It's Time to Apply

The Food Innovation Challenge is a startup competition and foundational hub in a broader ecosystem connecting Midwest entrepreneurs that have a passion for food.

Welcome to the 2016 Food Innovation Challenge Application!

Our goals are simple:

  1. Identify and attract the highest potential food entrepreneurs in our geographic region.
  2. Enable a long-term sustainable platform that allows food entrepreneurs to leverage their talents, ambitions and innovation for a strategic business opportunity in the food industry.
  3. Showcase the economic diversity and viability of the Midwest Region and encourage local business development.

Benefits to you:

  • $130,000 in seed funding and in-kind services
  • Business and technical mentoring
  • Networking with industry, academic and investor experts
  • Media exposure

Our application deadline is 11:59 PM on Monday, May 16. Please note you may save, exit and log back into YouNoodle as many times as needed until the deadline to complete your submission. We encourage you to 'save' your application often.

Thank you for your interest and let the Challenge begin!

Food Innovation Challenge Team

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