Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma
Entrepreneur, Mother, Small Business Champion
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Deepti Sharma

A lifelong entrepreneur, Deepti is the CEO and Founder of FoodtoEat, a community-minded catering concierge service. She started FoodtoEat in 2011 to connect immigrant, women and minority-owned food vendors to opportunities for growth - ultimately helping them strengthen their own business skills. FoodtoEat helps businesses feed employees great food and build stronger & more diverse work cultures. She is also a Co-Founder of Bikky, a platform solving customer engagement for restaurants.

As a mother and small business owner, Deepti is a vocal advocate for policies that benefit these communities. She served on the Board for the Business Center for New Americans, a non-profit that encourages immigrant entrepreneurship by providing micro-loans and financial education. She also writes about how companies can modernize motherhood in the workplace, and mentors female entrepreneurs as part of the NYC Mayor’s WE NYC initiative.

Deepti is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumnae, and an avid runner. She lives in Queens with her husband (Abhinav Kapur) and two children (Zubin & Chetan).

 

Writing

4 Ways Being An Entrepreneur Can Make You A Better Parent

How to Make The Workplace Work For Parents (And For All)

Press & Mentions

Brave Not Perfect Podcast with Reshma Saujani

Thrive Global: A Forbes 30 Under 30 on What It Is Like to Be a Young Female Founder

Forbes: This Founder Helps Food Carts Owners Become Big-Time Entrepreneurs

Forbes: Mentors Matter

Testimonials

"Deepti led an inspiring and unconventional conversation at our IIDA Pioneering Design, Agents of Change event. Her perspective on how the labels we impose on ourselves, or that others impose on us,  can be a vehicle for action -not just re-action, really hit home and forced us to think differently. We appreciated being pushed outside of our comfort zone and admire Deepti for her courageous work and activism." 

-- Erin Ruby, Erin Ruby Design & Stacy Marcus, Workframe


As the Public Programs Manager at the Museum of Food and Drink, I work with all kinds of speakers and moderators, from chefs to food writers to entrepreneurs. Deepti stands out to me as one of the more thoughtful and adept moderators that I have had the pleasure of working with. Her apparent care and confidence made the panelists comfortable, which allowed for surprising and fruitful connections that may not have been reached without her preparation and guidance. As a moderator you must be able to do your research, listen intently, and make new connections between panelists, information, and the audience, often on the fly; Deepti made this difficult job look easy.

- - Colin Walker, Museum of Food & Drink (MOFAD)

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