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

 
Alpaca Market
“Farm to Jar” meals from smart fridges & vending kiosks
Austin, Texas

Bytable Foods
Modern, blockchain-based food system infrastructure
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cambridge Crops
Food shelf-life extension technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

CHEFIS
Online food delivery from chefs & home cooks
Mexico City, Mexico

Comerso
Unsold goods recovery to benefit charities
Agen, France

En Solución
Next generation food safety technology
Austin, Texas

Food for All
Half-price meals to save your wallet & our planet
Boston, Massachusetts

Full Cycle
A circular solution for food waste & plastics
Richmond, Virginia

Grow Computer
Digital platform for indoor agriculture
Sacramento, California

Harvestable
Order local food for your restaurant. Easily.
Fargo, North Dakota

Heliponix
Non-gmo, organic seed pod subscriptions
Evansville, Indiana

NAMPYA
Revolutionizing African food retail
Kampala, Uganda
 

Student Challenge Category

 
LV FruitFly
Smart automated aerial orchard harvesting system
Austin, Texas

SwipeMeIn
Exchanging university dining meals & fighting food insecurity
Austin, Texas

ZipFood
Medically-tailored meals
Austin, Texas