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Komal Ahmad
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Komal Ahmad

Founder and CEO, Copia | San Francisco, California

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Komal Ahmad is founder and CEO of b-corporation Copia, which facilitates the delivery of donated food. While studying international health and global development at the University of California, Berkeley, Ahmad noticed homeless people sifting through dining hall garbage for food. Ahmad realized that technology could help food waste go to people in need instead of ending up in landfills, and she began helping Berkeley donate food waste to charity organizations. Now, the Copia app pairs aid organizations with local businesses and sends a driver to facilitate delivery and pickup between the two. So far, Copia 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.

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