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10 Jan 2017

Yvette Ondachi Speaks of Her SOCAP 16 Experiences as a beneficiary of the Social Entrepreneur Scholarship

SOCAP is the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise. This annual event held in San Francisco, gathers together more than 2,500 delegates who comprise of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, global non-profits, and other contributors of a vibrant marketplace. The sole objective of this dynamic gathering is to generate socially, environmentally and economically sustainable business models. The dates of SOCAP 16 was held from 8:30 am Tuesday September 13th to Friday September 16th at 5:00pm -2016 SOCAP […]

18 Nov 2016

Ojay Greene – Inspiring Women innovators and Enabling more girls to access an Education

By Ojay Greene Media Team On the 8th of November 2016, our founder and managing director was invited to the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (254 Elm St., 3rd Floor) Where she took time to share her story at “The Yale Women Innovators Series.” By opening up to share the underlying motivation that led her to start up her company. She wanted to inspire Yale women students, alumni, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship and innovation at any level with the message that […]

10 Nov 2016

Yale School of Management Features Ojay Greene at the 2016 African Business Practicum

                                                                       On November 5th 2016, Ojay Greene founder Yvette Ondachi was a speaker representing the company at the third annual African Business Practicum; an initiative of Yale University’s School of Management.  The Africa Business Practicum  entails  a first-of-its-kind, hands-on workshop that focuses on addressing critical problems […]

07 Oct 2016

CNN African Start Up Shares Ojay Greene’s story Giving the company a Global Audience

By Ojay Greene Media   At Ojay Greene we are striving to make a meaningful difference in the lives of smallholder farmers in Kenya. 18 million people from smallholder farmer families in Kenya earn less than $700 annually from agriculture. With agriculture making such a significant contribution to the GDP, then why do smallholder farmers (the drivers of this industry) earn so little from agriculture? The underlying reason is because they practice subsistence farming. Ojay Greene is engaging with smallholder […]

19 Aug 2015

Nairobi-based Ojay Greene Wins $100K Investment Prize from The Case Foundation, MODE, Sorensen Foundation and the DOEN Foundation

Posted by Ross Baird on July 24, 2015 “Pitch for Impact” Competition Hosted by Case Foundation, Village Capital and SorensonCenter Highlights East Africa’s Burgeoning Social Entrepreneurship Sector NAIROBI, Kenya – July 24, 2015 – Ojay Greene, an agribusiness that produces and sources fresh fruits and vegetables from smallholder farmers to sell to urban markets in Kenya, was announced as the winner of a $100,000 investment prize today at a pitch competition hosted at Nairobi’s iHub by the Case Foundation, Village […]

05 Aug 2015

Agriculture entrepreneur taps into urban demand for fresh produce

By Dinfin Mulupi on ’14 August 2015′ Kenyan scientist Yvette Ondachi ventured into farming nine years ago, hoping to build a financial cushion in case she ever lost her primary source of income. She was then working in marketing for a global pharmaceutical company. For five years Ondachi made big investments in greenhouse tomato farming in eastern Kenya, but she also made mistakes. “I had a brilliant strategic plan that was going to make me the next big millionaire but […]

19 Jan 2015

Futurepump and Ojay Greene win Innovations for Agriculture 2014

On Saturday 1 November 2014, Village Capital and Juhudi Kilimo announced that Futurepump and Ojay Greene have received a venture capital investment of USD $100,000 as the two top-ranked startups in the VilCap Kenya: Innovations for Agriculture 2014 program. Seven businesses participated in the VilCap Kenya: Innovations for Agriculture program. These early-stage companies are solving some of the biggest problems facing smallholder farmers in Kenya through business solutions, with long-term benefits for farmers and local communities. Futurepump has created the […]