Fellows will become impact investors for the academic year and focus on improving food security in the region Jacksonville FL , San Miguel de Allende MX – Aug 04, 2022 – The Kirchner Fellowship, an initiative of the Kirchner Impact Foundation, today announced, after three successful years in Mexico, the selection of fellows for the fourth (M4) year of the …
This selection marks the ninth year of the broader Kirchner Fellowship program and the second year of the Americas Program, now totaling 47 fellows representing a large array of universities, regions and backgrounds.
In a pioneering effort to develop the next generation of venture capital allocators in food and agriculture, the program aims to help address the lack of diversity within the VC sector.
On June 7th 2022, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) and the Kirchner Impact Foundation co-hosted a webinar to highlight the 2021-2022 Kirchner HBCU Fellows. It showcased the work of the inaugural cohort, and included its organizers and funders talking about the importance and excitement around this fellowship. The webinar featured a fireside discussion with the Fellows moderated …
The Kirchner Impact Foundation is pleased to announce that the Kirchner Food Fellowship, a leading impact investing fellowship, is now accepting applications until April 30th for its 2022-23 academic year program.
Economics student Laura Navarro ’22 has received a Kirchner Food Fellowship, which trains and empowers next-generation talent to steer investment into sustainable solutions and technologies that advance global food security. The fellowship brings together high-achieving students to identify socially responsible agricultural businesses in Latin America and to make the final decision on significant impact investments – a type of investment …
These fellows join the previously announced HBCU Fellows to form three Kirchner Food Fellowship cohorts for the upcoming academic year. This represents the eighth year of the program, now totaling 38 fellows from a large array of universities and backgrounds.
The Fellows will be “impact venture capitalists” for an academic year, investing real money in a real company while remaining full-time students at their respective universities.
Siembro is an online multi-lender lending platform connecting farmers with financial institutions at the point of sale
FFAR Partners with the Kirchner Impact Foundation to Support the Kirchner Food Fellowship – HBCU Cohort
To advance professional development opportunities in food and agriculture venture capital, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is providing funds to support the Kirchner Impact Foundation’s program for Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) students. The Rockefeller Foundation has also recently committed to supporting the Kirchner Impact Foundation.