Posted on November 06 2015
Real Food Solutions, creators of Anchor Nutrition Bar, was recently named one of 24 finalists in the Second Annual Food+City Challenge Prize, an Austin, Texas based food startup competition awarding up to $50,0000 for top ideas in global food system innovations. Real Food Solutions will travel to Austin next February to compete against an international group of finalists working on a wide range of ideas that may transform the way the world – or the community -- feeds itself.
Now in its second year, the Food+City Food Challenge Prize (formerly known as the Food Lab at the University of Texas at Austin) attracted 115 entrepreneur submissions from around the world, aimed at improving or solving a wide range of food system issues. See the full list of all 24 finalists here.
The idea behind the Food+City Challenge Prize is to identify and encourage startup businesses, products and/or processes that spark new solutions for problems within the global food system. In an effort to further motivate food innovators to tackle these pressing issues, Food+City is now awarding up to $50,000 to this year’s winners (up from $30,000 in 2015).
“This is a great lineup, and we’re excited to see this year’s participation expand well beyond the United States to include the United Kingdom, Israel, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Colombia,” said Dr. Robyn Metcalfe, director of Food+City. “A wide range of startups include urban vertical farming, commercial kitchen sharing, and curbside composting. We also saw an increase in food delivery services and waste reduction business models.
The winning teams will be announced following a public showcase and a fast-pitch process at the Showcase Day on Feb. 6, 2016, in Austin.
- Feb. 5, 2016 – Fast Food Practice Pitch on The University of Texas at Austin campus
- Feb. 6, 2016 – Showcase Day at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Winners will be announced.
Food+City grew out of The Food Lab at The University of Texas at Austin and is directed by Dr. Robyn Metcalfe. Based in Austin, Texas, Food+City is a platform for bold exploration of the global food system; it provokes fresh perspectives on the realities of how we feed cities, inspiring and fostering action. The Food+City stories, told in many forms, will raise awareness of the opportunities for improvement in our food systems and uncover the insights that will shape how we make our world sustainable. For more information on Food+City, please visit www.foodandcity.org.
About Real Food Solutions
Real Food Solutions LLC creates food-based remedies for common health conditions. Anchor Nutrition Bar, a nutrition bar that prevents and relieves nausea from motion sickness, morning sickness, and other causes, is the company’s first product. The Anchor Nutrition Bar is available on 15 ferry, fishing, and cruise ships, and dozens of marine stores, including Bass Pro Shops, and online. For more information, visit anchornutri.com.