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Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars: How Bogota Latin Bistro Got Launched! with owner Farid Ali Lancheros

April 4, 2013

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Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018

                                                                                                                                                                   How Bogota Latin Bistro Got Launched!  with owner Farid Ali Lancheros

Come hear how a successful restaurant in Park Slope got its start from owner Farid Ali Lancheros. 

Bogota Latin Bistro & Mojito Bar in Park Slope continues to celebrate success in a field where a majority of new restaurants do not make it past the one-year mark. Farid Ali Lancheros and co-owner George Constantinou Fernandes, both with no experience running a business learned the ropes and made it work.

Farid and George joined in the Brooklyn Public Library's inaugural business-plan competition, PowerUP! sponsored by Citigroup Foundation and spent hundreds of hours at the library scouring reference databases and learning all they could about the restaurant business, took home PowerUP!’s first ever top prize: $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in business-related services.  In 2005 they opened their restaurant and made their vision a reality. Come hear how they did it!

Seating is limited and is on a first come first seated basis.

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