FIR Interview: Rossi Mitova, CEO and Co-Founder Farmhopping, at #LeWeb London

FarmhoppingBridging the gap between farms and city people who are interested in sustainable farming is the central idea behind Farmhopping, a global web platform to support small sustainable farms and communities by giving them an opportunity to access additional funding, launch natural products into new markets and converse with a pool of dedicated, supportive customers.

FIR co-host Neville Hobson met with Farmhopping CEO and co-founder Rossi Mitova at the LeWeb London 2013 conference on June 5 to hear her vision for Farmhopping, the power of communities and the role social media plays.

Mitova explains how Farmhopping can solve two of the main problems faced by farms: finding and reaching customers and securing financing.

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About our Conversation Partner

Rossi Mitova“Hello, my name is Rossi Mitova and I am the founder of Farmhopping. I graduated in investment and financial risk management in London. My future was predetermined. I was to start my career in the financial world where endless 100 hour working weeks in the City awaited me. I can’t say I found this prospect really exciting and I nurtured my passion for the outdoors with sports such as skiing and kite surfing.

“One day Michael took me to the farm in Kresna and I realized that being in the mountains and around animals is something that makes me feel exceptionally close to nature. I made a choice then and there: I left my corporate future behind and I took the road less travelled. I realize however that this is not a decision that everyone can take so I thought why not allow people around the world to be part of this amazing lifestyle without having to quit their jobs?

“And this is Farmhopping.”

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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