Why am I doing this?

It's very important to lead with your WHY in all that you do and create. I am a small business owner in Baltimore/DC Metro Area, and I have lived in this region for 10+ years. Cureate works with food and beverage business owners on their business development, marketing, and operations so that they are able to maintain consistent cash flow to support their families and to contribute back into their communities.

But in building Cureate, I also have realized a bigger dream. I strive to create connections that result in shared positive economic outcomes. What a world this could be if our money circulated between those at the top and bottom more freely — that all of us could become investors with our purchasing dollars. 

Let’s co-create our future together.

I’m stating this very plainly because I’ve realized, as has the rest of the nation, that there is a great division between a lot of our neighbors across the United States. Time and time again, we see that those who tend to succeed (more often than not) are the ones who have been privy to certain networks based on the circle they were born into, or could afford to create better luck for themselves. It’s easier to take risks, and to operate from a mindset of opportunity, when you have options to fall back on.

Let’s systematize access to opportunity.

We wanted to create a space for all food and beverage entrepreneurs to access new business opportunities, so that we can all operate from a mindset of opportunity — instead of acting and reacting out of scarcity. When you operate out of scarcity, your time and resources become spread thin. Your time is the most valuable asset you have, and we dream of the day when everyone has the ability to create the quality of life they so desire to live in.

Let’s change the status quo today.

Cureate Connect is online platform that matches food & beverage entrepreneurs with new business opportunities from large businesses, name brands, and institutions. If you are an individual who has the ability to put your company’s purchasing dollars back into the local economy, we want to make it easier for you to do so. By joining our community, we’re saving you time and money through our procurement system — where we match entrepreneurs with your Requests for Proposals (RFPs). This is a first-ever procurement system for local goods.

I don’t know what’s to come in this next era of democracy, but what I do know is that we all need to step up to the plate and put our money where our mouth is. If you’re with me and want to learn more about how you can get involved — as a food/beverage entrepreneur, a buyer, or concerned consumer — let’s talk.

tl;dr — WHY am I doing this?

We exist to cureate connections between small business entrepreneur and big business buyer so that we can all live and work in more interconnected, economically-vibrant communities.