On April 23, 2014 at 5:00 Eastern, Lisa Curtis, the CEO and Founder of Kuli Kuli will join me for a live discussion about her social venture.
More about Kuli Kuli:
Kuli Kuli is the first company to introduce moringa, a unique superfood, to the U.S. food market. Moringa was featured on the Dr. Oz show last year and Kuli Kuli was recently on the homepage of Yahoo! in an article entitled “The Next Superfood is Here and It’s Called Moringa.” Kuli Kuli’s first product is a gluten-free nutrition bar full of simple, wholesome ingredients and a nutritious burst of moringa. Kuli Kuli supports women-owned farming cooperatives in West Africa to grow moringa and use it to improve the health of their communities. Kuli Kuli recently raised $53,000 through a crowdfunding campaign, making us one of the most popular food campaigns in Indiegogo’s history. Kuli Kuli is now selling in Northern California Whole Foods stores and other natural foods grocery stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Lisa Curtis began working on Kuli Kuli while in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. As a volunteer in her village’s health center, she gained a first-hand understanding of the common nutritional challenges faced in West African villages and how moringa can play a role in helping to address a few of those challenges. Prior to Kuli Kuli, Lisa served as the Communications Director at Mosaic where she managed a team of six to grow the company from zero to over $5M invested in solar through Mosaic’s online marketplace. Previously, Lisa wrote political briefings for President Obama in the White House, served as a United Nations Environment Programme Youth Advisor and worked at an impact investment firm in India. She writes for a variety of outlets including Forbes, The Huffington Post and Grist. Lisa has been recognized as a StartingBloc Fellow, a Wild Gift Better World Entrepreneur, an Ashoka Emerging Innovator and a Udall Scholar.