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Jasmine Bee

We are a bee product value chain improving social enterprise working to bring organic fair trade Tanzanian honey to international markets.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2013
  • Employees 3
  • Website jasminebee.org

Company Summary

Jasmine Bee is a startup bee product value- chain improvement social enterprise that seeks to affect poverty alleviation, environmental preservation, female economic empowerment and boost agricultural yields for small share farmers in rural Tanzania. Our structure would be that of a combined business and NGO by deploying a capacity building intervention in existing rural beekeeping communities and establishing a wholesale bee product enterprise.

Team

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    Jimi Akindele
    Co-Founder

    Olujimi Akindele is an attorney from the United States with a strong interest in sustainable development and rural electrification. These interests lead him to move to Tanzania and work at a local environmental and renewable energy NGO based in Dar es Salaam. He strongly believes that for African nations such as Tanzania to meet their development challenges the private sector must be harnessed in a way that supports cross-cutting social goods. Mr

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    Mee Jasmijn Bleijerveld
    Co-Founder

    Mee Jasminjn Bleijerveld is a trained architect from the Netherlands who has worked as a Project Manager in Europe and the United States. She has a strong passion for Beekeeping, moved to Tanzania with her family 2 years ago, where her husband has launched a biogas energy enterprise and she has immersed herself in the world of Tanzanian Apiculture while running a small retail business. Her passion led to her to meet the Tanzanian prime minister,

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    Eline Fransen
    Co-Founder

    Eline Fransen is an International Project Manager at a Dutch Bank and works with the other team members to support the development, strategy and organizational creation efforts of the export enterprise and the rural outreach project.

Advisors

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    Sidley Austin, LLP
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed