FS6 Newsletter - November 2020
FS6 Community News and Updates
After an inspiring month of learning alongside our most recent cohort, we are excited to celebrate the completion of the Huhtamaki Circular Economy Startup Program by FS6 and welcome these eight innovators into the broader Food System 6 ecosystem!
As part of this program, we were thrilled to distribute $300k in equity-free grant funding across the cohort, with three companies receiving additional funding upon completion. SoluBlue and Andes Ag have been awarded $50k in funding to amplify their impact in the circular economy and Nafici Environmental Research received $100k and one year of custom support from Food System 6.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Circular Economy Startup Program and to hear from some of our entrepreneurs about why collaboration and community are key to building a more regenerative food future.
What is the Circular Economy?
Want to hear more from the FS6 community? Check out these recent events, with representatives from FS6, the Circular Economy Cohort, and more!
FS6 Portfolio News
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News & Events from the Ecosystem
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY: The Kaiteki Challenge
The Greentown Labs KAITEKI Challenge, in partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC), is focused on innovations that will enable sustainable consumption in daily life. This six-month program will foster collaboration between MCHC and startups innovating in proteins, plastics, and packaging, with the goal of accelerating much-needed climatetech solutions. Applications are due February 10, 2021.
Learn more and apply here.
WEBINAR: Real Food Real Stories Monthly Gathering
December 3, 2020 at 12:00pm PST
Real Food, Real Stories (RFRS) is highlighting the growing revival of cultural practices based in seasonal nutrition, reciprocal relationships, and stewardship of land and water by honoring the stories of indigenous change-makers who are revitalizing their ancestral traditions. Tune into the December 3rd gathering to learn more from Corrina Gould about reconnecting with culturally rooted, ecologically responsible food practices. Register here.
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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.