#MEET Automatic Cocoa Bean Separating Machine

Published on: Aug 24, 2017
Entrepreneurship Campus

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#MEET Automatic Cocoa Bean Separating Machine

#MEET Automatic Cocoa Bean Separating Machine

This is a short interview we conducted withAjith Mathew Thakidiyil, the creator of Automatic Cocoa Bean Separating Machine. If you like this project and would like to vote for it, click here.

1. Please, tell us a bit about yourself: where are you from and what is your background?

I am Ajith Mathew and I am from India. I am a Mechanical Engineer and I have completed my studies in the year from Viswajyothi College Of Engineering and Technology, Vazhakulam, Kerala, India in 2017.

2. Can you describe your idea or project in two sentences?

My project is Automatic Cocoa Bean Separating Machine. This machine is used to separate cocoa beans from cocoa fruit automatically.

3. How did you get your idea or concept?

I am living in a place where cocoa cultivation is widely spread. We get about 200 to 300 Kg of cocoa beans per week. Cocoa cutting and separation is a strenuous task and it takes about 10 to 12 hours for cocoa cutting and separation. Also, it requires 2 to 3 labors for doing this process. Also, there are chances of injuries to the hands during cocoa cutting and separation. So in order to avoid these problems, I invented this machine.

4. What is unique about your idea/project and how does it benefit mankind?

Till now there is no such machine to separate cocoa beans from cocoa fruit. By using this machine the farmer can reduce the time and labor cost. Also, less electricity is only required.

5. Describe yourself as an entrepreneur in one sentence

Can take initiative and work independently or as part of a team. Sincere and optimistic. Dedication towards work.

6. How do you deal with people that doubt your abilities/initiatives?

Do more than is required. Think as a team member, not as an employee. Speak up and share my ideas. Consider every opportunity. Always be prepared. Be self-promotional.

7. Where does your passion lie?

My passion is to invent new machines which are helpful in the agricultural field.

8. What are you afraid of or what keeps you up at night?

I am not afraid of anything. If there is faith in God, there is no need to be afraid of anything in this world.

9. According to you, money is a synonym for.....


10. What are the benefits you take from the Entrepreneurship Campus?

The benefits I got from the campus are, I came to understand "who is an entrepreneur, and what are the ways to become a successful entrepreneur", from the online campus training.

11. What do you like more about the Entrepreneurship Campus?

The way the competition is conducting is very excellent. It gives chances to all participants to know one another and to know about their ideas and projects. By voting and commenting, the participants can improve their ideas.

12. Which idea/project do you like most?

I like almost all ideas and projects. I mostly like my project, ie Automatic Cocoa Bean Separating Machine.

NOTICE: If you want to see more submitted ideas and projects at the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition, visit BEST IDEAS and BEST PROJECTS and VOTE for the ones you think deserve to WIN the Competition!

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Your opinion on what you like about the YCEC@ automatic coaco bean seperator is impressive. Being a young person I am quite interested in creating the world, I desire to see and live. I believe that if all young persons have this mind, we will surely recreate the world because we are the future generation. If we recreate our world now, tomorrow will live in the world we desire and our children will see the world in a different perspective from what we are presently seeing and living.
“You may live in the world as it is, but you can still work to create the world as it should be” Michelle Obama

I hope it is not just a wish but it is accompanying with actions because it is actions that can create the world we so desire to live in.

Thank you campus administrator for including this item in your interview questions.



Wao! This is really innovative@automatic cocoa beans seperator

Roy Funu


Do you have this Portable Separating Machine for Cocoa available for sale ?
I am interested in buying one and how much is it cost ?



Dear fellow entrepreneur:
(i) I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
(ii) May I also request that you please have a look at my idea called EDU-CELL. If it is relevant in your country, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with more details to you. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
All the very best!

Uledi Kimbavala


Hello my Fellow Campus members
As we are about to the very end of this competition I give you a bit of encouragement and yet the fact. The competition may reach to an end but the efforts you have shown to your community is great and long lasting, People may come and go but ideas stays forever. This platform is like a family or a classroom where we share all our strength and experience to solve Community challenges.
Your project is real life touching and I hope you’re making more good progress to expand it into its full potentia.No matter what challenge you may face..Never give up.
You may wish to share your experience in my idea
Best of luck!
Uledi Kimbavala

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