Orange Silicon Valley hosted project leaders from the United Nations World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator this week for a bootcamp that introduced participants to local mentors.
The mentors offered up business and tech advice to help the WFP’s projects grow and scale — though each of the participating projects has already hit major milestones. One project, ShareTheMeal, has attracted more than a million community members and provided a means to share 45 million meals with people in need across the globe. Another, called Plus, has created a software solution to connect school lunch programs in Bhutan with supply chains based on cost and nutrition. They’re all trying to solve big problems with the potential to changes lives for the better, so we invited them to the Bistrocast to explain how they’re using technology, what they hope to achieve as they scale their growth, and why they came to here explore next steps.