Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
As a teenager, I was passionate about changing the school system so more pupils would appreciate school, become curious and feel engaged, by being able to influence their own situation. It started in high school with a few education reforms, among others, reconstructed school boards with students in majority. This lead to a request of joining the regional council of education same week as I turned 18 (minimum age was 18 years, responsibility of a budget of
>$100M and >50 schools), where we did some though changes, that later also paid back with more money budgeted for education. Same year, I got elected by the people into the municipality council in Sodertalje, Sweden in official elections, and reelected 4 yrs later. I believe that by setting high expectations and trust in people, you get rewarded with an organization of motivated high achievers.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We have partnered with several NGOs and development agencies to both increase access to farmers and to test and iterate our product with customers. We are also working with several tech start-up advisors and mentors, connected to us through the Mulago Foundation, Google Solve for X, Feeding the Accelerator (World Expo Milan 2015), and the Unreasonable Institute.