Micah Risk speaks to collaborators at a meeting
Micah Risk, N13, is co-founder of Lighter, a Boston-based startup that provides expert nutrition information, grocery lists, and personalized, plant-based meal plans. Many Friedman School graduates have been motivated to start their own business and we'd like to make sure the School can create even more opportunities for our students to thrive.

The Friedman School's strategic plan identified entrepreneurship for a healthier, sustainable, equitable food supply as a major priority. We are gathering successful entrepreneurs to serve on our new advisory council, highlighting current activities, and developing new programs that foster entrepreneurship and create a climate of innovation and discovery. Our new Program in Nutrition Entrepreneurship creates an ecosystem around food innovation where students, scientists, companies small and large, advisors, and funders can come together to create new solutions for a healthier, sustainable, more equitable food supply.

Read more from Dean Mozaffarian on the school's culture of entrepreneurship.

Our unique program in Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship incorporates complementary activities and initiatives that together catalyze a culture of innovation and discovery:


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