Apply for the Global Thought For Food Challenge 2022 ($30,000 prizes & all-expenses-paid trip)

Application Deadline: June 3rd, 2022

The global TFF Challenge is the world’s largest, most-diverse, and impact-focused food and agtech innovation challenge. It calls on next-generation innovators and entrepreneurs in every region of the world to submit creative solutions to the prevailing question: “How do we feed 10 billion people on a hotter planet?”

Over the 6-week TFF Challenge period, you have access to curated, on-demand digital content, weekly entrepreneurship and topic-related live sessions that feature industry leaders and successful agri-food tech startups, as well 24/7 support. 
By signing up, you also gain access to this platform, the TFF Digital Labs, our collaboration and startup acceleration platform that hosts these resources to support you no matter where you are in your journey—from ideation through to incorporated startup. The TFF Digital Labs has recently undergone a significant upgrade and now offers increased functionality and more content. 


  • The TFF Challenge is a place for anyone who wants to build feasible solutions that steer the future towards sustainable, nourishing and resilient food systems.
  • TFF is calling on scientists, designers, engineers, marketers, farmers, developers, and anyone else passionate about the future of our food. No background in food and agriculture needed.
  • Participants are asked to form teams of 2-5 members or directly sign up with an existing team. 


  • $30,000+ USD in combined cash grants from TFF and partners;
  • Invitation to the TFF Academy, a personalized 16-week acceleration program that offers hands-on mentoring, pitch training, industry introductions, and storytelling;
  • Pitch to investors and industry leaders at the global TFF Summit;  
  • Additional perks and opportunities offered by TFF’s broad network of partners, including licenses to software, datasets, and training sessions
  • Life-changing connections to TFF’s global community of movers and shakers. 

Additional Prizes


  • April 22: Sign-ups open
  • June 3: Pitch deadline (at 12 am Eastern Standard Time)
  • July 7: Finalist announcement
  • July 18: TFF Academy starts
  • September 30: TFF Summit in Brooklyn, New York
  • November 18: TFF Academy ends

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Thought For Food Challenge 2022

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