you put in your body, but as how you nourish your whole self.
Form is centred around the belief that we can be the greatest version of ourselves while being mindful of of others. This permeates everything, from the careful selection of plant based ingredients through to giving a meal with every order via FORM’s Feeding Fund at Bansang Hospital in The Gambia.