Thought For Food is dedicated to engaging and empowering the next generation of innovators to solve the complex and important challenges facing our food system.
Our movement unites bold, unconventional thinkers and doers from all disciplines and all parts of the globe.
Innovation starts here!
Are you a revolution starter? An out-of-the-box thinker? A stop-at-nothing-until-it-works doer? Thought For Food is your place to be. Join our program.
We strive to make real impact on the food system through our work to:
Engage and empower the next generation.
Incentivize, fund and support new ideas and startups from around the world.
Unite diverse innovators to solve big problems.
Experiment with open business models and collaboration approaches.
Create talent, reputation and innovation opportunities for the industry.
Our entire Thought For Food program 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. Every year, we generate hundreds of new business ideas, and to date, we have launched more than 40 new startups in key areas such as nutrition, synthetic biology, vertical farming, precision agriculture/ data, logistics, new foods and appropriate tech for smallholders.
The annual TFF Academy and Summit bring together interdisciplinary leaders from science, entrepreneurship, industry, policy, and design to explore, debate and create ‘what’s next’ in food and agriculture. As a core part of these programs, we provide access to our Design Thinking Lab, Startup Bootcamp, and Leadership Skill-building Masterclasses.
The TFF Community includes more than 12,000 brilliant and passionate young minds from 140+ countries – and is growing every year. Our NextGen Council and our global network of TFF Ambassadors advises on our strategy and amplifies the impact we make.
You're interested in becoming a partner, sponsor or investor at Thought For Food? We're excited to get to know you!
The Thought For Food Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit Foundation.