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Interview date: December 17, 2019
Ivonne Gamboa is originally from Ecuador and since she was little she was always challenging the "status quo" which is why she decided to study civil engineering a "not so popular" career for a woman 19 years ago in Quito. She founded an engineering consulting firm in Ecuador in 2001 with her sister which has been operating for 18 years. Ivonne emigrated to Canada 13 years ago and fell in love with this great country.
Ivonne and team recently developed an app called GOAT which aims to reduce food waste by enabling businesses and households to connect buyers with their surplus food. GOAT was started from a personal story, when Ivonne and her family didn't realize how much food they were wasting. When family members moved from South America and asked if they could take their extra food they realized some families weren't as lucky as them and may be struggling to find affordable meals. GOAT connects food businesses or households with surplus food for families looking for great meals at an affordable or free price point with the goal of helping communities and protecting the environment by reducing food waste.
Follow GOAT on Instagram @goat_share and download the app for free in the Google Play or Apple APP store.
Goat Generation website: https://www.goatgeneration.com/
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