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Bay Area Ventures: August 5, 2019

Host Roland Vandermeer is joined by Komal Ahmad (Founder & CEO, Copia) and Adil Kassam (CEO, UNIFY) on the Monday, August 5, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.

Air Date: Monday, August 5, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

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Adil Kassam

Air Time: 7:00 pm
Featuring: Adil Kassam

Komal Ahmad

Air Time: 8:00 pm
Featuring: Komal Ahmad

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Komal Ahmad

Founder & CEO, Copia

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Komal Ahmad, founder and CEO of Copia, is Solving the World’s Dumbest Problem by reducing food waste and ending hunger globally. Komal has built Copia as a for-profit technology company that has already recovered over 2M pounds of perfectly edible food, feeding nearly 2M people this quarter, all while providing businesses and nonprofits with over $14M in savings.

Her company has managed food recovery from high profile events including Super Bowl 50 and the Oscars. Most recently, Copia served food to victims and first responders to the worst wildfires in California history. Copia is recognized as 1 of the top 3 startups run by women in the U.S. and 1 of the top 8 startups graduating out of Y Combinator.

Komal graduated from UC Berkeley with honors and has been awarded the University of California’s “30 Under 30” Global Food Changemaker, 2016 Social Entrepreneur of the Year and 2017 MIT Solver. She was named by Fast Company as one of the Most Creative People in Business and by Toyota as Toyota’s Mother of Invention. Marie Claire has highlighted her as one of the most powerful and impactful women in business. Komal is on Forbes 30 Under 30 and was also recently honored with the Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award.

 

Twitter- @gocopia | @Komal_Ahmad
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Adil Kassam

CEO, UNIFY

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Adil is a film, media, and tech entrepreneur who brings a loving heart to unifying humanity in meditation and elevating consciousness in all parts of the planet. As founder, visionary and CEO of UNIFY.org, he has partnered with the United Nations to host Global Synchronized Meditations on International Day of Peace, which engage millions of people in +1500 cities around the world. On August 8, 2015, UNIFY set its first Guinness World Record with the Chopra Center for the largest global meditation in human history. Adil loves bringing consciousness-expanding content to the world through UNIFY’s online platforms, which reach an audience of up to 190 million people per month on Facebook. UNIFY conducts global meditations on World Water Day, Earth Day, Yoga Day, Peace Day and World Spirit Day.

Before UNIFY, Adil co-founded and served as the CEO of numerous conscious companies dedicated to uplifting wellbeing for people and the planet. These creative ventures include Resonate Creative Labs, the Holosphere Immersive Dome and PlayItFWD – a transformative film-gifting platform that donates a portion of each sale to a charitable causes related to the film. He was also co-CEO of Elevate Films (www.Elevate.us), a film production company based out of Southern California that is dedicated to making us feel good about being human. Finally, he founded Guru Digital Arts College a mentor-oriented learning environment that merges art and technology to help students prepare to enter the digital media industry.
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