Jacob started his entrepreneurial life early on by making a living from his childhood sport as an elite golfer turning greenkeeper. Here his understanding of soil, water movement and landscaping started to take form. After an inspirational journey in 2008 to the Gambian bush in West Africa, Jacob’s interest for plants initiated the first ideas around the company eGro. A new direction for business development and management created eGro’s sustainable model, that recreates the natural resources of impoverished soil, while the global food supply is stabilized. Building eGro since 2008 has lead to the daily pursuit of the mission to stabilize Earth’s climate.
Founder and CEO
Autodidact and Polytechnical
Ibrahim Abukari Zukpeni
Ibrahim is eGro’s local manager and our first connection to the Ghana team. He is the man on the ground and the main communicator between the teams in Ghana and Copenhagen. To gain inspiration for his dreams of development in Northern Ghana, Ibrahim has been through several training programs in Denmark and other European countries.
Mubarrak is eGro’s local agronomist and works directly with the farmers. He provides the farmers with educational material, field training and support. He has been trained in participatory methods by a Danish organisation and has gained a lot of experience working directly with local farming communities. Through the participatory methods, Mubarrak is able to identify eGro’s future high-quality suppliers and with a mass educational method, he educates any late adapters.
Louise Pierrel Mikkelsen
Louise has been working in several start-ups, ranging from tea import to gaming software development. She is a diverse professional with a lot of passion and patience for start-ups.
Professional experience: InvestorNet-Gate2Growth, Tryhart, Global Capital Market Solutions (GCMS), Louis Vuitton, Avicore P/S, VELUX.
Helle Dyrby Høy
Helle has a passion for making people interact and communicate with each other. She is a visionary that employs her skills to advise business leaders and entrepreneurs in communication through her own company www.danishmind.com. Helle has been advising Jacob on core personality and communication theory, pitch training and issues related to understanding his own external communication.
Professional experience: Editor, developer and production manager at TV 2 Danmark, founder of Danish Mind.
Martin has since 2006 founded several companies and build more than one high-growth company with triple USD digits. Now, he has found his personal success after gradually withdrawing from the companies. As a scientific businessman, he is now devoted to innovation and entrepreneurial mentoring.
Professional experience: WattsUp Power, Clean World Innovation Invest, SMILICS Technologies, IBM, NeuroSyntek Inc., BG Partners Group.
Morten is a create marketing professional. He has build up several companies and will probably continue to do so, as he prefers the company before it gets too big. Morten is generally absorbed by the people and the product.
Professional experience: CREATE- Events and Social Media, Digitalmessen Aps, Eventbureauet, Social media lab.