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!

  • Being a part of TFF opens a portal to regions of the world you otherwise wouldn’t be able to see. It’s been extremely meaningful to interact with individuals from all corners of the globe and learn about their motivations to drive food and ag innovations there.

    Laura Lee Senior Manager of Digital Innovation for KWS


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Experts & Mentors

  • Ayna Arora

    Global Manager for ZXlerator Accelerator at ZX Ventures
  • Payam Pourtaheri

  • Albert Kure

    Co-founder of FrontierSS & 2018 TFF Challenge Winner
  • Laura Lee

    Senior Manager of Digital Innovation for KWS
  • Carlos Castellanos

    COO of Cultivando Futuro
  • Dr. Apeh Omede

    CEO and co-founder at Greenrise Innovation Hub Nigeria Limited
  • Meredith Mendola

    Founding Member of the Corporate Innovation Team at KWS Group
  • Joaquín Tintoré King

    Strategy and Business Development Manager at Blendhub
  • Maria Thaís Affonso

    Senior Advisor Strategy, Intelligence and Sustainability
  • Gabriel Wilmoth

    Senior Consultant in Agriculture
  • Nuno Leitão

    Senior Biological Scientist at Synthace Limited
  • Eamonn McGuinty

    Research Consultant Agri-Food Analytics Lab

Virtual TFF Academy 2020

Sign up and benefit in big ways

Join our virtual program for free entrepreneurship training, engaging live sessions, expert and peer-to-peer mentoring!