Kickstarting Tomato Jos in Nigeria
In the spring of 2016, Mira Mehta (HBS'14), faced a difficult decision. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, and winning the second place in the HBS New Venture Competition-Social Enterprise Track, she had moved to Northern Nigeria, where she founded the tomato paste company Tomato Jos. Though her brand had gained traction, however, she had, in the face of endless foreseen and unforeseen obstacles, yet to produce any actual paste. As the Nigerian government pondered new tariffs to protect local alternatives against the competition of ostensibly cheap and low-quality "killer tomato paste," Mehta considered a job offer from a major agricultural company that would secure her financially, but at the cost of her independence, and, perhaps, of her dreams.
- 2018 HBS
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