VIVIAN OPONDOH

Vivian Opondoh is an Agritech entrepreneur with a background in Engineering, Software Development, Software Entrepreneurship, and Data Science. Her journey in Tech has been fast-paced and this has been intentional on her part.

She started by studying BSc in Aerospace Engineering at Western Michigan University (WMU) and this is where she developed her passion for innovative engineering.

Vivian transitioned into Software Development in 2017 and while working full-time as a Software Developer she set up the Moringa School Women in Tech program with the aim of mentoring women looking to get into tech.

In 2018 After one year of mentoring Women in Tech and developing apps in JavaScript, Typescript, AngularJS & NodeJS, Vivian moved to Accra, Ghana to learn Software Entrepreneurship at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST).

Alongside a diverse team, in 2019 she Co-founded Farmula; an Agritech startup that connects fresh produce buyers directly to farmers. The same year MEST invested in Farmula and in Nov 2019 Farmula was launched in Nairobi, Kenya. Farmula is a data-driven company that is on a mission to automate the different processes across the agricultural supply chain. The core of Farmula being Data drove Vivian to enroll at African Leadership University and in Dec 2020 she graduated with a Postgraduate in Data Science.

Vivian won the 2021 GIZ Women in Agribusiness Agtech Innovation Award; This award recognises females providing solutions in the Agribusiness value chain through technology.

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