Is This A Solution To Global Hunger? See For Yourself!
Shane McKenna is a visionary entrepreneur and inventor who has turned his time and attention to ending world hunger. He’s created a patent-pending hydroponic gardening system that can help urban and rural people alike raise more food.
Now he’s raising money on Indiegogo to bring it to life, helping him to bring the device to market.
Ultimately, he plans to produce the devices in the developing countries where they will be sold. He sees a variety of uses but is most excited for the applications for people with the least access to adequate food, like refugees who not only may not have enough food but have nowhere to grow it either.
Preliminary Interview with Shane McKenna, the Inventor – Founder – CTO of Ascending Harvest.
The following is a brief pre-interview that provides context for the recorded interview you may watch or listen to at the top of this article.
Crowdfunding page: indiegogo.com/projects/ascending-harvest#/
What is the purpose of your crowdfunding campaign?
In general, funds raised directly benefit the eventual users of our technology. Below is a simplified breakdown of planned fund usage.
Product development – tooling, initial inventory, manufacturing, assembly.
Training materials – video tutorials, training brochures.
Charity coordination – solidifying relationships and coordinating efforts.
Testing – working with farmers in specific world regions to adjust systems to their climate, and production needs. This will allow us to refine our technology with users that are experienced food producers, before placing them with first-time growers.
More about Ascending Harvest:
Ascending Harvest is a revolutionary, three-step produce growing system designed to aid the world’s hunger problem by empowering people to grow their own food.
For-profit or Nonprofit: For-profit
Shane’s professional website: chippingmckenna.com
Photo credit: Derek Dowsett – Off Topic Photography
Shane McKenna’s bio:
Shane McKenna has been helping Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and inventors take their ideas from concept to full implementation and retail ready for 31+ years. His unique background and rare skill set combination allow him to innovate, elevate and accelerate ideas and products to fruition with unparalleled results. His clients have come to expect exceptional outcomes, and he continues to deliver with compounded value.
Shane’s “Clark Kent” role is product design, manufacturing, engineering, and a host of skills in the product development world. However, his “Superman” role comes out of being an inventive genius. At the time of this interview, Shane has been on a hyper-productive invention spree, with patents filled for 9 of his inventions in the first 3 months of 2018. With an overall average of new IP created for 70% of his clients, Shane has helped many projects reach new markets and add additional value to those they serve.
Of all of the projects that Shane’s genius has touched, Ascending Harvest is at the top of his accomplishments. He has created the world’s first “Human-Powered Hydroponics” system. This system allows people without any experience in growing food, to produce hundreds of pounds of their own produce with very little water, and no electricity. Ascending Harvest is focused on humanitarian empowerment, by pairing with charitable organizations to distribute this simple to use technology to those in need.
Specialties –Advanced Solutionist, Design, Product Strategy, Product Development, Prototyping, Engineering, Manufacturing, Big Vision.
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