I had the opportunity to interview, Timothy R. Silva, a student at Johnson & Wales University with enthusiasm and a creative mind. Timothy noticed an opportunity to compete in a local university business competition and pursued it. He won the Johnson & Wales University Shark Tank Business Pitch Competition earning $5000 in start-up support from Johnson & Wales University. Next, he’ll be heading to Salt Lake City for the DECA International Career Development Conference with 40 Johnson & Wales University students to compete with other colleges and universities across the United States.
Curious about where the inspiration for Silva’s entrepreneurship came from, we set up an interview to learn more about his concept and team players. “The whole Radish idea started to develop when I was looking for a business to start. I knew I needed to meet a demand. And there are demands of healthy vegetarian food,” said Silva.
Radish chose Providence as a home base because Providence is a creative capital, with creative, intelligent, friendly, interesting people. Students from RISD, Johnson & Wales University, and Brown University are collaborating their individual talents and skill sets to enhance and glorify Radish.
“Rhode Island is the only place that we can find so many universities that are so close together, and this community can’t be copied and pasted from anywhere else in the world,” said Timothy R. Silva. Radish is a food truck that embraces healthy eating and creativity. Radish makes every effort to support Rhode Island local organic farms by securing their ingredients from local farmers here in Rhode Island. Radish is able to approach young and creative artists, chefs, entrepreneurs, and musicians in the Rhode Island community.
“This concept allows the energetic and prolific population on College Hill to show their work through the Radish website, blogs and other businesses that support our cause. The immense power and reach of networking will help Radish become a mobile environment able to satiate the hungry minds of our beautiful generation,” said Silva.
Timothy Silva is a college student who wakes up in the morning and goes to bed with the same passion and mission. Radish is about college students embracing the Rhode Island community. “We want everyone in the community to be involved. If you are in the community, then you are involved. “We are college students who just want our dream to come true,” said Silva.
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