Matilda Ho: The future of good food in China
Matilda Ho - Serial entrepreneur, investor
TED Fellow Matilda Ho is shaping the startup landscape to create more sustainable food systems in China. Full bio
to learn what patience means.
as a birthday present,
would become a gift for life.
an amateur dove magician.
requires that I train my doves
in a rush to make them appear,
of this magical act
only after they've waited patiently
some years to master.
seven years ago,
became almost impossible to practice.
and everything is in a hurry,
over 1.3 billion other people
in a country of rich natural resources
of chemicals and pesticides.
in just nine months.
diabetics in the world
a mindful patience into the impatience.
becomes a reality in China,
online farmers market
produce to families.
was somewhat dismal.
and hardly any meat to sell,
passed our zero tolerance test
antibiotics and hormones.
every local farmer in China.
of villagers on Hainan Island.
does not have coordinates for,
in as fast as three hours
will continue to grow,
to shape the future of good food.
food tech accelerator and VC platform
the future of good food
as a more sustainable source of protein
to keep food fresh for longer.
a sustainable food system
a crime to take it slow?
how to act while waiting,
with my grandmother's magic box.
the earth from our ancestors.
About the speaker:Matilda Ho - Serial entrepreneur, investor
TED Fellow Matilda Ho is shaping the startup landscape to create more sustainable food systems in China.
Why you should listen
Matilda Ho is the founder and managing director of Bits x Bites, China's first food tech accelerator and VC fund that invests in entrepreneurs tackling global food system challenges.
With a mission to shape the future of food, Bits x Bites is a big step forward to inspire China’s entrepreneurial community to bring new ideas to solve global issues. It also serves as a critical catalyst to give startups the confidence and connections to prosper and make a meaningful and scalable impact. Bits x Bites has invested in companies that include a silkworm-based snack food startup, a drinkable salad CPG startup and a young company building weatherproof, cloud-connected farms to enable local food production by anyone anywhere.
In addition to Bits x Bites, Ho has founded Yimishiji, one of China's first online farmers markets to bring organic and local produce to families. Yimishiji stands alone as a farm-to-table e-commerce platform that has engineered food education and transparency into the entire supply chain and customer experience, effectively reshaping the relationship between Chinese consumers and farmers.
Prior to entrepreneurship, she filled leadership roles at IDEO and BCG (The Boston Consulting Group) in both Shanghai and Washington DC. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She currently serves as an advisor on the board of Shinho, China’s first and largest organic condiment company.
Ho is an emerging voice on food sustainability and entrepreneurship. She has been featured in articles by Fast Company, South China Morning Post and Inc. In 2017, she was named a TED Fellow and a GLG Social Impact Fellow.
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