MCN Update: 4 October 2016

Thank you once again for joining us last week at the Mentor Capital Network’s 13th Annual Gathering.  
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For those of you who were not able to attend the entire gathering:  we chose the winners of the 2016 Chuck Dell prizes! More than 600 companies applied, and three where chosen as finalists. Those prizes were awarded as follows:
Bebe Burkinabe¨ (f.k.a. known as Drink to Life) creates and distributes vitamin fortified liquid and powder drinks to support healthy pregnancies and child development in West Africa.
Kulisha produces a low-cost, high-quality sustainable fish feed made from insects for use on aquaculture farms in Kenya.
Manta Biofuel is a Baltimore based biotechnology firm that has developed a three step method for producing renewable crude oil from algae: Grow, Harvest and Convert.We also heard from dozens of social entrepreneurs and investors. This picture from Tom Chi’s workshop sums it up best:

Thank you all for the work that you do.