Join the FIN team!

FIN is seeking a creative individual to be a communications and social media point person. This intern will be responsible for monitoring and managing several social media and communications platforms — including Facebook and Twitter — managing and updating FIN’s monthly content calendar, and producing FIN’s bi-monthly newsletter. See position description for more information and… Read more »

FIN Center business plan is coming together

We are moving along on the business plan for the Food Innovation Center. This month the FIN Center working group and business team are discussing the financial model, partnership selection criteria and project schedule (e.g. fundraising, construction, etc.). The plan is on target to be completed early July.

The first cohort of FIN Entrepreneurs convened today

The entrepreneurs had their first meeting together today. We had a great discussion on peer learning opportunities, business development trainings and rent structures for the pilot kitchen space. The entrepreneurs will begin meeting monthly and will be doing a training on pricing this month. Meanwhile, we continue exploring other kitchen facilities in the area and… Read more »

Dieynaba Kouyate, Saran African Market

Dieynaba Kouyate - Saran African Market

SeaTac business owner, Dieynaba, opened Saran African Market in 2010 in honor of her mother, Saran, who owned and operated a food wholesale and distribution business in Côte d’Ivoire. Dieynaba’s own journey began when she immigrated to the US in 2002, following the passing of both of her parents, with the goal provide financial support… Read more »