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Thought For Food 2019-2020 Challenge for Changemakers

Applications are being invited from qualified candidates for the  Thought For Food Challenge 2019-2020. This challenge is an annual global competition organized by Thought For Food, the competition seeks to create successful, socially responsible food and Agriculture startups in all parts of the world. 

The Challenge is sponsored by the Thought For Food Foundation, a non-profit charity incorporated in Delaware, USA. The Foundation receives financial support from numerous organizations and businesses that help support Foundation’s mission.

The competition will grant winners cash prize, ranging from $10,000 to $2,500. Selections are made based on team's Innovative solutions, Implementation & scalability, Uniqueness, and Team spirit.

To apply, scroll down to method of application and fill up as required

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About Thought For Food

TFF are a small team focused on big impact! They create, empower and support a new generation of leaders to solve our planet’s most pressing challenge Our global food systems need innovation and collaboration, and the next generation possesses the creativity, passion and mindsets to create the change just in time. They are building the global footprint to equip young people everywhere at anytime with the values, approaches and connections they need to be successful changemakers – and support them to navigate the critical early stages of their professional lives. They engage the ne... read more


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TFF Challenge for Changemakers


Aim and Benefits of TFF Challenge for Changemakers

By signing up, you will gain access to the TFF Digital Labs and have the chance to win travel, perks and cash prizes.

  1. The Grand Prize winner will receive $10,000 USD in grant money to use solely for the purpose of their project
  2. The Runner Up will receive $7,500 USD in grant money to use solely for the purpose of their project
  3. Foundation partner organizations such will award additional cash prizes – these include:
    1. the Kirchner Award winner will receive $5,000 USD in grant money to use solely for the purpose of their project, selected by the Kirchner Food Fellows and their independent criteria.
    2. The Borlaug Foundation Take it to the Farmer award winner will receive $2,500 USD in grant money to use solely for the purpose of their project, selected by an independent committee determining which innovation most impacts farmers.
  4. Other cash prizes may be added at a later stage.

Requirements for TFF Challenge for Changemakers Qualification

  1. Open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 at time of entry;
  2. In order to participate, teams must be comprised of at least 2 and no more than 5 eligible participants;
  3. Teams may be comprised of eligible participants from the same or different disciplines, communities, countries, universities, etc.;
  4. Only one entry per team;
  5. Employees, vendors and contractors of Foundation and of Foundation donors or their affiliates are not eligible to enter or win.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for TFF Challenge for Changemakers

  1. Innovative solutions: TFF commits to being on the cusp of new idea generation. Leverage breakthrough technologies and business models to create a project that is fresh and exciting, in a way that has never been seen before.
  2. Implementation & scalability: Food security solutions require short, medium, and long-term goals that shouldn’t end when our competition is over. The project should be implementable, with scalability potential that puts sustainability first.
  3. Uniqueness: The project should stand out among the wide-array of proposals we see, providing game-changing solutions and embodying a “wow” factor in terms of presentation, so that it gets noticed in a noisy world of innovation and startups.
  4. Team spirit: Being an innovator and an entrepreneur is one of the most exciting and rewarding things one can do. However, it is also a long and demanding journey. The team needs to demonstrate that it is able to withstand these challenges and deliver a solution that will improve lives.

Application Deadline

January 24, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Thought For Food on tffdigitallabs.org to apply

For more details, visit TFF website


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