Yorm Tagoe (née Ackuaku) is the founder of esSense 13, a platform dedicated to raising the profile of African food globally through interactive online and offline experiences. Since its inception in 2014, esSense 13 has hosted several events including the African continent’s first food hackathon, food business pitch competitions, and dining experiences in Accra, New York City, Washington D.C. and London. In 2018, Yorm launched ‘Item 13: An African Food Podcast’, an audio production of esSense 13 that celebrates the stories of African food entrepreneurs around the world. Yorm is currently based in Seattle.