Mathias Charles Yabe, a third-year Communication Design student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and his co-founders will be competing in the finals of the 2021 Techstyle for Social Good International Competition.
Together with his co-founders Arina Machine and Dhruvika Sosa from Finland and India respectively, they started AkoFresh which is a Green Cold Chain Enterprise offering farmers practical and affordable preservation services to put an end to post-harvest losses, with Ghana as a pilot country.
Mathias’ AkoFresh is the only startup from Africa competing against twelve other finalists from around the world.
The Techstyle for Social Good International Competition seeks to award students who are innovating for social good globally through ‘techstyle’ (technology + lifestyle) innovation that can create positive environmental and social impact and incorporate textiles or agrifood technology.
As finalists, Mathias and his team are eligible for three prize packages: Grand Prize for Agrifood Category, Special Prize for Agrifood Category and the Community Prize.
Team AkoFresh are currently preparing for the final pitch and interview with the jury who will determine the grand prize winners.
However, the Community Prize will be awarded to the finalist team whose video gets the most likes on Instagram; as it is a consolation prize for finalists who do not win any of the grand prizes.
You can help Mathias and his team win the Community Prize by liking this video on Instagram and also follow @themillsfabrica in order for their votes to be counted. The deadline for public voting is September 13, 2021.
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