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Jolijt Tamanaha

Jolijt Tamanaha

Co-founder and COO

Farmplicity, LLC

Co-founder of Farmplicity and WUSTL student


Farmplicity, LLC

Co-founder and COO

Farmplicity is an online marketplace where farmers sell directly to chefs. It was launched in St. Louis in April of 2013 and has 90+ farmers and 80+ restaurants signed up in St. Louis alone.

Idea Stage Business Development:
♦ Organized the team's progress
♦ Developed a business model
♦ Developed a marketing strategy
♦ Wrote the business plan
♦ Conducted industry analysis
♦ Worked with lawyers to form the business entity

Business Development:
♦ Led the launch of the product
♦ Made strategic decisions about the direction of the company
♦ Reached out to and negotiated with potential investors
♦ Worked with CTO and CEO to incorporate customer feedback into the product development

Direct Sales:
♦ Acquired the platform's initial group of customers
♦ Doubled the total value of the sales processed through the site in a month
♦ Responsible for generating sales through phone calls, meetings, and emails with clients

♦ Generated press coverage
♦ Organized events
♦ Managed brand on social media

Career medium 02
Career medium 03

Creator and Writer

♦ wrote posts in which I reviewed a dish on campus, gave tips for cooking in a dorm room, supplied a recipe, or reviewed a restaurant
♦ Managed brand and increased readership through social media presence
♦ Designed blog through Wordpress



Summer Associate

♦ created marketing plans for two restaurants
♦ executed the early stages of a marketing plan
♦ read and critiqued restaurant business plans
♦ created kitchen inventory management Excel sheets
♦ attended the kitchen design, architecture, and financial proforma meetings related to the early development stages of a new restaurant

Career medium 04

Ibby's Campus Bistro

Kitchen Intern

♦ assisted the line cooks in prepping food for service
♦ cooked on the line at the fryer

Ibby's Campus Bistro


Impact! Communication

Design Intern

♦ developed a blog for Faiths For Safe Water
♦ designed graphics to raise awareness about the global water crisis

RCano Events


Leila Noor

Research Intern

♦ researched funding opportunities for council member Peter Vallone
♦ found grants for a not-for-profit community center in New York.

Nicola Maurello

Design Intern

♦ designed the menu and a logo for Cana Wine Bar in Manhattan
♦ designed the menu for Pasticcio at DeKalb Market in Brooklyn

Washington University in St. Louis

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science

Baccalaureate School for Global Education