Timeline: Summer 2021 to Spring 2022 (flexible start date, remote as required)
Applications DUE: Friday, April 9, 2021 – OR UNTIL FILLED
Two open opportunities: One with FoodShot Global and the other with BioGenerator
Selection: Two Innovator Fellows will be selected to join the next cohort and work with these innovative companies. We invite you to apply to one or both opportunities.
FoodShot Global empowers bold ideas and innovative companies to accelerate the transformation to a healthy, sustainable and equitable food system. It is a collaborative investment platform of innovators, investors, industry leaders and advocates working to solve our biggest food system challenges. By connecting knowledge, networks and funding across private and public sectors, FoodShot Global creates scalable, impactful, and inspired solutions. Each year, FoodShot Global selects a FoodShot, or a MoonShot for Better Food – an identified obstacle to a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system.
So far, FoodShot Global has launched two FoodShots: Innovating Soil 3.0, and Precision Protein. FoodShot Global’s integrated capital continuum includes the $500,000+ GroundBreaker Prize for researchers, early stage entrepreneurs, and policy advocates, as well as up to $10 million in equity or debt investment for winning for-profit businesses.
BioGenerator was formed in 2003, and serves as an evergreen investor that creates, grows, and funds innovative companies and talented entrepreneurs in the St. Louis region. BioGenerator identifies and de-risks commercially promising innovations and services; advises innovators and entrepreneurs; recruits and supports entrepreneurial talent; makes staged investments grounded in rigorous due diligence; and offers access to enabling lab space and capital equipment.
BioGenerator is the investment arm of BioSTL, funding early-stage health and plant bioscience companies through four funding stages, which drive technology development and commercialization. BioGenerator positions companies to navigate the unique challenges of early-stage bioscience company development and provides guidance and expertise in order for the companies to grow and achieve success.