Mina Shahid

Mina has spent the past eight years working in Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, and Colombia to improve opportunities for smallholder farmers and agribusinesses. As co-founder of Kulemela Investments he invested in Ghanaian agribusinesses within the rice, poultry, maize and vegetable sectors. For his work with Kulemela, Mina was a SOCAP 2014 featured entrepreneur and an Echoing Green Fellow Finalist.

After Kulemela failed, Mina had to choose between the world of social entrepreneurship and finding a corporate job to pay off his debts. With $0 to his name, he translated his learning from Kulemela's failure into $11,000 in seed grants to found Numida Technologies, a financial inclusion company based in Uganda that aims to unlock financing to the 22 million African small businesses that need it.

This past year Mina was a 2016 Acumen Global Fellow where he served as COO of the foodtech social enterprise SiembraViva in Medellin, Colombia. He is also a 2016 Unreasonable East Africa Fellow for his work with Numida. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.