FoodShot Global (FSG) 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 creates scalable, impactful, and inspired solutions – MoonShots for Better Food. FoodShot’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. Along with post-investment resources, FoodShot’s blended capital model empowers best-in-class entrepreneurs, researchers, and advocates to transform the most critical food system challenges into opportunities for collaborative investment and meaningful change.
Each year, FoodShot selects a challenge – an identified obstacle to a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system. FoodShot invites entrepreneurs and innovators to submit businesses that address the challenge for funding consideration, while experts in the challenge area provide issue-specific insights and nominate candidates for the GroundBreaker prize. FoodShot vets and reviews submissions for boldness, viability and impact to determine the best-of-class candidates. Finally, FoodShot and its partners award equity, debt, and prize dollars to the finalists, as well as providing post-investment capacity resources to ensure greater scale and impact See 2018 prize recipients here: FoodShot Announces Winners.