Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: MAEKO

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Article Summary:

MAEKO, a Malaysian startup, has developed a way for businesses to quickly compost food waste on premise so that they can send it back to farms for use as fertilizer for future food. The company has already converted over seven million kilos of food waste from factories, gas stations, hotels, and hospitals into usable compost. Customers include Shell, HSBC, and Kimberly Clark. It is one of 17 start-ups participating in the World Economic Forum’s The Circulars Accelerator Cohort 2021.

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.