FS6 Newsletter - March 2021
FS6 Community News & Updates
Portfolio company FluroSat has merged with soil carbon expert Dagan to rebrand as Regrow! We're excited to see what innovations emerge from this duo's combined expertise and passion for tapping into the power of agriculture to manage greenhouse gas emissions. Regrow is starting out strong- earlier this month they earned the Soy Innovation Challenge Grand Prize!
SoluBlue earned the Grand Prize at one of the top sustainability competitions in the world! Their plastic alternative not only extends the shelf-life of food, but biodegrades within eight weeks when left in a household compost bin.
The Penn State Student Farm Club hosted former students to speak to their experiences in agricultural service programs, including FoodCorps, following graduation. Alumni detailed the skills they gained and the strengths that supported their contributions to food system change. Individuals like these community members are essential to reaching FoodCorps' mission of building accessibility into the food system and making healthy food available to all children.
Upcycling continues to gain speed as a solution to combat organic waste, and Renewal Mill lights the way for many that follow in its footsteps. By choosing to challenge the status quo, founders Claire Schlemme and Caroline Cotto continue to get noticed for their innovative and passionate work to close the gaps in our food system.
The Equitable Food Initiative certification plays an important role in filling the gap between consumer expectations and industry regulations. EFI takes a particular interest in social responsibility, and has shown their commitment to cultivating this value throughout the industry by leading internal changes as well as offering educational opportunities to the public.
Join them in honoring #AlwaysEssential workers this National Farmworker Awareness Week.
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.
Learn more about our program offerings and how to apply here.
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