Tessa Clarke

Tessa Clarke

Tessa Clarke is the Co-Founder and CEO of Olio, a free app that tackles the problem of food waste and, in turn, climate change. The app aims to connect neighbours and communities so that surplus food can be given away rather than thrown away. Since its conception in 2015, Olio has grown to over 7 million global users and has won Tessa many accolades.

She is a knowledgeable, engaging, fun, personable, and passionate speaker, talking on various subjects surrounding innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

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Your explanation of the problem Olio is designed to help solve and how it’s doing this were compelling, as was how it’s becoming more than a food sharing app to those who use it, with far reaching and unexpected social benefits. The notion of Selfish Altruism and the denial-despair gap was a particularly powerful way of putting across something some of the leaders there are clearly struggling with – how to engage their employees and customers positively when many might prefer to put their heads in the sand. Sharing the Olio story shows how doing things differently leads to different results and if we’d had more time it would have been interesting to explore the business model and what it is like to run a virtual organisation.
Jessica, Reset Connect 

Following the client webinar yesterday afternoon, Jen has been in touch wanting to say a BIG thank you for being part of the project over the last couple of months or so. Jen said you were, “as ever, was a formidable force. A huge thank you from us all at RBC for her time and insight, we could have listened all much longer as it was such an engaging conversation”.
Rebecca, Royal Bank of Canada

Thank you so much. That was wonderful. No better way to spend a Wednesday lunchtime than hearing you inspiring and uplifting everyone with the Olio story and your vision for the future of the business and sustainable living more broadly. I particularly loved the discussion around mission-oriented employees, remote culture and conviction investors. I’ve already received so many messages of FF team and founders blown away:
“Best fireside chat yet”
“What a woman!”
“I want to work for her!”
Alice, Founders Factory 

Tessa, it was a really fantastic event, the feedback has been phenomenal – a few examples below:
“Well done!  You’ve set the bar very high for the next session.”
“That was a brilliant session.”
“Tessa was a fantastic and inspiring speaker.”
Karen, Beringea

A heartfelt thank you for joining our CP Women Leader’s Distinguished Alumni Panel this morning.
You are a true role model for what success looks like inside and outside of the firm. You brought a unique perspective that we don’t often get to hear – of the resourcefulness, talent and peer network that entrepreneurship demands.  The impact you are having on your community, and the world, through Olio is truly inspiring and we wish you all the success. Your genuine candor and perspective this morning were appreciated by all of us on the call.
Sajdeh, Boston Consulting Group

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