Shobhita Soor


Founding member of Aspire Food Group Shobhita Soor will acquaint us with a commonly overlooked but sustainable source of protein, and the cultural obstacles faced in introducing it to dinner tables around the world.


Shobhita Soor is a founding member and Chief Impact Officer of Aspire Food Group, a disruptive business that aims to innovate and advance responsible insect farming and consumption. Recipient of the prestigious Hult Prize, Aspire’s founders recognized the importance of alternative protein sources, due to population growth’s impacts on water and arable land. With offices in Canada, Mexico, Ghana, and the US, Aspire aims to make insect protein more accessible, bringing it to dinner tables around the world. At Aspire, Shobhita develops business strategies that comply with the cultures of potential markets. She also executes projects to educate rural farmers in insect farming and breaking through into formal economies. She received a joint law and finance degree (BCL/LLB/MBA) from McGill University in 2015.


Farming Insects For Food
Soor S. TEDxYouth@Montreal. 2014.

Winning the Hult Prize With My Company, Aspire Food Group
Ashour M. Huffington Post. 2014.

McGill students awarded $1-million Hult Prize for plan to transform insects into food (including lime cricket chips)
Rubin J. National Post. 2013.

Hult Prize Profile: Aspire
Anixter M. Innovation Excellence. 2013.

The contribution of insects to food security, livelihoods and the environment
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2013.

Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2013.


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