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.
Our unique program in Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship incorporates complementary activities and initiatives that together catalyze a culture of innovation and discovery:
Graduate coursework and programs in entrepreneurship to provide fundamental knowledge and skills, including:
- Nutrition and Entrepreneurship
- A new online certificate program Nutrition for Industry Professionals and Entrepreneurs
- Mentoring, workshops, and internships, led by our Director of Entrepreneurship Education, Dennis Steindler, Ph.D.
- A University-wide annual Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship Competition in collaboration with the Tufts Gordon Institute
- A growing network of diverse Entrepreneurship Advisors
- Partnerships to provide trusted science to new companies and major food accelerators globally
- A coming Food Innovation Council, linking companies with a strong interest in being part of this ecosystem of food and nutrition innovation
The Tufts Nutrition Entrepreneurship kick-off event on October 18th, 2017 was a great success, take a look and learn more about the program and activities.