Two acres of land is enough to farm a sustainable food supply for as many as 150 people, and now a San Francisco startup is making it even easier to get that farm growing. Farm From a Box is a shipping container kit that holds all the essentials for setting up a two-acre farm (except the land, of course). Founders Brandi DeCarli and Scott Thompson got the idea after working on a youth center in Kenya where shipping containers were being used to substitute where infrastructure lacked. That project didn’t address food insecurity, though, which led DeCarli and Thompson to found their own venture specifically for that purpose.
Last month we’ve published an article about remarkable M&As of August 2016. This September world-known companies were rather active in acquisitions, too. Here is a list of the freshest M&A transactions.
It’s not often that interior design elements stem from MIT projects, but that’s exactly the case for the newly introduced Ori, the shapeshifting ‘apartment in a box’ that takes its name from the Japanese art of paper folding (yep, origami). The MIT Media Lab originally created the concept several years ago for a piece of space-saving transforming furniture that is, essentially, a whole apartment’s worth of amenities in one compact package. Ori spun off into its own company and tapped Yves Béhar offuseproject to design the system, and you can buy your own as soon as next year.