Faces of Entrepreneurship ft. Kokouvi Assigno

eHub uOttawa
2 min readFeb 16, 2023
Kokouvi Assigno, Founder & CEO of QuickMarket

To some, food carries memories — memories of friendships, home, and family. Most importantly, food is a beautiful medium for transmitting cultures and values. Quick Market, the first African ethnic food and groceries delivery company started by Kokouvi Assigno, has been devoted to increasing the visibility and awareness of ethnic groceries and foods. Never before have residents in Ottawa and Gatineau been able to shop online and have ethnic groceries delivered to their doorsteps. Now they can, all thanks to Quick Market.

Tell us about yourself, your professional background, and your business.

I am Kokouvi Assigno, an MSc Accounting, Certified Public Accountant student with 5+ years of work experience. I am also currently the CEO and Founder of Quick Market, ethnic foods and groceries delivery company. Thru our business, we aim to promote ethnic cultures by improving immigrants’ food experiences, as we know people new to Canada may miss or lose their cultures. Our mission is to bring them back to their cultures and help others discover new cultures as well through food.

What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

Entrepreneurship, as I see it, is the process of trying to bring an idea to fruition via the creation and distribution of goods and services that improve the quality of people’s lives in meaningful ways.

How are you entrepreneurial?

No matter who or what stands in my way, I tell myself that I just have to “keep going” and figure things out as I go.

How does an entrepreneurial mindset contribute to your life?

Our time and focus are our most precious commodities; in a world where everything seems to be changing at breakneck speed, we must continually be on the lookout for new approaches and ask ourselves, “How can I help make this world a better place to live?”

To learn more about Quick Market, click here.

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