October 29


19:30 - 21:30

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Impact Hub

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Impact Hub Amsterdam

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Fail Forward | Food Edition

About this Event

Failure and experimentation are essential to developing innovative businesses that make a real impact. For the Food Edition of our Fail Forward event series, we invite impact entrepreneurs to share their flaws and failures in a light-hearted but insightful way. This event takes place online and is hosted by Bart Krull.


  • Kitchen Republic’s founder, Bart-Jan Veldhuizen. Bart-Jan is the business brain behind Kitchen Republic. After studying political science, he got inspired by his visits to several pioneering shared kitchens in the United States, and decided to start Kitchen Republic. Kitchen Republic believes that innovation no longer comes from large institutions and corporations but from the bottom up. To help food companies organise themselves in a smarter and more efficient way, they created a one-of-a-kind platform that fuels food entrepreneurs with insider knowledge, a powerful network and with an accessible work, production and meeting space in Amsterdam West. Bart- Jan will share his story of ups and downs in opening their second location.
  • Managing director of Kajola and A Beautiful Mess, Olubunmi Okolosi. Bunmi is the founder of Kajola an International Hospitality, a food and beverage consultancy company that finds solutions for start-ups, scale-ups and corporates. A former London restaurateur now based in Amsterdam, Bunmi has worked with some of the world’s leading chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, and entrepreneurs. Former clients include Arabica Food & Spice Company (Time Out London’s Best Restaurant), Lima London (1-star Michelin restaurant), and The Student Hotel (international hospitality start-up). With Kajola, Bunmi can lend his passion and expertise to those who are eager to make their mark in the food and hospitality sectors. The team has over 30 years of experience establishing leading food and beverage concepts, restaurants, cafes, and retail items. Recent projects include Fosbury & Sons, Restaurant Felix, Makom along with the Rembrandt Park development.

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19:30 Virtual walk-in

20:00 Talks and Q&A

21:30 Closing