Komal Ahmad
Founder, Copia

Komal Ahmad, Founder of Copia, is Solving the World’s Dumbest Problem by dramatically reducing food waste and hunger globally. Komal has built Copia as a for-profit technology company that has already diverted over 2.5 million pounds of perfectly edible food from landfill, feeding over 2 million people, all while providing businesses and nonprofits with over $14 million in savings. Most recently, Copia served food to victims and first responders to the worst wildfires in California history. Copia is recognised 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, by InStyle as one of the 50 Most Badass Women in the World, 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 recognised on Forbes 30 Under 30 and was recently honoured with the prestigious Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award.