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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.
Year 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


Mikayla Sullivan
  • B.S. Global Resource Systems and Public Service & Administration in Agriculture 2017, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Clayton Mooney
  • B.S. English and Technical Communications 2012, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Elise Kendall
  • B.S. Global Resource Systems and Environmental Sciences 2016, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ella Gehrke
  • B.S. Global Resources Systems 2017, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences