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Aukrit

Thailand

Currently the most funded social entreprise in the country, Ricult was founded in 2016 to help lift farmers in northeastern Thailand and Pakistan out of poverty through the use of machine learning and satellite technology. Aukrit’s endeavours saw him recognised as Thailand’s top entrepreneur under 35 by the Thai government. Ricult was also the first Thai social enterprise to receive funding from the Bill & Melinda gates Foundation and was named best social enterprise in Southeast Asia and oceania in the global Social Venture Competition. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the 29-year-old
is aiming to expand Ricult’s work to cover the entire country.

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