This week we meet with Stefany Nieto, the COO of Gwella Mushrooms. We cover Stefany’s journey from working on sustainable projects at an early age to her work at Gwella and her experiences with psychedelics. We talk about killer bees 🐝 in Kenya, water filtration 💧in India, growing food 🌱 in the Arctic, Gwella’s product philosophy 🧠, and much more. This episode is packed with insights. Enjoy.
🧠Memorable Quotes 🧠
“It wasn’t my place to tell them how to do things or what to do but rather to ask them what they wanted to do and how could I support that. It really shaped the way I do business now.”
“Nothing will stagnate, things will move on, even if they don’t seem like they will in that moment.”
“It’s a real healthy balance to be able to dream big but also look at what we can realistically do and set realistic timelines.”
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More about Stefany & how to connect
Stefany is a 26-year-old entrepreneur whose early life was characterized by adaptation and resilience despite immigration woes, loss, and financial hardships. Her values have taken her around the world, re-conceptualizing ideas and creating meaningful impact, including water purification in India and micro-loans in Kenya.
As a full-time student at 19, Stefany dove headfirst into her first company, Green Iglu, a NFP tackling food insecurity in remote Canada, including the Arctic, through tech and training. After eight years, Stefany is now exploring a new space, wellness, and psychedelics, through Gwella as Co-Founder and COO. The company is focused on designing mushrooms for modern life. Deeply committed to Toronto’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Stefany continues to consult for startups and mentor low-income women and newcomers to Canada as the launch their entrepreneurial journeys.