Named one of top 50 exemplary alumni of George Mason University, one of Forty Under 40 Honors for GMU Black Alumni Chapter and recognized by Forbes, amongst others, as an innovative entrepreneur. Michael’s expertise spans all areas of startup development: from ideation, market research, design, product development, capital raising, and product launch. Michael has led projects and interventions where he successfully provided organizations with frameworks that support leaders to listen, learn, make informed decisions, and establish trust through design. His superpower is helping companies embrace technology, manage process optimization, secure increased efficiency, and achieve transformation.
Meet the brain behind Surplus Farms.Recognized by Forbes as an innovative entrepreneur Michael Akindele is on a mission to improve the quality of lives through Surplus Farms. If you love to eat healthy or you simply value convenience you better get excited! Surplus gets your healthy meals and household essentials straight to your doorstep!
Vision for Surplus
Without access to healthy foods, a nutritious diet and good health are out of reach. At Surplus, we believe developing local supply chains, differentiated offerings and attractive pricing for each community will contribute to healthy, thriving communities. We support farmers locally to grow food hyper local to sustainably meet the demand of each residential community with impact. Our solution addresses:
• Food Waste
• Personalized Nutrition & Health
• Supply Chain Rationalization and Resilience
• Circular Economies
• Novel Foods (including alternative proteins)
Our last mile food supply chain will contribute to a Surplus Future by serving as anchors for further commercial revitalization creating local jobs, generating tax revenues, and capturing local dollars within the community, among other economic and community development outcomes.