Econ scholar receives fellowship after developing innovative agri-business model

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 …

Kirchner Food Fellowship Announces New Fellows

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.

Kirchner Food Fellowship Announces Inaugural HBCU Cohort

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.

Kirchner Impact Foundation Announces Investment in Innovative Lending Platform

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. 

Kirchner Food Fellowship Opens Application Period for 2021-2022 Programs

Program recruiting students for three distinct cohorts Washington, DC – Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico – Jacksonville, Florida – 03 March 2021 – 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 2021-22 academic year program. The fellowship, now in its 8th year, is …

Leading Impact Investment Fellowship launches HBCU Cohort

As a pioneering program in developing venture capital allocators in food and agriculture, the program is enhancing its aim to help address the lack of diversity within the VC sector through the launch of the HBCU Cohort.

Kirchner Food Fellowship announces Seventh year Fellows

The Kirchner Food Fellowship, an initiative of the Kirchner Impact Foundation, today announced the selection of seven new Fellows across their two 2020-2021 cohorts, one based in the U.S. and one based in Mexico. This represents the seventh year of the program, now totaling 29 fellows, with the majority being female.

Kirchner Impact Foundation and Watson Institute Announce Collaboration

Students selected for the Watson Institute at Universidad Francisco Marroquín’s Career Accelerator in Guatemala City have the opportunity to express interest in The Kirchner Fellowship on their application and complete the highly regarded Kirchner Investment Academy’s intensive, 25-hour program at UFM on July 4-6th.

Kirchner Fellowship Opens Application Period for 2020-2021 Programs

The program, now in its 7th year, is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative venture capital markets initiatives by seeking to take well-networked angel capital to places where there is none.