Finalists Announced for the Tufts Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship Competition

Have a great idea? Put it to the test and earn your share of over $15,000 in prizes!

What is the Competition?

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.  If you have a great idea related to food and nutrition in an early stage of development, you should apply.  You do not need to have completed a business plan or have identified sources of funding for your company or enterprise.  If you have already formed a company surrounding your idea or have begun to raise funds for your idea, you should not apply.

Who is eligible?

All Tufts University students (undergraduate and graduate), alumni, faculty, and staff are eligible to submit applications.  Individuals or teams may may apply. 

How did the application system work?

Entrents started the process by completing the application to describe their idea.  Applications will be judged on the basis of the degree of innovation, identifying a viable market opportunity or issue, and the potential impact of the idea if implemented.  Finalists who are selected will be invited to pitch their idea at the Competition on April 12 at the Friedman School of Nutrition.  During the oral competition finalists will make pitches to a live audience and panel of judges with expertise in entrepreneurship.  Competition winners will be announced at the end of the afternoon.

Applications were due on March 2, 2018 by 5:00pm.  All applications will be reviewed 

Is mentorship available?

If you would like assistance from an experienced entrepreneur in development of your idea or preparation of your application, please e-mail with a brief description of your idea.  

Some potential advisors ranging in a variety of specialties are listed here


Over $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to competition winners and runners up.  Further details about prizes will be announced in the near future.

Important dates:

  • Applications opened on February 1, 2018
  • Written applications were due on March 2, 2018 at 5 pm.
  • Finalists notified by March 16, 2018
  • The Competition will be held April 12, 2018 


Please e-mail with any general questions about the application and/or competition event


Friday, March 16, 2018


Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston Campus


Name: Patty Dawson
Phone: 617-636-2467


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