An Open Call for Applications has started for a three-month Accelerator that will offer $350,000 in prizes and extensive access to ReFED’s expert network.
, a multi-stakeholder think tank committed to food waste reduction, announced an open call for applications to its Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator. Generously supported by the Walmart Foundation and in partnership with +Acumen, the Accelerator aims to catalyze ideas and inspire actions that will lead to a doubling of healthy food available to the 40 million Americans facing food insecurity. Eligible innovators are invited to apply by July 10, 2019.
Ten nonprofit food recovery organizations will be selected to participate in the Accelerator. Each organization will receive $25,000 for participating and a travel stipend, plus an additional $100,000 will be awarded to selected winner(s). The Accelerator’s curriculum will combine a virtual classroom with in-person ReFED Learning Labs that focus on leveraging earned revenue models, technology solutions and human-centered design. Innovators will receive the tools, training and mentorship necessary to drive measurable impact, gain access to a broad network of industry experts and connect with potential strategic sources of capital.
Additionally, ReFED has assembled a world-class group of food business and technology executives, capital providers and subject matter experts who will serve as the Accelerator’s Advisory Committee and Expert Network.