Today we’d like to introduce you to Kerel Fryar.
Kerel, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have gained valuable business experience during my 14-year career working in the capacity of a management consultant and innovation leader with public and private corporations. However, I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and burning passion to launch a technology-focused company. My entrepreneurial roots started early in my life, from running my own car stereo electronics business while in high school to running a successful personal chef and catering side business upon graduating from college.
One of my passions in life is cooking, I truly enjoy pouring my heart and soul into my culinary creations and having family, friends, and new acquaintances tell me how they enjoyed the experience. March of this year I decided to depart from my corporate career to launch my own food inspired technology startup. I had what I thought was a great idea for a technology startup to help passionate food entrepreneurs like myself. I had a chance to pitch my idea to a few venture capitalist and got recommended to participate in the 2018 Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley.
My startup was recently inducted into the 2018 Startup Grind Class powered by Google. Consideration included more than 6,000 applicants, from which Dynheer and 130 companies across 80 countries were handpicked for Startup Grind’s Global Conference.
Now my small team and I are in grind mode to bring our technology platform to life so we can provide Dynheer experiences to everyone!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
To be honest, nothing has been easy. Being the CEO of a newly formed small startup is exciting and challenging at the same time. I am wearing many hats and learning new things every day in order to make sure the company can grow and stay relevant. I have always loved challenges so I am certain hard work and determination will help overcome any obstacles.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Dynheer – what should we know?
Dynheer, pronounced “Dine Here”, aims to become an iconic, social meal-centric marketplace. The Dynheer network will connect passionate food entrepreneurs with customers who have limited time to cook and/or prefer the convenience of nutritious, home-cooked meals. Dynheer allows our customers to hire in-home personal chefs or dine-out in the home of a host chef for a unique culinary experience. No waiting in lines. No subscriptions. No dirty pots and pans. Dynheer enables customers to simply enjoy authentic, fresh meals, and it allows host chefs to connect with those who seek a unique dining experience—something beyond what they can expect in a restaurant.
Dynheer helps passionate amateur cooks – looking to take the next step, new chefs – looking to build a business, and experienced chefs – looking for more work flexibility. Our goal is to ensure our partner chefs have our support to launch and grow their culinary-focused business. Another goal is to provide our customers with convenience, vast options, and exceptional food experiences.
Lastly, the core value of my company is built upon social good. We are pledging to give back by launching our “Give A Meal” program. A portion of the profit from every plate served via Dynheer will be donated to provide a meal to domestic hunger-relief organizations.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Over the past months, my team and I have focused on fine-tuning the Dynheer platform, validating our market base and testing the market response to our business model. We have centered our efforts on building an intuitive design that will resonate with our end users and ensure a remarkable experience for all.
What will differentiate Dynheer from other dining options is our human-centric designed approach, which ensures we value our chefs, customers, and vendors as true partners.
- Website: www.dynheer.com
- Email: Info@Dynheer.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dynheer/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DynheerUSA/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/DYNHEER_USA