Thought For Food Challenge

Deadline: 31 October 2016
Open to: team of 3-5 interested university students
Prizes: all expenses paid trip to the TFF Global Summit, USD 15,000 in seed funding


The #TFFChallenge was officially launched on September 14, 2016! The world’s best and brightest university students are to be called to tackle the grand challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by 2050. You’ll have the chance to win a trip to the TFF Global Summit and become immersed in an environment equipped with cutting-edge learning tools and resources, world-class mentorship from innovators and entrepreneurs, and funding for your project, all while creating lasting relationships and networking opportunities.


Teams of 3-5 university students and sidekicks from all over the world.


  • 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 USD 10,000;
  • Thought For Food Awards: USD 10,000 Grand Prize USD 7,500 Runner-Up Prize;
  • Kirchner Food Fellows Award: USD 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: USD 2,500 Selected by the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, based on which team they identify as having a strong impact directly on farmers.

How to apply?

To apply, please fill out this form. Create your TFF team name and add them to your team page. Brainstorm, bounce ideas off of one another, plan, sketch, and come up with your groundbreaking idea.
For more information please visit the official web page.

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