2019 F+C Startup Challenge Cohort
After an extensive, international search that spanned many months, we’re thrilled to reveal the innovative companies that make up the 2019 Food+City Startup Challenge cohort. Part mentorship engagement and part startup competition, our program kicks off in mid-December and culminates in the Food+City Startup Showcase on March 11, 2019. Mark your calendars now and prepare to be inspired by these startups who aspire to grow their impactful ideas.
Join us as we share their journey and help tell their stories.
The 2019 Cohort
“Farm to Jar” meals from smart fridges & vending kiosks
Modern, blockchain-based food system infrastructure
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Food shelf-life extension technology
Online food delivery from chefs & home cooks
Mexico City, Mexico
Unsold goods recovery to benefit charities
Next generation food safety technology
Food for All
Half-price meals to save your wallet & our planet
A circular solution for food waste & plastics
Digital platform for indoor agriculture
Order local food for your restaurant. Easily.
Fargo, North Dakota
Non-gmo, organic seed pod subscriptions
Revolutionizing African food retail
Student Challenge Category
Smart automated aerial orchard harvesting system
Exchanging university dining meals & fighting food insecurity