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Matilda Ho

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Matilda Ho on Revolutionizing the Chinese Food Industry and Learning from Failure

Famous Failures

Matilda Ho is the founder of Yimishiji, one of China's first online farmers markets to bring organic and local produce to families. She’s also the founder and managing director of Bits x Bites, China’s first accelerator and venture capital fund that invests in purpose-driven startups to shape the future of food. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Matilda filled leadership roles at IDEO and BCG (The Boston Consulting Group) in both Shanghai and Washington DC. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She currently serves as an advisor on the board of Shinho, China’s first and largest organic condiment company. Matilda and I discuss: What Matilda learned from working as Taiwan’s first female dove magician Why she enjoys jumping into danger and uncertainty How she decided to work on organic food in China, a country that’s had an epidemic of food safety issues Why finding an early investor for her company was a blessing and a curse The questions that she likes to ask in interviewing employees and startups How she creates an environment in her companies for encouraging her employees to share their mistakes and failures Why being a CEO is a lonely job, and the strategies that Matilda uses to cope with that challenge Resources mentioned: Bits x Bites Application Form - Get your FREE copy of my e-book. Text OZAN to 345345 or navigate to weeklycontrarian.com to download a free copy of my e-book, The Contrarian Handbook: 8 Principles for Innovating Your Thinking. Along with your free e-book, you’ll get the Weekly Contrarian — a newsletter that challenges conventional wisdom and changes the way we look at the world (plus access to exclusive content for subscribers only). Don’t want to miss future episodes? Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and leave a review on iTunes or Google Play. As always, thanks for listening. 

47mins

18 Dec 2018

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O futuro da boa alimentação na China | Matilda Ho

TEDTalks Ciência e Medicina

Comidas frescas sem produtos químicos e pesticidas, estão cada vez mais difíceis de achar na China: em 2016, o governo chinês apontou meio milhão de violações de inspeção sanitária em apenas nove meses. Na falta de fontes seguras e sustentáveis de alimentos, a bolsista do TED, Matilda Ho lançou a primeira feira on-line da China, instituindo um teste de tolerância zero para pesticidas, antibióticos e hormônio nos alimentos. Ela conta como está fazendo para crescer sua plataforma do zero e como está levando alimentos orgânicos e locais para famílias que necessitam.

5mins

28 Nov 2017

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The future of good food in China | Matilda Ho

TED Talks Science and Medicine

Fresh food free of chemicals and pesticides is hard to come by in China: in 2016, the Chinese government revealed half a million food safety violations in just nine months. In the absence of safe, sustainable food sources, TED Fellow Matilda Ho launched China's first online farmers market, instituting a zero-tolerance test towards pesticides, antibiotics and hormones in food. She shares how she's growing her platform from the ground up and bringing local, organically grown food to the families that need it.

5mins

28 Nov 2017

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El futuro de los alimentos sanos en China | Matilda Ho

TEDTalks Ciencia y Medicina

Los alimentos frescos libres de químicos y pesticidas son difíciles de encontrar en China. En 2016 el gobierno Chino dio a conocer medio millón de violaciones de seguridad alimentaria en solo nueve meses. En ausencia de fuentes de alimentos sanos y sostenibles, la becada por TED Matilda Ho inauguró el primer mercado agrícola en línea de China, estableciendo una prueba de cero tolerancia contra pesticidas, antibióticos y hormonas en las comidas. Ella comparte cómo ha hecho crecer su plataforma desde sus inicios y la manera en la que ha logrado llevar alimentos locales y cultivados orgánicamente a las familias que los necesitan.

5mins

28 Nov 2017

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Die Zukunft guter Nahrung in China | Matilda Ho

TEDTalks Wissenschaft und Medizin

Es ist schwer frische, chemie- und pestizidfreie Lebensmittel in China zu bekommen. Im Jahr 2016 hat die chinesische Regierung in nur 9 Monaten eine halbe Million Verstöße gegen das Lebensmittelgesetz aufgedeckt. In Ermangelung sicherer und nachhaltiger Lebensmittelquellen startete TED Fellow Matilda Ho Chinas ersten Online-Bauern-Markt und führte einen Null-Toleranztest für Pestizide, Antibiotika und Hormone in Lebensmitteln ein. Sie berichtet uns, wie sie ihre Plattform von Anfang an entwickelt hat und dadurch Familien den Zugang zu regionalen und ökologischen Lebensmitteln ermöglicht.

5mins

28 Nov 2017

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좋은 식품으로 가득할 미래의 중국 | 마틸다 호(Matilda Ho)

TEDTalks 과학과 의료

농약이나 살충제가 없는 신선한 식재료들을 중국에서 만나보기란 쉽지 않습니다. 2016년도에 중국 정부는 지난 9개월 동안 식품위생 위반 건수가 무려 50만건이라고 발표했습니다. 안전하고 지속가능한 식품 자원이 결여된 상황에서 우리의 마틸다 호가 새로 온라인 농산물 가게을 열었습니다. 각종 살충제나 항생제, 호르몬제에 대하여 제로관용정책을 도입한 마켓입니다. 식재료의 재배에서부터 유기농 로컬 푸드를 원하는 가정에 배달하는 지점까지 그 기반을 어떻게 닦아가고 있는지 그 비결을 이야기합니다.

5mins

28 Nov 2017

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L'avenir d'une nourriture saine en Chine | Matilda Ho

TEDTalks Science et médecine

Les aliments frais dépourvus de produits chimiques et de pesticides se font rares en Chine. En 2016, le gouvernement chinois a rapporté 500 000 infractions en matière de sécurité alimentaire en neuf mois seulement. Faute de sources de nourriture saines et durables, Matilda Ho, membre de TED, a créé le premier marché en ligne pour fermiers et a instauré un test de tolérance zéro aux pesticides, aux antibiotiques et aux hormones dans la nourriture. Elle partage la manière dont elle a développé sa plateforme à partir de zéro et la manière dont elle peut proposer de la nourriture locale et bio aux familles qui en ont besoin.

5mins

28 Nov 2017

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EP28: Matilda Ho of Bits x Bites

Tech in Shanghai

In this episode of the Tech in Shanghai podcast, I speak with Matilda Ho.   Matilda is the founder and CEO of sustainable farm-to-table e-commerce grocery platform YiMiShiJi (http://www.yimishiji.com) and the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Bits x Bites (http://www.bitsxbites.com), a brand new, Shanghai-based Accelerator program and VC that focuses exclusively on companies that are "shaping the future of ‘good’ food”.   Though Matilda is now in full-on entrepreneur mode, she previously worked at world renowned consulting firms like IDEO and the Boston Consulting Group. With so many people now making the leap from corporate to startup, I asked Matilda to share her thoughts on the transition, compare and contrast her experience with her initial assumptions, and provide some advice to others considering doing the same.   As Matilda and I are both extremely passionate about food that is simulanteously good for the individual, as well as the planet, we had some fun discussing her work with YiMiShiJi, and imagening the potential innovations that may emerge from the new accelerator program.   Of course, I also posed some of my more unusual questions to Matilda, like “If aliens landed on earth and you were responsible for greeting them, what is the first thing you would show them?” Her answer WILL surprise you:)   Matilda is a great example of the new breed of entrepreneur who combines experience, market savy, and emotional intelligence, with a bottom line that holds financial returns and positive impact as equally important performance metrics. In fact she recently received recognition for her oustanding approach to business (and life) by being selected to the class of 2017 TED Fellows (golf clap).   Matilda was honest, open, and shared many experiences that are no doubt to be insightful for aspiring entrepreneurs. I highly recommend you check this one out.   Enjoy!     To learn more, visit www.yimishiji.com and www.bitsxbites.com or follow them on twitter at twitter.com/bitsxbiteswww.techinshanghai.com   TWITTER: twitter.com/techinshanghai   WECHAT: TheHungryFoolish   YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4v9ftNF2AFDAOze0uhNrzw

1hr 5mins

17 Oct 2016