Kirchner Food Fellowship

Program Contact

Dr. LaKisha Odom

Development Contact

Kashyap Choksi

This program is no longer accepting applications

About Kirchner Food Fellowship

Bold business investment is critical to solving mounting food and agriculture challenges. While the amount of investment capital focusing on social and environmental impact is increasing, global access to this capital is not. We are helping to build access by funding training for future financiers to invest in early-stage innovations that can transform global food production.

The Kirchner Food Fellowship program was established to fill this gap and support agriculture-related businesses. The Kirchner Food Fellowship provides high-level mentoring from networks of investors to university students each year. Fellows are trained to evaluate agriculture business investments and given discretion over investment decisions for companies solving critical food and agriculture challenges.

Applications for the 2022 cycle are now closed.

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In 2021, the Fellowship launched a dedicated cohort for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to address the lack of diversity within the venture capital sector.
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