We have reached the end of our article-series Entrepreneur Admiration, and we round it off with one last fiery soul, Thor Thorøe – founder of Social Foodies. Many might know Social Foodies for their delicious ice creams and lovely cream puffs, though there is much more to Social Foodies than the breathtaking delicacies. Social Foodies is a sustainable quality concept and a socioeconomic business that helps socially exposed through projects in Africa and Denmark. That’s admirable, and therefore we’ve asked Thor about his life, thoughts, and dreams as an entrepreneur.
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How did it all begin?
“It all started in Africa in 2010, where I invested in a night club, which I transformed into a chocolate factory. Afterwards, a few investments in Africa followed, among other an ice cream shop in Kampala, Uganda and a dairy in Mozambique. All together these projects have helped thousands of people out of deep poverty. I very much believe in the individual human being and its abilities to survive and make a living for him/herself. So, that was the result of our projects, and the concept still lives today – we seek to change the industry by buying goods directly from minor farmers while cutting away all the expensive intermediaries. It’s a system that has survived since the very first Europeans began voyaging 500 years ago.”