“The presentation in front of the audience made connections with both packaging companies and media that have lead to partnerships and opportunities.”
This exciting opportunity will identify 6 finalists and culminate with a high profile pitching, featured session at IFT's Annual Event and Food Expo in Chicago July 14, 2020. This annual event, hosted by IFT, brings the best of the science of food community together—including scientists, researchers, academics, ingredient, technology, and manufacturing companies—to share, network, and learn about the most recent advances in the science of food and food technology.
Prestigious judges representing influencial sectors of the food industry, will select a finalist to be the recipient of the IFTNEXT Food Disruptor of the Year™ award including a $25,000 cash prize. Featured session attendees will also be asked to select an IFTNEXT Food Disruptor People’s Choice awardee for a cash prize of $5,000.00. In addition to the cash prizes, other services and products helpful for entrepreneurial advancement will also be included.
Round one applications accepted December 3, 2019 through January 9, 2020.