Exciting news! We’ve just been mentioned as an honoree in Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Award.

The Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award celebrates businesses, policies, and nonprofits that are “poised to help shift society to a more sustainable and more equitable future.” From a pool of nearly 2,000 total entries, the Thought For Food Foundation has been selected as an honorable mention in the Education category as part of the 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards, specifically for the TFF Challenge.

Fast Company’s Senior Editor Morgan Clenadaniel said, “This year’s award were the most competitive we’ve ever had. Fast Company editors, reporters, and a venerable group of guest judges pored over the entries, looking for the ideas that felt had the most creative solutions – and the most potential for impact and scalability.”

With the TFF Challenge we support the next generation from around the world to develop impact-focused startups that tackle our prevailing food and agriculture challenges. We provide access to a unique digital and in-person professional development program, equipping young entrepreneurs in every part of the world with the leadership skills, business and industry knowledge, mentorship, training, community and partners they need to be successful.

TFF Founder and CEO Christine Gould shares her excitement about the big news, “We’re thrilled to be acknowledged by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea this year. This external recognition of our and our global Community’s work gives all of us at TFF an extra dose of motivation to keep moving forward on our journey to create an inclusive and sustainable food system.”

The next edition of the TFF Challenge will be launched on World Food Day, October 16, 2019, where we will also release a new rich and interactive online learning program- the TFF Digital Labs- which democratises access to our world-leading food and ag startup accelerator. Make sure to mark your calendars for the launch date and check out this blog post to learn more about this year’s supercharged program.