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  • 1. Ensuring great harvests, nurturing educated farmers and creating efficient market systems to feed the existing demand for organic food worldwide
  • 2. Introduction
    • 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
    FACTS
    • Over 45% of food is lost through spoilage in developing nations, primarily, Africa.
    • Over 60% of the African population live/depend on agricultural income
    • Over 65% of farmers in Africa are small scale farmers
    • Improving agricultural productivity is essential for improving broad based economic growth, reducing rural poverty and counteracting food insecurity
    • Hunger and the cycle of poverty are two of the most significant developmental challenges the world faces today
    • In Africa, there exist no Agricultural platform that caters for the needs of the producers and the local consumers
    • Jola Venture forms the nucleus for a potential solution to alleviate Africa’s myriad crisis
  • 3. Problem = Opportunity
    • Lack of Food Preservation in Africa
        • Systemic Problems
        • Technological limitations
          • Power
          • Financial Means
      • Traditional Methods
        • Inefficient
        • Ineffective
        • Unhealthy
    Smoke drying Roof drying Direct exposure in sunlight
  • 4.
    • The SolPODs
    • 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
    • The SolPODS will foster micro-entreprepreneurs in the agriculture industry
    Our Solution
  • 5. Go To Market Strategy
    • Organize a nutrition awareness campaign
    • Work with farmer’s cooperatives
    • Establish a packaging & distribution center
    • Establish satellite warehouses in target regions
    • Establish a field translational lab
    • Create a food processing center
  • 6. Competitive Edge
    • Jola Venture’s patented SolPOD technology is the first of its kind in the continent
    • The SolPOD technology is inexpensive and proven to reduce drying time by a factor of over 100X
    • Jola Venture’s first mover’s advantage in Cameroon will cement it’s position in the region
    • Jola Venture has formed exclusive relationships with a network of over fifteen thousand farmers and growing to guarantee farming inputs to feed the demand
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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. 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. 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. 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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