Weigh is enthusiastic about food and restaurants. Before moving to San Francisco she worked as a restaurant manager in Kiasma and Ateneum in Helsinki. It was on the Kiasma terrace where she came up with the idea for her own start-up company, Appthetable. The app allows customers to order their food and drink from their seat, freeing the waiter to focus on delivering the orders faster.
Appthetable wants to create a communication channel between the customer and the restaurant.
“If a customer rates a dish and gives it two or three stars - similar to Uber, the restaurant can contact the customer afterwards and then improve their service.”
When Weigh is too busy to go to a restaurant, she orders a delivery using GrubHub, Caviar or Munchery. New food delivery services pop up in San Francisco all the time.
Women still tend to be a minority among the managers of these start-ups. Weigh was inspired when she heard that Grace Garey had founded the charity organisation Watsi where people can directly fund healthcare for individuals who live in third-world countries. Watsi's administration is funded separately, which means that every dollar donated goes to those in need.
“I like it that the founder is a young woman who decided to make her dream come true. I admire her solution-focused approach.”
During its first year of operations, Watsi managed to collect more than a million dollars from private donors.