Focused learning, expert mentoring and peer-to-peer collaboration: the TFF Academy is revolutionising startup acceleration in the food and agriculture space. Instead of reinventing the wheel, we try to connect dots across the world.
From April until July 2020, the virtual TFF Academy guides entrepreneurs through bite-sized startup acceleration and live sessions on the TFF Digital Labs training them in business models, route-to-market strategy, customer mapping, pitching, and storytelling. Additionally, the Finalists and Boost Teams selected in the 2019/20 TFF Challenge are matched with mentors and experts who can help them take their venture to the next level.
We have open-sourced our program, so anyone can access it at any time and join hundreds of other entrepreneurs on a mission to better food systems!
The in-person TFF Academy is planned for 17-21 October 2020 at Sunway iLabs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In view of the continued health and safety risks caused by COVID-19 and as an organization dedicated to improving the health and livelihoods of people around the world, we have taken the tough decision to postpone all TFF Global Events in Malaysia to this October. We are cautiously optimistic to communicate the new dates for the TFF Academy and will, of course, continue monitoring any new developments related to the COVID-19 situation.
Ayna AroraGlobal Manager for ZXlerator Accelerator at ZX Ventures
Payam PourtaheriCo-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of AgroSpheres
Meredith MendolaFounding Member of the Corporate Innovation Team at KWS Group
Caio BacciProject Manager for Digital Innovation Accelerator at KWS
Matt FoleyProgram Director at Invest Nebraska & Lead of the Combine AgriFood Incubator
Laura LeeSenior Manager of Digital Innovation for KWS
Carlos CastellanosCOO of Cultivando Futuro
Eamonn McGuintyResearch Consultant Agri-Food Analytics Lab
Gabriel WilmothSenior Consultant in Agriculture
Maria Thaís AffonsoSenior Advisor Strategy, Intelligence and Sustainability
Nuno LeitãoSenior Biological Scientist at Synthace Limited
Dustin BetzContent Editor at the Founder Institute
Upon completion of the TFF Academy, your startup will be prepared for the launch, next funding round or scaling phase.
- Orient your venture towards societal impact and financial achievement.
- Learn to implement circular and sustainable principles.
- Understand the local and global market.
- Master creative and collaborative decision-making.
- Grow your network of international founders, industry and investors.
- Gain personal connections with like-minded changemakers.
- Be at the forefront of food system transformation and know what’s next.
- Be exposed to international media, such as WIRED, Forbes or the National Geographic.
Virtual TFF Academy 2020
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Join our virtual program for free entrepreneurship training, engaging live sessions, expert and peer-to-peer mentoring!