Submission Deadline: December 1st 2015The 2015/16 Thought For Food Challenge calls on the world’s best and brightest university students to form teams and develop breakthrough projects that address the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.In return, we provide a platform for you to shine, cutting-edge learning tools and resources, world-class mentorship from rockstar experts, innovators and entrepreneurs, the chance to win a trip to the inspirational TFF Global Summit as well as significant funding for your project.You’ll also join a growing global movement, comprised of friends and supporters who share your passion to make the world a better place.
The Event is open to individuals 17 years of age or older at the time of registration and individuals must be enrolled in a university study program at time of entry.
In order to participate, teams must be comprised of at least 3 and no more than 5 current university students.
Universities may enter multiple teams.
Teams may be comprised of students from different universities.
How it works
Teams of 3-5 will have until December 1, 2015 at 12:00AM PST to work through the TFF Design Lab, craft their idea and create a compelling pitch.
Next, Ten Finalist teams will be selected to move on to Round 2 where they will receive an all expense paid trip to the TFF Summit (Early Spring 2016) and participate in the intensive TFF Startup Bootcamp.
One Grand Prize of $10,000 and one Runner Up prize of $5,000 will be awarded at the TFF Summit.
One Grand Prize winning team will receive a $10,000 grant for their project
One Runner Up team will receive a $5,000 grant for their project
All participating teams get access to the TFF Design Lab and professional mentors representing a variety of fields of expertise.
Travel + Bootcamp
The 10 Finalist teams will receive a trip to a fantastic destination, where they will take part in a custom program to acquire skills and tools that will propel their projects to the next level.
Finalists will represent their university at the TFF Summit and pitch their ideas to a top-caliber judging panel.
All teams become part of the amazing TFF community of friends and supporters. They also have the chance for their ideas to gain worldwide attention by being profiled in our TFF video productions and by other media.