Komal Ahmad is the founder and CEO of Copia, a company that works to eradicate hunger and reduce food waste at scale. Using Copia's web or mobile app, businesses and event organizers request pickups of their excess food, and Copia’s fleet of professional Food Heroes deliver it to veterans agencies, local shelters, after school programs, and other nonprofits serving the hungry. Under Komal's leadership, Komal has led Copia in recovering over 830,000 pounds of food and is on her way to feeding 1 million people -- all with food that would have otherwise been wasted.
Copia was named one of the top 3 hottest startups run by women in the U.S. and one of the top 8 startups coming out of Y Combinator. Komal was recently awarded the Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award, the University of California's “30 Under 30” Global Food Changemaker and Social Entrepreneur of the Year, by Toyota as Toyota's Mother of Invention and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.