KinoSol SBC

KinoSol is a Specific Benefit Corporation with a focus on decreasing food waste on a global scale via food waste reduction technology. KinoSol’s first product, the Orenda, is a small-scale, solar-powered food dehydrator designed for farmers and families in developing countries.
Founded: 
2015
Awards/Special Recognitions: 
2018 UPS X-Port Challenge National Finalist - 3rd Place
2017 Dennis Byrne Endowment Fund Grant recipient
2017 Minnesota Cup Competition - Top Woman-led Business
2017 Global Citizen Accelerator Award Winner
2017 UPS X-Port Challenge - 1st Place
2017 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition - Finalist
2016 WAISLITZ GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD (Elise Kendall) - 2nd Place
2016 Young Entrepreneur Convention Elevator Pitch Competition - 1st Place
2015 Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition Winner
2015 Innové Competition Winner
2015 Thought for Food Finalist

Founders

Mikayla Sullivan

Degree: 
B.S.
Major: 
Global Resource Systems and Public Service & Administration in Agriculture
Year Graduated: 
2017

Clayton Mooney

Degree: 
B.S.
Major: 
English and Technical Communications
Year Graduated: 
2012

Elise Kendall

Degree: 
B.S.
Major: 
Global Resource Systems and Environmental Sciences
Year Graduated: 
2016

Ella Gehrke

Degree: 
B.S.
Major: 
Global Resources Systems
Year Graduated: 
2017