Calling all food system entrepreneurs!
Food System 6, based in the SF Bay Area, is recruiting for-profit and non-profit food system entrepreneurs to participate in our third cohort program – set to launch in February 2019.
Application deadline is Friday, November 16.
Applications are always accepted in advance for future cohorts.
Food System 6 Short Overview
Food System 6 (FS6) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, focused on fostering innovation that will improve the environmental, physical and social health of the food system. To help advance change in the food system, FS6 works with the most promising for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs who are developing transformative solutions across the food and agriculture value chain. By working closely with these teams – typically two participants per company – we are able to influence their trajectories and also aggregate a wide range of knowledge about the evolution of our food system that we use to support and educate other stakeholders including corporations, funders, investors, and others. FS6 has executed three cohorts with 23 companies, of which 17 are for-profit and 6 are non-profits. Additional information regarding our current portfolio can be found here: www.foodsystem6.org/portfolio.html
Skills & Experience
FS6 is looking to support efforts at the intersection of impact potential, investment opportunity & innovation activity.
We are looking for for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs who are tackling one or more food system challenges through business / organizational model or technological innovations such as:
- Reducing, recovering or recycling food waste
- Addressing sustainable protein alternatives for humans and animals
- Developing benign substitutes for harmful inputs in food production
- Increasing availability of healthy food choices
- Enabling more efficient use of water and other natural resources
- Creating tools for regenerative production practices
To apply, please follow the link to our website: http://www.foodsystem6.org/apply.html
The deadline for Cohort 4 candidates is 11:59pm on Friday, November 16th.
There is no cost to participate in the FS6 Program. Participants are responsible for lodging and transportation. This is a non-residential program and requires participation in 3 (3) day sessions, based in the SF Bay Area.
Why You Should Work With Us
FS6’s innovative, non-residential, four-month cohort model provides tailored support and technical assistance to teams of both for-profit and non-profit entrepreneurs, and delivers valuable content and programming at critical points throughout the 16 weeks. We host three multi-day in-person sessions where we focus on elements of our program that are broadly applicable to all cohort members. For example, our entrepreneurs hone their storytelling skills to better connect with customers, partners, investors and other stakeholders crucial to achieving success.
Our position working hands-on with our teams establishes a sense of trust with each company that enables us to continue to support our entrepreneurs beyond the formal cohort program. We anticipate for 2 – 3 years of post programmatic support. In addition, this close working relationship gives us a unique perspective across the full food system at the intersection of innovation, investment and impact that enables us to support, inform and influence the direction of the food system towards #FoodSystem6.