#292: Lessons Learned from Starting and Scaling 412 Food Rescue with Leah Lizarondo

Lessons Learned from Starting and Scaling 412 Food Rescue with Leah Lizarondo

Leah Lizarondo is the co-founder and CEO of 412 Food Rescue and the CEO of Food Rescue Hero, a technology platform that food rescue organizations like 412 use to facilitate food recovery.

Today, Leah shares her story, explaining why food rescue is so important and why she’s passionate about it personally. She explains what the Food Rescue Hero app is and discusses the practical ways it helps combat food waste. She offers her advice for creating an effective app and discusses what she has learned about the art of entrepreneurship. She shares her tips for fundraising and notes the importance of enjoying the journey. She discusses her identity as an immigrant, explaining how it affects her mission, and she shares her tips on promoting diversity effectively and respectfully. She offers her insight on leadership in the Covid era, notes the potential of technology to be a force for good, and emphasizes the power of micro acts of kindness.

“If you don’t ask, the default answer’s no.” – Leah Lizarondo

“Enjoy the journey. Enjoy where you’re at, and just grow.” – Leah Lizarondo

Key Takeaways this week on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

● The mission of Food Rescue Hero

● Leah’s advice for creating an effective app

● Tips for fundraising

● How to promote diversity

● Leadership in the COVID era

● Technology as a force for good

● The power of micro acts of kindness

Mentioned Resources:

412 Food Rescue

Food Rescue Hero

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

Henne Jewelers

Beratung Advisors

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