Komal Ahmad

Komal Ahmad is the founder and CEO of Copia, which facilities the delivery of donated food. Understand how she conjoins tech with logistics and marches towards her vision of eradicating hunger.

Komal Ahmad

Founder

Copia (California, U.S.)

ESG Committee

Global Chapter

Founder of Copia, distinguished as 1 of top 3 startups run by women in U.S, University of California’s “30 Under 30” Global Food Changemaker, listed by InStyle “Top 50 Most Badass Women in the World”, appointed by Toyota as “Mother…Read More

Ep 1 - My Journey: Going around the mainstream career options

Hear Komal speak about her journey right from her early days to her big dreams of getting into Bollywood to ending up solving the world's dumbest problem HUNGER.

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Ep 2 - Waking up to empathy

Komal talks about putting yourself in others’ shoes to see the bigger picture of how their lives and perspectives differ from your own. She takes instances, and examples as case studies to justify her journey of eradicating hunger, and enter into a far fetched realistic world of zero hunger.

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Ep 3 - Journey to impact: The starting point

One lunch with a homeless veteran turned Komal Ahmad from a med school student into an entrepreneur. Her story started with an incident and ended up with a mission. Hear her explain the fact about hunger not being a scarcity problem but a logistic problem; hence compelled her to find a common solution, Copia.

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Ep 4 - Living up to the titles

Learn from the Forbes 30 under 30 star, how to start up your own organization even at the time of capital crunch. Hear her talk about achieving her childhood dream of being a keynote speaker at the United Nations (UN) about how COPIA has developed technological innovation to help achieve the United Nations's Sustainable Development Goals.

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Ep 5 - Technology is the future

Komal has conceptualized her vision and built a web based platform that aims to connect businesses with leftover food to organizations that feed the hungry. Hear her talk about how technology has become her best friend and the various tech help taken by her to achieve her dream.

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Ep 6 -Challenging Ideas & modernizing the minds

charity begins at home' is her mindset, and this was the starting point of her quest towards eradicating hunger. She brain wired an on-campus food recovery program to donate leftover meals from the dining hall hence uniting the deficit to the surplus. Learn the challenges faced by her and ways to overcome each of them with a positive attitude.

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Ep 7 -Waste management: the essence to logistics

Hear Komal explain why hunger is a logistic issue and not a lack of food issue. Listen to various logistic issues starting from supply chain to refrigerating and cold storage spacing. Komal and her team intelligently solved the complex logistics associated with the redistribution of food using tech. How hunger can be iradicated just by using technology and understanding the problem at the ground root level.

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Ep 8 -How to measure impact

Her vision started by Copia helping Berkeley donate food waste to charity organizations to joining hands across thousands of NonProfit Organisation. She has recovered more than 830,000 pounds of food from 150 clients across some three dozen California cities and helped to feed nearly 700,000 people.Hear her talk about ways to measure positive impact and her constant effort of bettering her measuring techniques

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Ep 9 -Impossible is just a word

Hear her inspire the world with her story and her mantra in life, Prove that impossible is just a word".

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Ep 10 -Enter a world without hunger

In the final lesson, hear her talk about how she has made "eradicating hunger" as her life moto. Dwell into Komal s leadership and vision which has led Copia to be distinguished 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.

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