Why choose FAN Bilbao?
FAN Bilbao 2019 highlights and success stories
Founded by a raw vegan couple, Stefan Foldi and Marisha Zaporojan, based in Romania, Rawckers develops plant-based cheese and yoghurts made with butter from cashew nuts and almonds.
Thanks to FAN, Stefan gained new business skills which have helped him and his partner, take the business to the next level. With a professional mechanical background, the training provided essential business skills including tips for pitching such as being more persuasive and communicating more effectively about his venture.
Since joining the FAN programme in Bilbao, Stefan and Marisha are in the process of planning to start a company and production unit in Spain, targeted to the Iberian market. Thanks to his mentor, Stefan has now developed an excellent network in Spain. Azti, a leading food production and research centre in the Basque Country, has also been fundamental for providing Rawckers with advice on the Spanish consumer market, helping them to test and validate their products for Spanish consumers. Stefan was also able to benefit from the expertise of a Spanish lawyer, provided free of charge during the programme.