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Summer School

Our Stage I: Idea Development program aims to help Ph.D. students visualize scalable business ventures in the food and agricultural field from their research projects. The 10-day intensive program, will be joined by a 40 PhD student cohort, for a crash course on the idea development process, market & competitor analysis, prototyping, and financing. Participants are expected to apply the knowledge aquired hands-on, by developing a business idea that solves one of our food system's biggest problems. Summer school will culminate in a pitch competition, where best performers will be rewarded with a place in our mentoring programme and Business Incubation Stage II with waived fees!

Summer school will run on full-days with many power breaks, plenty of peer to peer networking and interaction with our guest speakers, food experts, advanced entreprneurs and business coaches! Programme dates May 25 - June 3 with DemoDay on June 4!

Check out Stage I unparalled benefits!

  • Global Food Venture Stage I, aims to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit of talented PhD students and help to improve creativity and system innovation skills. Participants will learn about the current challenges in Food & Agriculture and the transformation that is needed to create a sustainable and healthy system.
  • In an 10 day Summer School, students will gain essential skills in ideation and business creation, interact with top food & ag experts, educators, business coaches and established start-ups.
  • Within groups, participants will develop business ideas that solve identified problems in food and agriculture, and pitch their ideas in a final competition. Top winners will be awarded a place in GFVP 2021 Stage II.
  • Alumni of Stage I will have priority to join Global Food Venture Programme Business Incubation (Stage II) in 2022.

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