The second Women Founders Meetup Tirana gathered the most prominent food bloggers in Albania. Hosted by Kikilicouss this meeting brought together the ladies that are shaping the food scene in the country and beyond.

The key speaker, Dhurata Thanasi from Luga e Argjendtë was the main speaker, sharing her journey, her passion for Albanian food and ingredients appealed to the present food bloggers to keep on doing what they are doing, and to also know the importance of food and its roots.

Kathleen Fritzsche (Swiss EP Entrepreneur in Residence) shared three successful business food models and also shared with the present food bloggers on how they can monetize their passion.

And most importantly, the amazing food blogger ladies present shared their experiences, challenges and their passion. It was a truly inspirational meetup with a presence of:

Kikiliciouss / Luga e Argjendtë / My sweet tooth cuisine / Arti Gatimit / Albanian Food Tours / Food travel by Djana / Mandarina / Unë Gatuaj / Ha Pi Tirana / BonBon Taste.

What we all got out of this meeting was the positive energy and the willingness to support each other, which is the main true focus of Womens Founder Meetup Tirana.


Women Founders Meetup Tirana initiative was first held by our dearest Akiko Takahashi on October 24th at Innovation Hub.

Led by the desire to support and encourage women entrepreneurship, Kikiliciouss (Kristi Janku) and Nina Cara (Entrepreneurship Community Builder/Facilitator and Country Program Officer at Swiss Entrepreneurship Program) decided to voluntarily bring this meetup format forward. Each month WFMT will provide a round table for women entrepreneurs and change makers who are committed to growing their company, found their company, support and mentor each-other and provide a wide circle of networking.

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Photography by Eranda Janku