Hot Bread Kitchen’s Food Entrepreneurship Forum was a 3-day virtual event held October 20—22, 2020 for anyone invested in rebuilding a more equitable and inclusive small business community. Here are tips and notes shared by panelists during the workshop. Legal considerations View presentation by Goodwin Proctor Technology Recommendations E-commerce options include: Shopify, WooCommerce, Etsy. (Shopify […]
Entrepreneurship is on the rise, and women of color are at the forefront. “An important part of our mission is to give a platform to Black entrepreneurs to test, launch, and grow their enterprises,” says Kobla Asamoah, Head of Small Business at Hot Bread Kitchen. According to Business Wire, women of color are leading in entrepreneurship — opening […]
During Black History Month, Hot Bread Kitchen is celebrating the diverse community of Black entrepreneurs working out of our small business incubator. Their culinary influences and inspirations span the African diaspora and the American palate, from Senegalese Ndambe black-eyed pea stew to Dominican sancocho to North Carolina banana pudding. “While Black entrepreneurship has increased in the U.S., there’s still a gap in […]
East Harlem’s Pabade Bakery is a family-run bakery known for their addictive European pastries (our absolute favorite are their vegan muffins!). Born in Venezuela and raised in Colombia, the founder Yolfer Carvajal eventually made his way to New York City to follow his dream of opening a bakery. Now when the business has grown—his brother […]
Entrepreneur Magazine highlighted our work with small business in an article “Rising to the Challenge: Incubator Looks to Help Women Immigrants Start Their Own Food Business” in the October 2017 print issue.
Crain’s New York came to Hot Bread Kitchen to talk to Jessamyn about why she started a social enterprise bakery. Watch her New York story here.