We have been selected with our project AtEdible as semi-finalists of the GIST Tech-I Competition 2015, the competition is a U.S. State Department initiative and is implemented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The semi-finalists were selected by an expert panel. In this stage of the competition we need your help, because the finalists are selected based on a combination of your votes and the expert panel score.
Reaching the final stage of this competition will allow us to access funds and receive one-on-one mentorship and training that will help us to make AtEdible a reality.
To vote, you have to access the portal and login using your Facebook account or an e-mail account.
We recommend you to first login into Facebook and then open the competition link, this way you won’t have to add any other information.
The system allows you to vote once per day, so if you have a free minute, you will be able to vote for AtEdible daily until June 11th.
What is AtEdible?
AtEdible is an online marketplace that will enable a direct interaction between consumers and producers of food.
We want to make this experience as close to a physical marketplace as possible, this is why we will give consumers the opportunity to get to know the producers and farmers, their methods and who they are, emulating the way marketplaces used to work before. In a way, closing the gap between the city and the farm.
Both producers and consumers will benefit from saving money. Producers will be able to know beforehand what to cut, pack and process, lowering the amount of food wasted because nobody buys it. Consumers will have access to a wide variety of products at a lower price, because the number of intermediaries will be reduced, the end price of goods will be much lower than in traditional stores.
Consumers will be able to search between different categories, including specific products, methods of production, certifications, localization, etc. This will allow them to make an informed purchase.
Producers will be able to amplify their consumer pool, they will be able to spread the word about their product to a much wider audience.
Help us make AtEdible a reality!
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