Startup Grind x Khayelitsha - Adri Williams & Eunice Nyobole (Khayelitsha Cookies)

Mar 23, 2019, 8:00 – 11:00 AM

Startup Grind Khayelitsha is proud to host Adri Williams and Eunice Nyobole, owners of Khayelitsha Cookie Company (KCC), a company that produces a range of high-quality cookies. KCC supplies hotels, retail shops, hospitals, schools and corporates including Pick n Pay, Protea Hotels, Spier and Tsogo Sun. Join us to hear the KCC journey and also learn how to supply big retailers like Pick n Pay.

In-person event

About this event

Startup Grind Khayelitsha is proud to host Adri Williams and Eunice Nyobole, owners of Khayelitsha Cookie Company (KCC), a company that produces a range of high-quality hand-baked cookies. KCC supplies hotels, retail shops, hospitals, schools and corporates across South Africa and some of their clients include Pick n Pay, Protea Hotels, Spier and Tsogo Sun.

Khayelitsha Cookies started with 4 women in Khayelitsha, and now employs more than 50 women on a full-time basis. It began as a small-scale project in 2004, teaching a group of unskilled and unemployed ladies in Khayelitsha township to bake in order to sustain their livelihood. The organization has faced some tough times since its establishment including a threat of closure in 2013 due to increased losses. Adri Williams left a secure job with a good salary and benefits as head of sales for Ciro Coffee to join KCC inheriting a company that was R2.5 million in debt. With great determination, Adri, Eunice and a dedicated team of ladies rolled up their sleeves and got to work diligently to turn things around.

“Creating opportunity one bite at a time” is their motto and that’s exactly what Khayelitsha Cookie Company does and continues to sustainably restore hope for a lot of ladies.

Join us for our first Startup Grind Khayelitsha event on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn from 10h00 to 13h00. Get your tickets now.

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Ntombie Nonxuba

    Rise Uniforms

    Founder

When

When

Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM UTC

Agenda

8:00 AMNetworking & Food
9:00 AMFireside Chat
10:30 AMNetworking

Host

  • Sandras Phiri

    Pranary

    CEO

Organizer

  • Brian Mlambo

    Akha Ventures

    CEO & Founder

Partners

Africa Trust Academy logo

Africa Trust Academy

Silicon Cape logo

Silicon Cape

Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn logo

Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn

SirFruit3 logo

SirFruit3

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