The Tufts Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship 2019 Competition

Tufts Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship Competition

See event details and list of 8 finalists below. 

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Please join us in congratulating this year's finalists who will be pitching their ideas at the competition!

2019 Finalists

 

AroMenu

AroMenu leverages the power of aroma to promote healthy eating. It decodes and customizes the aromas of your favorite foods to make healthy but bland poached chicken taste more like fried chicken.

  • Simon Ye, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition)
  • Zhengqi Chen, MS, N17

 

Baravena

Baravena is an irresistible frozen dessert made with oats. We offer delicious flavors that celebrate Latin American cultures, promising to deliver better nutrition at the lowest possible environmental cost.

  • Silvia Berciano Benitez, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition)
  • Nayla Bezares, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Agriculture, Food and Environment)

 

Mighty6 Energy Snacks

Mighty6 Energy Snacks are made to fuel your most zealous adventures. Our key ingredient, cricket powder, gives Mighty6 snacks a powerful nutrient profile – rich in B12 and iron, naturally and sustainably. Pioneer with us!

  • Laura Walsh, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Nutrition Interventions, Communication and Behavior Change)
  • Zoe Gregorace, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs)
  • Lyn Wojcik, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Agriculture, Food and Environment)

 

Nourished Home

Optimizing family nutrition, saving time, easing the burden of meal prep all while reducing waste is finally achievable with Nourished Home. At last, a solution that will provide curated recipe recommendations and take the hassle out of nourishing your loved ones.

  • Jennifer Onopa, Researcher, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
  • Ryan Onopa
  • Ayo Oshinaike

 

Plena

Plena frees you from the restrictive diet mindset and goes beyond counting calories. Powered by machine learning, our holistic app will teach you how to eat intentionally and rethink your relationship with food. Find your home no matter your dietary lifestyle and wellness goals.

  • Kayla Kaplan, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs)
  • Trevor Collins

 

Rootopia

Where the art, science and fun of raising happy, healthy kids comes together.

  • Michelle Markesteyn Ratcliffe, PhD, NG08

 

Sustainable Agriculture For All (Sustag4all)

Sustag4all is a knowledge, community, and finance platform for sustainable avocados. In Colombia, the peace process is at the post-conflict stage where reintegrados and farmers can lead the world’s $23B avocado market by 2027 and generate positive social and environmental impact.

  • Luis Villegas, Graduate Student at the Fletcher School (International Relations)
  • Natalia Estrada, co-founder and COO, is a food engineer and human resources management graduate
  • Rockford Weitz, JD, PhD, F02, FG08, Director of Maritime Studies Program at the Fletcher School
  • Jacquie Kay, PhD
  • Cesar Augusto, Avocado agronomist in Chile, Peru, Mexico, and Colombia
  • Jacob Weiss, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Agriculture, Food and Environment)
  • Cyrena Thibodeau, Graduate student at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Agriculture, Food and Environment)

 

TAMARA

TAMARA is a brand of flavor-rich food products made with all-natural, organic, nutrient-dense ingredients and no added sugar. Our products are a substitute to highly processed, nutrition-void, sugar-loaded food products in your kitchen cabinets.

  • Arwa AlHarbi, MBA Candidate, MIT
  • Khaled Shuwail
  • Aaron Stinnett, MBA/IDM Candidate, MIT
  • Cassy Whooley, Finance Coordinator at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

 

Strategic Plan Aim: 

STARTS

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 1:30 PM

ENDS

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 5:30 PM

LOCATION

Tufts University

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Patty Dawson and Lee Ann Song
Phone: 6176362467
E-mail: NutritionEntre@tufts.edu

CALENDAR

Boston Degree Programs

CATEGORIES