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TFF Satellite Event – Malaysia Edition
About the Event
One of the many global satelite events to honour World Food Day 2019 and celebrate the launch of TFF (Thought For Food) Digital Labs!
The TFF Digital Labs is a first-of-its-kind digital accelerator and collaboration platform optimized for food and agriculture innovators in every part of the world. Our KL event will introduce TFF & The Digital Labs, along with an exciting announcement for our TFF Challenge, and a panel discussion on Sustainable Food & Agriculture -Ideas & How To Get There: Malaysia Edition, featuring some homegrown / Malaysian based food & agriculture entrepreneurs!
Join us at Startup Malaysia (Bangsar), one of our 100+ events happening globally to meet more the community of people passionate about sustainably feeding the world!
Panel: Sustainable Food and Agriculture
Ideas and How To Get There: Malaysia Edition
Philip draws on his interdisciplinary and multicultural background to align design, technology and business objectives. After nine years in edtech, he’s now working to connect families through a marketplace for home-cooked food. He also lends his time to Harvard Alumni for Global Development and has mentored young entrepreneurs at UNDP and startup events around the world.
Zi Xiang (Aco)
Co-Founder, Langit Collective
Zi Xiang co-founded Langit Collective in 2015, a social enterprise that aims to bridge the rural and urban divide by linking subsistence indigenous farming communities to the market. Zi Xiang is an actuary turned social entrepreneur/apprentice farmer. He’s now in the fields working with and learning from the indigenous communities to understand how they have been living sustainably off their ancestral lands and stewarding their environment to provide continuous sustenance. As the world is embarking on precision agritech, Langit Collective is espousing the anti-narrative of food sustainability through indigenous heirloom crops and traditional farming wisdom.
Rachel is passionate about the intersection of sustainability, business and technology, and wants to help make sure the world doesn’t exist one-third rich and two-thirds hungry. Through AgriMatch, an agri-tech social enterprise founded under the Telenor Youth Forum and Nobel Peace Foundation, we aim to empower farmers by optimising the agri-value chain and combating food insecurity with digital connectivity.
Co-Founder & CEO, Grub Cycle
Prior to Grub Cycle, Redza’s accounting background has landed him a 3 years stint at WorleyParsons before eventually using his expertise with numbers to help startups at Qeerad, an Angel Investment company that looks for promising startups to invest in. Not long after, Redza founded Grub Cycle and to date has led the startup in reducing more than 10,000 kgs of food waste while also representing Malaysia in multiple global competitions and programs due to the success of Grub Cycle. He believes in building a sustainable social enterprise ecosystem supported by an active community. Redza speaks at various social enterprise events and participated in multiple global competition such as Pitch at Palace Commonwealth edition which he was pitching in front of Duke of York in 2018.
About Thought For Food:
We are THE WORLD’S NEXT GEN INNOVATION ENGINE FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE.
We create, empower and support a new generation of leaders to solve our planet’s most pressing challenge: How to sustainably feed 10 billion people?
Our global food systems need innovation and collaboration, and the next generation possesses the creativity, passion and mindsets to create the change just in time. We are building our global footprint to equip young people everywhere at anytime with the values, approaches and connections they need to be successful changemakers and support them to navigate the critical early stages of their professional lives.
Proceeds from the event will go towards The Thought For Food™ Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.