Thought For Food Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Thought For Food (TFF) Challenge’ to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050.

Funding brief: Join the 2018 TFF Challenge to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050.

By participating in the TFF Challenge, you are joining a movement of young innovators from 130 different countries who are reshaping our global food system. They believe that openness, collaboration, and an entrepreneurial mindset are key to feeding our growing world.

Enter into the TFF Challenge and you will take part in proven training programs and will work with world-class mentors who will help turn your idea into a reality.

TFF Challenge participants have the chance to receive up to $25,000 in cash prizes, and you may be selected to participate in the TFF Startup Bootcamp, an intense, 12-week startup training program which culminates at the TFF Global Summit.

Join the 2018 TFF Challenge and become part of a growing global movement, comprised of friends and supporters who share your passion to make the world a better place.

● You will have the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams of 3-5 people to design and develop a game-changing venture that presents an unexpected solution to our Challenge question: how do we feed 9+ billion people by 2050?
● In June 2018, 10 teams will be selected as finalists and will join the 12 week Startup Bootcamp. They will be paired with expert mentors, and it will culminate in a week long training session leading up to the Global Summit (to be announced early next year).
● Their epic TFF Global Summit provides a creative playground that fosters innovation and inspiration, and gives you the chance to shine.
● At our Summit, you’ll meet new friends and supporters from our incredible Global Community of TFF-ers, you’ll hear mind-expanding insights from our program of eminent speakers, and the finalist teams will pitch their projects to the world, for the chance to win up to $25,000 in grant funding.
● You will have the time of your life! The TFF Challenge is definitely an experience you do not want to miss!

Donor Name: Thought For Food Foundation
Funding name: Thought For Food (TFF) Challenge

Deadline: Make sure you submit your pitch by May, 4th, 2018, to be eligible for the Startup Bootcamp and grant funding.

Funding details link:

Funding limit:
Startup Bootcamp & Travel: The ten Finalist Teams will receive an all expenses paid trip to the TFF Global Summit and participate in the TFF Startup Bootcamp, a prize valued at $10,000.
● Thought For Food Awards:
 $10,000 Grand Prize$7,500 Runner-Up Prize
● Kirchner Food Fellows Award:
 $5,000
 Selected by the Kirchner Food Fellows, based on which team they identify as the most promising to invest in.
● Take It To The Farmer Award: $2,500
 Selected by the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, based on which team they identify as having a strong impact directly on farmers.

● The 10 finalist teams will join the 10 week Startup Bootcamp in which teams work with world-renowned mentors to develop and launch their own social enterprise. With a hands-on approach and the support of a large community of experienced entrepreneurs, the Bootcamp combines workshops and mentoring of emerging entrepreneurs, including pitch training. Additionally, the 10 finalist teams will receive an all-expenses paid trip* to the city which will host the TFF Global Summit in autumn 2018. There, they will participate in a week-long pitch training to prepare for the live pitch at the TFF Global Summit

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A

Eligible organization: As below

The TFF Challenge is open to anyone, anywhere under the age of 35. Participants must join in teams of 3-5 people, ideally representing a breadth of disciplines. You can find your team members before or after you sign up.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

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