Eight start-ups have been selected to receive mentorship, and up to $300,000 in grants to develop innovative circular economy solutions
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San Francisco, October 19th, 2020 - Today, the impact-focused startup accelerator, Food System 6 (FS6), is announcing the eight early-stage companies from around the world selected to participate in their new Circular Economy program, launched in partnership with global sustainable packaging solutions leader, Huhtamaki. The purpose of the Huhtamaki Circular Economy Start-up Program by Food System 6 is to accelerate the development of young and promising companies working to deliver innovative sustainable solutions in areas such as waste management, sustainable packaging alternatives, new materials innovation, and regenerative production models.
Program provides mentorship, advising, and $300,000 in equity-free grants to companies
SAN FRANCISCO — Today, the U.S.-based nonprofit Food System 6 (FS6) announces the launch of a comprehensive startup program in partnership with global sustainable food packaging leader Huhtamaki. The Huhtamaki Circular Economy Startup Program by Food System 6 is designed to accelerate the development of young and promising companies working for a more sustainable future. It will focus on identifying and developing early-stage companies with innovative and promising sustainable solutions in areas such as waste diversion, sustainable packaging alternatives, new materials innovations, and regenerative production models.
Huhtamaki Celebrates Its 100 Year Anniversary by Donating EUR 3 Million to Circular Economy Initiatives to Address Global Sustainability Challenges
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To mark its 100-year anniversary Huhtamaki is donating EUR 3 million to global sustainability initiatives with a local impact. We are acting today, educating for tomorrow and funding innovation for the future, making a difference where it matters most to help address global sustainability challenges and build circular economy initiatives.
FS6 announces the launch of their newest sponsored program - the Huhtamaki Circular Economy Startup Program - and the rollout of a rebrand!
We don't have to tell you that this past few months has been a whirlwind for the food and agriculture industry. Challenges and opportunities are surfacing and settling at an unprecedented rate, and we are all working together to emerge from all of this intact and revitalized, with a refreshed clarity about what is working and what needs to be changed, as we work together to feed the world. And as challenging as it has been, this new food landscape has given many of us the opportunity to look inward, to reassess our core values, our current trajectory, and how and why we do the work that we do.
The six innovations tapped for the accelerator's Cohort 5 are solving for sustainability and impact across regenerative agriculture, food waste, and fair labor standards for farmers & food-workers.
FS6 is a nonprofit based in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to support impact-driven entrepreneurs as they transform how we grow, produce, and distribute food. The organization runs a comprehensive accelerator program that mentors entrepreneurs by coaching them through a wide range of business and organizational needs. FS6 also works to educate stakeholders on the unique capital needs as it relates to redefining the food system.