We are working to empower the next generation everywhere in the world with the skills, connections and mindsets they need to transform our food system. As a non-profit organization, we depend on donations to keep our program going. If you are a fellow supporter of global food security, please consider making a small contribution to ensure that we meet our audacious 2019 goals. Every bit counts. Thank you!
Thought For Food™ is dedicated to empowering the next generation of innovators to build new solutions that transform our food system.
Our movement unites bold, unconventional thinkers and doers from all disciplines and all parts of the globe.
“A BROAD NETWORK OF EXPERTS, STAKEHOLDERS, ENTREPRENEURS AND ENTHUSIASTS”
– Forbes, 08/2018
“WHEN AN AGRIFOOD STARTUP PITCH COMPETITION IS TRULY GLOBAL, SMALLHOLDERS WIN”
– AgFunder News, 08/2018
“INSPIRING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY, TURN DREAMS INTO STARTUPS AND FIX OUR FOOD SYSTEMS”
– Earlham Institute, 08/2018
New ideas and perspectives
Tap into hidden opportunities to create business value. You access next-generation talent and create real impact by working with us. Ready to collaborate?
Our suite of industry-transforming initiatives has been specifically designed to live true to the values, mindsets, and ways of thinking and operating that next-generation innovators represent.
The annual TFF Challenge catalyzes, supports and funds startups that are built by millennials and GenZ entrepreneurs around the world. It has generated thousands of new business ideas, and has launched more than 40 impact-oriented startups in key areas such as nutrition, synthetic biology, vertical farming, precision agriculture, logistics, new foods and appropriate tech for smallholders.
The TFF Academy is a unique immersive educational program focused on empowering the next generation of talents in food and agriculture. Built for next-generation innovators, the intense curriculum is focused on connecting with relevant topics and experts in the industry, building skills and capabilities in design thinking, leadership and entrepreneurship, as well as developing their personal selves through emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and adaptability to change.
The annual TFF Summit brings together interdisciplinary leaders from science, engineering, industry, entrepreneurship, policy and design to explore and co-create ‘what’s next’ – the event has been described as the “SXSW of food & agriculture.”
The TFF Startup Bootcamp supports early-stage startups through an intense business training which provides next-generation leadership skills, business acumen and an understanding of the latest industry trends.
Everything we do is underpinned by our growing TFF Community, which consists of 12,000 brilliant and passionate young minds from 160 countries, 25 regional Next Gen Council members and 250 Ambassadors.
A new approach to global challenges
We inspire, engage and empower with diverse stakeholders in the food and agriculture industry. Ready to engage with the next generation of leaders?