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International competition among business start-ups encouraging innovation in the urban food system to create businesses and discover technologies that will improve how we feed cities around the world. Finalists will prepare for 12 weeks with a mentor to compete and prepare for Showcase Day, where teams can win prizes totaling $50,000 and an incredible package of business startup products and services (split according to the number of categories that we discover after submissions are reviewed).

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship