2018 - Emerging Leader

Emerging Leader

Jessica Pautsch

CEO, Co-Founder, Mesh Exchange.

Mind blowing fact: If food waste were its own country, it would be the third biggest contributor to GHG in the world! Jessica set out to build a platform that would connect those with extra food to others lacking food and eliminate as much of that waste as she could. The result was FoodMesh, an app that allows the parties to connect, and solve each other’s problem! She raised the capital, did the research, signed up partners and brokered early transactions that have since grown to 56 registered users of her app, who have thus far created 134,058 meals, diverted 40+ tons of food and 15,816 KG of CO2E , saving $720K.