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Published on Feb 1, 2016
There is a global food crisis to be solved. Why not solve it in your pajamas?
TEDxTeen opening music by BlackDoe
Ciara Judge is an 18 year-old scientist and entrepreneur from Kinsale, Ireland. Over the past three years, she has won the BT Young Scientist, the European Union Contest for Young Scientists and the Google Global Science Fair with her teammates for their research on the work of rhizobium with cereal crops. In September 2014, Time Magazine named Ciara as one of the 25 most influential teens worldwide, and she has been pegged as a 'rising star' and 'one to watch' by several national and international news outlets. She is now co-director of her first company, Germinaid Innovations, with Emer Hickey. Last summer, she began work on her second startup PurchaseMate, while studying at MIT, Boston. Ciara is currently working with a global team on a new not-for-profit youth outreach platform called Project Zilkr to provide an online structured program that inspires young entrepreneurs. Ciara's entrepreneurial exploits, along with her philanthropic efforts with the Chernobyl Children's Project,
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx