Yanik Nyberg: From scrolling Reddit to winning Innovator of the Year

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 PM UTC

Yanik was born and raised in Africa and South-East Asia, spending much of his life in remote areas due to his parents working in the development field. While studying law he came up with the start-up idea that become Seawater Solutions after reading a Reddit post. Since then he has been awarded Young Innovator of the Year 2019 and Shell Livewire Smarter Future Award 2019!

About this event

Join us on November 12th for Startup Grind Strathclyde's second event of the new semester with Yanik Nyberg!

Yanik is the founder and CEO of Seawater Solutions - A start-up that is taking on some of the worlds biggest climate change problems through the combination of ancient Inca methods and new tech. In 2019 Yanik was awarded Young Innovator of the Year and Shell Livewire Smarter Future Award for his efforts taking on climate change. The start-up are currently running live projects in Scotland and Vietnam, while under the RBS Accelerator Programme. 

Check out Yanik and Seawater Solutions mission here: https://www.seawatersolutions.org/news

The United Nations have predicted that in less than 5 years the world will experience an irreversible climate change catastrophe. With the world already struggling to produce enough food, this news is catastrophic to the agriculture industry. Soil degradation, rising sea-levels and irregular rainfall is making it progressively harder to grow crops without damaging farmland and polluting the environment with chemical pesticides. As agriculture itself is the greatest contributor to climate change and environmental destruction, farming innovations must be developed to mitigate (and adapt to) climate change, and to make agriculture more sustainable.

Come along on the 12th of November to find out how Yanik studying law to taking on some of the world's biggest climate change problems and winning awards after reading a Reddit post!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM UTC

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