The Tufts Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship Competition

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The Tufts Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship Competition is an Ideas competition sponsored by the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in collaboration with the Tufts Gordon Institute.  

Schedule of Events

2:00pm-4:30pm: Pitch Competition in Behrakis Auditorium. Come support the finalists (see below) as they pitch their ideas!

4:15pm-4:30pm: Audience choice vote (bring phone, tablet, or laptop to use when its time to vote!

4:30pm-5:30pm: Reception and announcement of winners in Jaharis Cafe and Courtyard

Finalists

OptDiet 优乐食

  • Xinge Ding (Sophia), Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Yan Bai, Graduate Student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Ying-Ju Li (Ruthy), F16
  • Perng-Hwa Kung (Pau), Alumnus of MIT (Media Lab)

Sustain Energy Gel

  • Chloe Andrews, Dietetic Intern at Tufts Medical Center and Graduate Student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

AroMenu

Team: Main_661

  • Simon Ye, Graduate Student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Zhengqi Chen, N17

N2 Appliance

  • Patrick Mulcahy, EG17

GleTech

  • Dylan Anderson-Berens, N17
  • Ulrich Dossou
  • Lauren Betz 
  • Alvaro Mufarech Rey
  • Suvankar Mishra
  • Guy Kodjogbe

Machines learning to Analyze Dietary Intake 

Team: Picture This

  • Christina Economos, Professor, New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition and Chair of the Division of Nutrition Interventions, Communication, & Behavior Change, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Erin Hennessy, Research Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Shreyas Kamath, Graduate Student, Tufts University School of Engineering
  • Karen Panetta, Professor and Dean of Graduate Education, Tufts University School of Engineering
  • Eleanor Shonkoff, Postdoctoral Scholar, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

 

Nourishing Brains in a Rural Nepali School with a 'Smartbakery'

Team: Smartketi

  • Robin Shrestha, N15, Project Manager at the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Sapana Adhikari

 

BabyGen

  • Silvia Berciano Benitez, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Alessandra Verme, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Jose Ordovas, Senior Scientist and Lab Director at the HNRCA, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Judges

  • Joshua Anthony - Campbell Soup Company
  • Jon Banner - PepsiCo Foundation
  • Wendy Behr - Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
  • Gerard Bridi – NutriSavings
  • Jimena Florez - Chaak Health Snacks
  • Daniel Jay - Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
  • Pat Kearney - PMK Associates, Inc.
  • Alexander King - Eastman
  • Bill Layden - FoodMinds
  • Rebecca Parekh - The Well
  • Dave Radlo - RB Markets-AchieveMost
  • Micah Risk - Lighter Inc.
  • Mark Stavro - Bunge North America
  • Bob Stringer - Crimson Seed Capital, LLC
  • Latham Thomas - Mama Glow

Prizes

$25,000 in prizes will be awarded to competition winners and runners up.  

Questions: 

Please e-mail TuftsNutrComp@tufts.edu with any general questions about the competition event

 

STARTS

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM

ENDS

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM

LOCATION

Behrakis Auditorium
The Jaharis Center
150 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Patty Dawson
Phone: 617-636-2467
E-mail: TuftsNutrComp@tufts.edu

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