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  1. 1. Ensuring great harvests, nurturing educated farmers and creating efficient market systems to feed the existing demand for organic food worldwide
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Jola Venture is a university born spin off with a patented innovation that harnesses the suns heat to dehydrate food as a revolutionary food preservation technique. It is a for profit company with a social mission – to make farmers more productive and profitable and providing them with access to innovation, capacity building training and better markets </li></ul>FACTS <ul><li>Over 45% of food is lost through spoilage in developing nations, primarily, Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 60% of the African population live/depend on agricultural income </li></ul><ul><li>Over 65% of farmers in Africa are small scale farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Improving agricultural productivity is essential for improving broad based economic growth, reducing rural poverty and counteracting food insecurity </li></ul><ul><li>Hunger and the cycle of poverty are two of the most significant developmental challenges the world faces today </li></ul><ul><li>In Africa, there exist no Agricultural platform that caters for the needs of the producers and the local consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Jola Venture forms the nucleus for a potential solution to alleviate Africa’s myriad crisis </li></ul>
  3. 3. Problem = Opportunity <ul><li>Lack of Food Preservation in Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Systemic Problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technological limitations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Means </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inefficient </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ineffective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unhealthy </li></ul></ul></ul>Smoke drying Roof drying Direct exposure in sunlight
  4. 4. <ul><li>The SolPODs </li></ul><ul><li>A low cost solution to food spoilage that uses a through pass technology to absorb the moisture content of food thereby preserving its taste, nutrients and increasing its shelf life </li></ul><ul><li>The SolPODS will foster micro-entreprepreneurs in the agriculture industry </li></ul>Our Solution
  5. 5. Go To Market Strategy <ul><li>Organize a nutrition awareness campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Work with farmer’s cooperatives </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a packaging & distribution center </li></ul><ul><li>Establish satellite warehouses in target regions </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a field translational lab </li></ul><ul><li>Create a food processing center </li></ul>
  6. 6. Competitive Edge <ul><li>Jola Venture’s patented SolPOD technology is the first of its kind in the continent </li></ul><ul><li>The SolPOD technology is inexpensive and proven to reduce drying time by a factor of over 100X </li></ul><ul><li>Jola Venture’s first mover’s advantage in Cameroon will cement it’s position in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Jola Venture has formed exclusive relationships with a network of over fifteen thousand farmers and growing to guarantee farming inputs to feed the demand </li></ul><ul><li>Jola Venture has formed partnerships with Universities at home and abroad to foster its experiential learning capability, assure sustainability and the creation of a field translational lab for related technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Jola Venture’s team is made up of a cadre of individuals with unique talent, skill sets, diverse backgrounds and networks to minimize any regulatory frictions and lead the company to success </li></ul>
  7. 7. JV – The University Center Piece Jola Venture Inc. College of Engineering College of Business Administration College of Arts & Sciences School of Technology Entrepreneurship Other Colleges
  8. 8. JV Network Jola Venture Inc. Northeastern University Farmer’s cooperatives in Cameroon Common Initiative Groups in Cameroon Universities in Cameroon Local NGO’s Cameroon Government
  9. 9. Business Dev’t Team Roland Fomundam – M.Sc in Technology Entrepreneurship Michael Cantalino – Candidate for B.Sc in Social Entrepreneurship Delaney Bannister – Candidate for B.A in Communication Studies Dr William Tita – Professor of Entrepreneurship
  10. 10. Technical Team Joshua Gomes – B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering Andrew Gawlak – B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering Nicholas Daggett – B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering Brian Arena - B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering Adam Khaw – Candidate for B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering Professor Mo Taslim – Professor of Mechanical Engineering at NEU
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