While the amount of impact investment capital is increasing rapidly, uniform access to that capital is not. For that to improve, new low-cost, high-efficiency investment models are needed to push money and business resources out to entrepreneurial teams in remote regions and underserved communities. Assembling, training, and empowering diverse investment teams for this purpose is the core mission of the Kirchner Fellowship.
The Kirchner Fellowship is an opportunity for students to have discretion over investment decisions, with a focus on companies in the agriculture and food sector with ground-breaking technologies that can provide sustainable solutions.
The Kirchner Fellowship Program is designed specifically for identifying and training the next generation of impact capital allocators capable of understanding and investing effectively in the early-stage companies and innovations.
At the university level, excellent progress has been made in identifying promising technologies; training teams of entrepreneurial thinkers and doers who understand the important role of for-profit, sustainable enterprises that make a difference.
The Kirchner Fellowship is a pioneer in the lean impact investment movement, harnessing the power of highly committed next generation talent to find, fund and assist promising socially responsible, for-profit agricultural businesses.
We believe the next generation is uniquely qualified to find, fund and assist promising conscious agriculture businesses. They have a native understanding of the coming possibilities of a networked, customized and distributed world.
Jorge Alejandro Nieto Alvarez
Jorge is currently, studying a master’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Guanajuato, where he wants to focus on consolidating the potential that biotechnology has as a high-impact science, through the efficient investment of capital mediated by the search of sustainable solutions.
Bryana is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Systems Engineering at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. She is passionate about bridging the gap between food deserts in the local community, researching innovations in intellectual property, and exploring the financial markets.