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GBBC & Ocean Elders - Ask Me Anything with Bernhard Kowatsch, World Food Programme

Jun 26, 2020



A conversation with Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of UN World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator, and Sandra Ro, CEO, GBBC, on social impact investing in agritech and blockchain.

Positive and sweeping social change often happens when bottom-up entrepreneurial innovation meets top-down support from global public organizations. This is epitomized at the intersection of social impact investing and incubating disruptive startups in agritech and blockchain under the banner of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sandra Ro, host of our Enterprise Blockchain Innovation Series and CEO of Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), will sit down with special guest Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of the UN World Food Programme’s Innovation Accelerator to discuss how the work of his accelerator program is driving change on a global basis and bringing focus to the importance of the SDGs as a directional structure for thought and investing.

Bernhard has a unique background, starting as a food entrepreneur with the ShareTheMeal app, then leveraging that experience to create the food accelerator with the goal of identifying, nurturing, and scaling startups that address global hunger. Their emphasis is on agritech, blockchain, and supply innovations to form new for-profit impact businesses.

As part of our ongoing series with GBBC, this Ask-Me-Anything is a singular experience to understand how social impact investing can catalyze change at a global scale.

We will take questions via Q & A text and voice call-in from the attendees. You can also submit questions prior to the event to

Presented by Ocean Elders, Medley Media and the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC).