The Rabobank-MIT Food & Agribusiness Innovation Prize, sponsored by Rabobank and supported by MIT J-WAFS and the MIT Food and Agriculture Club, is a premier business-plan competition for university and graduate students. This prize is distinct from other competitions because of its specific focus on Food and Agribusiness, and because of the access it will provide successful entrants to the broad business community. 

The competition will take place in two stages. First round applications will be due December 23rd, 2016 (by 11:59 PM Eastern). Finalists will then be paired with mentors to refine their ideas. Mentors will be leading experts in industry and academia, with experience relevant to finalist submissions. At the Awards Ceremony in May 2017, finalists will present their business plan and compete to win $25,000 in total prize money.


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The MIT Food and Agriculture Club brings together students – and other MIT community members – to coordinate and support work in the areas of food and agriculture. Members are actively engaged in advocating for and supporting the development of a more sustainable food system on our own campus. We also work to enhance MIT’s role in contributing to the broader discourse on agricultural sustainabi...