I am a passionate human resources management entrepreneur who acquires trains and retains talents. I am a peer counselor who offers career guidance to the youth. I liaise with industry to recruit the best hands and brains needed for productivity.
I work as the HR Director of Casa Trasacco Limited and the Founder of HR Network Africa (a hub of HR professionals across Africa and Europe). With the professional hub of 400 HR professionals across diverse industries I engage think tanks to educate and equip these individuals with knowledge needed to excel at work and drive productivity for industries. I focus on areas of need and engage experts from all levels to help prepare industries most needed hands (HR managers) in dealing with industries greatest assets – its PEOPLE.
I am an advocate for equal work for equal pay and gender rights leader. I have had great knowledge in banking , insurance, research, media and teaching. I love to see growth in all things and desire to see a world where we can maximise our wealth in every way possible. Desirous of learning and networking all over the world. Love innovations and very curious to know new things on a daily basis.
I love youth empowerment and engaging the youth through workshops, symposium and talks. I mentor young people especially women in discovering their true potentials. I engage in rural poverty alleviation projects as I find that very fulfilling engaging people who need help and assisting them with better ways of doing things.
I work full time for Casa Trasacco Limited as the Human Resource Director.
Business development, Project Management and Marketing specialist with an over ten-year experience in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility, IT and FMCG within small and big global companies. Strong ability to develop long-term relationships with people from different cultural, social and economic backgrounds. Strategic mindset, strong negotiation skills, effective communication and power to influence.
Economist (sustainability) with 10 years experience in international development and strong analytical and advisory skills. Main expertise is in agriculture and rural development, agro-industry, rural microfinance, enterprise development and climate. Recently completed a Certificate in Sustainable Finance from Columbia University, New York, with a focus on economics of climate change and renewable energy.
Educational background in civil engineering and more than 14 years of experience in so many construction projects now working in Public Transit to bring people closer to their destination with a focus on accessibility. COVID-19 triggered my passion for finding a solution to create a sustainable and affordable food market across the North America. BuyLocalMarket is expected to be the solution.
Monica Kang is a creative educator who is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. As the Founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, Monica teaches creativity in a tangible, practical, and relatable way regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been awarded across numerous platforms, including The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). She is also the author of Rethink Creativity: How to Innovate, Inspire, and Thrive at Work. Driven by her lifelong love of knowledge, she is also an adjunct professor at BAU International University where she teaches entrepreneurship and leadership. Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert in international affairs. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.
Peter is a results-oriented and accomplished Group General Manager with over 5 years experience in the hospitality industry. He is proficient in improving processes and driven to cut company costs while growing company revenue through innovative management techniques. Peter has managed staff development and training across different hospitality sectors. He has an extensive academic background and management experience in hotel management. To enhance his skills and marketability, Peter has participated in certificate programs such as the Barman’s Guild Certificate and Wine Course Certificate. He has also taken additional non-degree granting courses in floral arrangements, cake decoration and interior design to increase his substantive knowledge. Peter is an effective communicator with strong marketing skills; is proficient with Microsoft Office suite; and is fluent in English and Setswana .
I am Ewelle Sylvester Williams, a Liberian , and an entrepreneur that support the growth and development of young people. I have a Technical experiences on Information Systems Management (ISM). Been working with local farmers through the means of transformation of out sector to the more easier and advanced methods In other to make work accessible at all time. I am currently managing this Network of young people that is will to contribute to our country growth and development.
Manuela Hernandez is the recipient of a Masters of Science in the Foreign Service from Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She specialized in International Development and completed a summer consultancy in 2018 at the World Bank Agricultural Global Practice for East Asia and the Pacific Region. Her research focused on agricultural resilience against natural disasters for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Manuela lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is currently in Virginia until travel restrictions are lifted.
Over the past 15 years, Jessica has worked a variety of food-related jobs ranging from farmer to restaurant manager to chef to teacher to author. In 2011 she received her BA in Anthropology from SUNY New Paltz with a concentration in food and culture. Most recently she received her Masters in Gastronomy with a Culinary Arts certification from Boston University. Since graduating, Jessica has continued to deepen her understanding of food and how it relates to our human experiences. This wide array of knowledge has helped shape her unique approach to cooking which focuses on the connection between the sources of our food and their consumption.
Currently in the Washington, D.C. area. U.S. Federal employee since 2006, specializing in Korea, Asia, trade policy, and negotiations. 2006-2012 at the International Trade Administration within U.S. Department of Commerce working on Korea and Taiwan –including Free Trade Agreement negotiations with South Korea and Trade and Investment Framework Agreement negotiations. 2012-2014, Vice Consul at U.S. Embassy Manila. 2014-2015, Vice Consul at U.S. Embassy Seoul. 2015-2016, Trade Officer at U.S. Embassy Seoul. 2016-2018, Economic and Commercial Office for the Office of Agricultural Policy, U.S. Department of State and member of U.S. delegation to the World Trade Organization Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum’s Food Security committees and Food Safety Cooperation Forum. 2018-present, Kyrgyzstan Desk Officer.
Head of Business Development @ Ambrosus
As a blockchain and IoT platform, the Ambrosus Network (AMB-NET statistics here) provides a framework and all of the relevant tools for collecting, storing, and sharing data in a secure and integral fashion. In relation to the Internet of Things (IoT) Ambrosus pioneers first-of-its kind encrypted IoT devices and gateways, that allow for secure and efficient data collection from the physical world.
Complacent to multiple other ongoing collaborations, in 2020 we have launched pilot projects with quality control company QSS Global and crewing agency Navis Crew Management who will leverage our Native Blockchain AMB-NET for secure data management. Furthermore, our company has been selected as partner to the United Nations 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems and also recognised as one of the Rising Stars by the EU (EIT), one of only 15 companies in Europe to receive such an honour.
We resolve 4 main issues for manufacturers and logistics companies:
- Proof of product origin
- Secured immutable storage of quality and shipment documents
- Easy tracking of your assets
- Decentralized collection of all important statistics about supply chain process and final consumers.
I am interested in all things: food sustainability, strategy and entrepreneurship.
Food Tech Entrepreneur, an Economist, experienced strategy consultant and strong people leader with a data-driven analytical mindset, collaboratively solving complex problems across organizations. Combined +5 years’ experience working with large institutions on various topics, including Strategy Consultation, Design Thinking, Financial Modeling, Analysis & Valuation, Mergers&Acquisitions, Market Research & Analysis and Networking, Planning & Alliance Building.
I can speak English, French, Chinese, Turkish and Japanese. Feel free to chat!
Babatunde is a consultant and a food safety expert. He works with FutuX Agri-consult as the Lead Strategist. FutuX provides extension services to farmers in Nigeria through training and capacity building, visits and group formation.
Looking at regenerative agriculture, food waste, food consumption, packaging and food systems transformation. Working for 15 years in sustainable development, mainly with Latin America and specially in climate change.
Worked with exponential technologies to look at solutions for food wastage and alternatives for packaging.
Community builder. Problem solver & solution seeker. Making the change happens.
Connector of people, ideas and opportunities to transform continuously. Slow traveler. Conscious environmentalist, minimizing trash and personal footprint during 8 years.
Soraya Hosni is an anthropologist and entrepreneur. Her unique journey from parisian suburbs, to remote pacific islands, active volcanoes or conflict zones allows a unique societal understanding that she brings into the most innovative problem solving. After an active professional and academic career, she decided to return to Tunisia and work from within to preserve culture and advance impact in business.
Her latest ventures includes Red Kabus an agrotech business empowering olive oil producers, wholesalers, and retailers in their quest for a premium product that meets market needs
I am a structural engineer and freelance digital marketer. I worked with more than 15 small businesses in managing and launching their digital marketing campaigns last year and more than 50 companies so far. I joined BuyLocalMarket team as a digital marketer.
I am a recent IDEV graduate passionate about market-based, innovation-driven and inclusive solutions to social sector challenges. My research interests have fallen in water and sanitation service delivery, public health, microfinance and SME development, and I am particularly fascinated by issues of consumer behavior and technology adoption in global development. Hope to take this opportunity to learn more about food supply chain.
CMU ECE ’23
I started my journey in the maker movement at the age of 12 and now I am enrolled to study engineering & robotics in Carnegie Mellon University.
My achievements include
- Grand Prize winner in Amazon’s international voice activated challenge for my IOT Smart Mirror.
- Quarter million views on my invention and tutorial website.
- Published in UK-Based Hack-Space Magazine, ZaoBao Newspaper, Vulcan Post, Yahoo!, and other media coverage by Intel, Autodesk, Hackaday, and Instructables.
- Judge on national television for ‘Robotics & Technology’ category, Star young achievers awards.
- Speaker in conventions such as IOTAsia, Campus Party, Maker Faire, InspireNEXT etc.
Sharing my passion for learning has been an integral part of my ‘Making’ journey since I was young. At the age of 14, I joined XPC: one of Singapore’s first Makerspaces where I designed the electronics fab-lab and mentored fellow makers. At the age of 15, I helped organize Maker’s Block: one of Singapore’s first Makerfaires. Here I gave talks on 3D printing and taught the intro to soldering workshop. At the age of 16, I interned at Qwikfab: a 3D printing startup. Here I was a key member in the design team that built their flagship 3D printer– The Beast 2.0– for clients like NUS, RedHat Linux, and A-Star. I have also worked under AIG on media creation, Imran Repair in repairing consumer electronics, and the Liter of Light initiative in India to build & install solar street lamps in villages without electricity.
At the age of 19, I started my own STEM education company Tinker Spark in Singapore to prepare kids for success in a digital 21st century. I pioneered novel ways to teach robotics, computer science, and electronics in an appealing manner to young children. Using my teaching style, I created digital courses officially accredited by Microsoft Makecode & also taught kids aged 8-16.
I am always happy to chat about Maker & STEM education topics.
Entrepreneurial and driven executive with 20 years of experience in financial markets, business development, cross-functional team leadership, and client acquisition across multiple markets. Highly motivated, persuasive, and tenacious leader with a proven track record of achieving positive business results via strategic planning, identifying new markets, developing business processes, and unlocking new sources of revenue. Expertise in tracking budget commitments, coordinating development priorities, supporting key initiatives, and promoting the highest standards of corporate governance. Extensive network of global business contacts, with an especially strong presence in EMEA, APAC, and the USA. Recognized as a creative, results-oriented leader with exceptional communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
An accomplished executive director and board member with experience founding and growing a travel technology business. Selected to participate in the 7th Global Entrepreneurial Summit (GES 2016) in Silicon Valley by the US Department of State and hosted by former US President Barack Obama. Active within the industry and community, serving as a member of WISTA (Women in International Shipping and Trade Association), a mentor for Greek entrepreneurs, and, formerly, as the Government Liaison for the Hellenic Business Association of Singapore.
Proud father of 4. Sustainable dreamer willing to contribute for a better world.
B Lab Portugal Executive Director.
Founder & Managing Parter at Less, Lda (efficiency – support companies to do more with less resources).
Board member experience at non profit organisations active in social inclusion.
Worked at EDP Foundation supporting social business start-ups.
More than 12 years experience in managing start-up projects in Energy and Life Sciences. Experience in business development, management, consulting, social business and board of a PSI-20 energy company.
Interested in sustainability, innovation, design; project structuring, development and management; science and technology management and commercialization.
Executive MBA AESE/IESE
INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme
Management Renewable Energies Programme, Portuguese Catholic University
Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict and Courage, Harvard Kennedy School
“Master of Science in Science and Technology Commercialisation”, IC2 Institute, Texas University
PhD in Molecular Cytogenetics, Lisbon Technical University
Graduation on Applied Chemistry/Biotechnology, Lisbon New University
Parth went from a school student to a 6-figure business owner at the age of 14 with several honours from Governments, ministries, organisations with features in ample media channels. Parth started his ventures independently, from ground zero, self-taught himself & believes in the mindset of spreading the same spirit of entrepreneurship, creativity & knowledge to empower more individuals & individuals, primarily his age. Parth believes in disrupting the traditional systems of education, growth & career in the long term.
Parth is a 17-year-old entrepreneur & has extensive knowledge in the fields of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming/Electronic Sports, Neurotechnology, Neuromarketing, User Experience, Business Execution, Mass Media & Public Speaking.
Parth is the Patent Holder, CEO & Owner of Project Threely, Threely drastically bridges the gap between blockchain & its adopters by providing an identifier to blockchain wallet address which makes interacting with them extremely convenient & fluent. Threely’s mission is to provide reliable and streamlined blockchain-based exchange services to everyone with the maximum ease possible.
Parth’s is the founder of Project Hetu, an accelerator for a non-profit community of creative individuals & organisations who seek to solve problems, network professionally, collaborate on projects & make the world a better place. Project Hetu is associated with ample supporting services, mentors & investment funds.
Parth, through Innovate Future focuses on promoting startups & young entrepreneurs around India through skill-building workshops, seminars & sartup programs. Parth’s projects & innovations have been addresses on various media platforms like Rajasthan Patrika, TOI, F6S, StartupBootCamp, & more.
Parth & his initiatives are associated with Delhi’s Ministry of Education helping them promote Young Entrepreneurship & Skill-building in students as well as DOIT&C of Rajasthan, India.
Parth is also the board member of Learning Hotspot Initiative (Peer-to-Peer Learning) which got an invitation on board by Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje & Team at Rajasthan’s biggest Hackathon – Digifest Udaipur.
Parth got invited into Microsoft Student’s Partner Program at the age of 17, being the world’s 4th high-school student selected into Microsoft’s Initiative. Parth’s on-growing interests in the field of Blockchain, AI & Gaming is helping to generate more awareness on the latest tech through seminars, workshops, hackathons in enthusiasts.
I would define myself as a creative entrepreneur and gender equality advocate. I am passionate about designing disruptive initiatives and projects that promote gender equality and advance women’s careers in creative industries such as music and cinema.
Through @la_fabrique_art_studio, I work to build prosperous communities and economies by contributing to shaping the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. La Fabrique provides creatives with a community-driven art and culture space, incubates creative entrepreneurs, hosts art residencies, and musical healing practices that promote inclusion for youth with special needs.
Keith D. Smith III is Marketing at DMM DAO, Communications at Blockchain Acceleration Foundation, Blockchain Enthusiast.
Publicist, influencer marketing manager, content marketing strategist, and the founder of a communications agency based in South Florida. Working with public figures, e-commerce brands, and technology startups across the United States, Keith helps his clients create and develop persuasive brands that touch people in the audiences that matter most.
The Internet of Value (Industry 4.0)
Financial and technical literacy for a more inclusive, equitable society
“Banking” the 1.7B unbanked adults (estimated ~50% own smartphones)
Democratizing access to yield (permissionless access to yield-bearing Defi Money Market account)
Protecting user privacy (decentralizing data & digital identity w/cryptography)
Promoting the acceptance of accredited blockchain courses at universities across California and Mexico.
Assisting in the hosting of blockchain education, hackathon, and networking events.
Bringing decentralized finance to a mobile phone near you.
Defi Money Market Foundation allows citizens to earn yield on real-world income-generating assets represented on chain from your favorite wallet!
I missed the beginning of the internet. Growing up in the middle of web 2.0 technologies, I saw the implications for distribution and e-commerce. I thought that was it. Trillions of dollars are moving from bank vaults to digital accounts. How much more revolutionary could the transformation of value transfer get? Mid 2017, I learned about the wonders of internet magic money and distributed consensus mechanisms. It was then that I realized that there was a much deeper layer to the digitization of value. A layer that enables instant access to financial services to billions. I have come to realize that blockchain and distributed computing is what the internet is all about. This is the internet of value.
Town Supervisor of Irondequoit: suburb of Rochester, NY
Irondequoit Town Supervisor Dave Seeley was sworn into office on April 18, 2016 after being unanimously appointed by the Town Council. Previous to his appointment, he served as a Town Councilman since 2014.
Dave was born in Irondequoit and is a 1999 graduate of Irondequoit High School. He graduated from Allegheny College (PA) in 2003, and received his Masters in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport in 2014.
Prior to serving as Supervisor, Seeley spent several years as a Senior Advisor to New York State Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle, where he focused on high-level projects, legislative policy and economic development initiatives throughout the Greater Rochester region. From 2011 to 2013, Seeley served as the Governor’s Regional Representative for the Finger Lakes Region, where he coordinated several initiatives on behalf of the Executive Chamber.
Dave is a member of Irondequoit Kiwanis, the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce and multiple other civic organizations in Town. He lives in the Laurelton neighborhood of Irondequoit.
Lindsey Breier received an MA in International Economics & Development from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C. in 2019. While at SAIS, she concentrated her studies in sustainable food systems development and completed a year-long consultancy with the first plant-based asset management firm in Mexico.
Professionally, Lindsey works in sustainable agriculture and agribusiness consulting. She has previously worked with GAIN, ACDI/VOCA, and IFPRI and currently consults for the GIC Group. Her work provides a better understanding of the links between human, animal, and environmental health (‘one health’) within global food chains. She aims to support investments in sustainable food systems which result in responsible social, health, and environmental outcomes.
I am 30 years old, former business and computer science student from the TUM in Munich, and now co-founder of Mitakus analytics. I founded Mitakus due to my passion for food and the food waste problem, but also because I am an enthusiast in AI and Data Science topics.
After years of witnessing shocking amounts of food waste in Hungary, Sobras founder Gergely Szilagyi set out to devise a market solution for a major problem of food waste by decreasing inefficiencies in the supply chain from food source to end consumer. Since, it came online in 2018, Sobras’ parent company, Redinner has connected 66 restaurants with 15,000 individuals in the Budapest area, with over 42,000 meals sold. Seeing the success and potential in Hungary, the company launched its product globally in 2020 being interrupted by COVID-19 in March.
Millicent Calinog Tracey is a fintech product consultant specializing in B2B payments. In her last role as SVP of Payments APIs at Wells Fargo, Millicent led the strategy & delivery of the Wells Fargo Gateway and their Payment APIs, and set an industry standard for payment APIs (https://www.afinis.org/). Throughout her career, Millicent has leveraged her background in law, tax, treasury management and customer-centered design to develop digital solutions for business customers. Millicent is also a strong advocate of female leadership, and was selected to participate in the Money20/20 Rise Up program. She is an Advisor to Tech2Empower USA which works with 40-50 women’s rights & social justice leaders and their respective non-profit organizations from across the US. She is also a sponsor for Kids Play International (whose mission is to promote gender equity through sport and the Olympic values in post genocide impacted countries), and an executive producer of Bias https://www.biasfilm.com/ (a film that examines unconscious gender bias and how it affects us socially and in the workplace).
John Poor is a business development professional and the recipient of a Masters in International Economics & Law from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His research centers around international trade and agriculture, with particular emphasis on supply chain resilience and sustainability.
Currently, John is working with a team of four to found and grow Homni LLC, an international supply chain consultancy with aims to transform agriculture into the leading industry for social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
John lives in Washington D.C. with his former SAIS colleague, Jessup teammate, co-founder of the Law and International Organizations Society, co-funder of the Fund for Education Abroad College Breakout Scholarship, co-rider for the cross-country Cycling for Access project, and fiancé, Sarahann Yeh.