This is a blog post in the series “Resources for impact entrepreneurs”: Growth Opportunities for Impact Entrepreneurs. Part 1.2: Food & Agriculture Regional Programs.
FAO UN Fellowship: designed to attract fellows, typically PhD students, researchers and professors, who have an advanced level of relevant technical knowledge and experience in any field of the Organization.
Kirchner Food Fellowship: three fellowship programs that harnesses the power of millennials to find, fund and assist promising socially responsible agricultural businesses; geographical coverage: Central America, Mexico.
EIT Food: Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.
LadyAgri: a network of International and African professionals linking agri-businesses with the finance community, social impact funds, through which women-agri- entrepreneurs can develop and upscale their businesses in Africa and Small Island Developing.
Incubators and Accelerators:
World Resources Institute: Land Accelerator, a four-month program and curated network for entrepreneurs who restore degraded forests and farmland; geographical coverage: Africa, Latin America, South Asia.
The Yield Lab: enabling entrepreneurs to sustainably revolutionize agrifood systems; regional accelerators: North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe.
EIT Food: supporting innovative impactful agrifood entrepreneurs and startups to deliver new food innovations and businesses across Europe (incubator, accelerator, scaleup program).
X-Europe: 6 acceleration cohorts for European startups; the areas include AgriTech.
Fresh Ventures Studio: a venture building program, co-founding companies with experienced professionals and entrepreneurs to address systemic challenges in the food system; for EU participants, require all participants to locate to Rotterdam for the physical part of the program.
StartLife: accelerating food & agtech startups with lasting impact in Europe.
Hatch Colab: a 12-month program (with periods of residence in Geneva) for Europe-based entrepreneurs committed to solving humanity’s grand challenges and driving sustainable change; the sectors include healthcare.
Future Hub: Open Innovation Sustainability Accelerator, a kickstarter for startup & enterprise co-creation; five sustainability and GreenTech areas: Mobility, Food & AgroTech, Smart cities & Energy, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sustainable Business & Circular Economy; geography: Baltic countries.
FAO and UNIDO: 3ADI+, Accelerator for Agriculture and Agroindustry Development and Innovation; pilot countries: Bangladesh, Suriname, Tanzania.
Big Idea Ventures: food accelerators in New York, Paris, Singapore.
Future Food Asia Platform: aiming to accelerate open innovation in AgriTech and FoodTech across Asia Pacific, with the goal to catalyze and align an ecosystem to cope with the challenges of food.
Kindle VC: mentorship (incubator/accelerator) and EIR support for startups in US and India; the focus sectors include agritech.
Pangea: a Scaleup Program for Africa-based impact driven startups; the sectors include Agriculture.
Village Capital, supported by the IKEA Foundation: O-Farms – Making the Most of Food, helping scale circular agribusiness innovations in East Africa.
Glocal: an accelerator for both, startups and mid – sized established companies in the Agribusiness Sector in Latin America.
Village Capital, with the support of Visa Foundation: Future of Food LatAm AgriTech and FoodTechAccelerator, an investment readiness program for Latin American startups that are tackling the region’s most pressing challenges in the agritech and foodtech sectors.
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