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Startup Innovation Awards

Startup Innovation Awards

Meet the Judges for the WFF Startup Innovation Awards

Jury members for the Startup Innovation Awards are leading global experts from across the social entrepreneurship, startup, sustainable economy, agriculture and tech communities, and selected a winner for each of the four competition categories (better production, better nutrition, better environment and better life) plus one overall WFF Startup Innovator of the Year Award.

 

Maximo TORERO CULLEN
innovation lab
SIA Judges - Torero

Dr Máximo TORERO CULLEN

Chair of the Jury,
Chief Economist,
FAO

Beth BECHDOL
innovation lab
SIA Judges - Beth BECHDOL

Beth BECHDOL

Chair of the Jury,
Deputy Director-General,
FAO

Nicole SHANAHAN
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SIA Judges - Nicole SHANAHAN

Nicole SHANAHAN

Founder and President,
Bia-Echo Foundation

Young SOHN
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SIA Judges - Young SOHN

Young SOHN

Chairman of the Board,
HARMAN International;
Former Corporate President & Chief Strategy Officer,
Samsung Electronics;
Co-Founder, Extreme Tech Challenge

Bill TAI
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SIA Judges - Bill TAI

Bill TAI

Angel Investor; Partner Emeritus CRV;
Co-Founder, Extreme Tech Challenge

Meet the Round 1 Evaluators & Semi-Final Judges

Evaluators and semi-final judges for the WFF Startup Innovation awards, powered by XTC, have deep knowledge of, and experience in fields related to agrifood systems and in particular, the four categories of the challenge: better production, better nutrition, better environment and better life.

Evaluators review applicant submissions (including key information on the team, challenge addressed, product and market) assessing for quality, potential for agrifood systems transformation and feasibility. Expert evaluations are submitted to the WFF and XTC team and shortlisted teams for the Startup Innovation Awardsare chosen through consultations between Evaluators and the WFF/XTC team. Semi-final judges carefully review the semi-finalists’ pitches in one of the four categories of the challenge.

Jun Ho BAE
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Jun Ho BAE

Jun Ho BAE

Venture Investor
Plug and Play Tech Center

Andrew D. Ive
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SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Andrew D. IVE

Andrew D. IVE

Founder and Managing General Partner
Big Idea Ventures

Shinya Kasuga
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SIA Evaluators 2022 - Shinya KASUGA

Shinya KASUGA

Partner
IT-Farm Corporation

Kevin Lockett
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Kevin LOCKETT

Kevin LOCKETT

Partner and CFO
Fulcrum Global Capital

Melina SÁNCHEZ MONTAÑÉS
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Melina SÁNCHEZ MONTAÑÉS

Melina SÁNCHEZ MONTAÑÉS

Principal & VP Impact
AENU

Lisa PAGLIETTI
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators - Lisa PAGLIETTI

Lisa PAGLIETTI

Economist
FAO

Darius Teter
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Darius TETER

Darius TETER

Executive Director of Stanford Seed
Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Po Bronson
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Po BRONSON

Po BRONSON

Managing Director
IndiBio/SOSV

Barry Palte
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Barry PALTE

Barry PALTE

Chairman
EQ Capital Partners

Dr. Carina Tyrrell
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Dr. Carina TYRRELL

Dr. Carina TYRRELL

Investor and Chief of Staff
Walden Catalyst Ventures

Jean-Michel Voisard
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Jean-Michel VOISARD

Jean-Michel VOISARD

Global Practice Lead - Agriculture and Food Security
Chemonics International

Daniel Sottosanti
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Daniel SOTTOSANTI

Daniel SOTTOSANTI

Senior Associate
Xerox Ventures

Dr. Nikola TRENDOV
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators - Dr. Nikola TRENDOV

Dr. Nikola TRENDOV

Digital Ariculture and Innovation Expert,
FAO

Rosie Wardle
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Rosie WARDLE

Rosie WARDLE

Co-founder and Partner
Synthesis Capital

Alessandro Zago
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Alessandro ZAGO

Alessandro ZAGO

Investment Officer
Chemonics International

Thomas Luk
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Thomas LUK

Thomas LUK

Partner and Managing Director in Europe and China
A.T. Kearney

Terrance Philips
innovation lab
SIA Eva+Jud 2022 - Terrance PHILIPS

Terrance PHILIPS

Head of Private Equity Client Coverage (Asia)
Citi Private Bank

Kellie Chan
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Kellie CHAN

Kellie CHAN

Assistant Director, Investments - Corporate Engagement
SGInnovate

Annabelle Chiong
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SIA Evaluators 2022 - Annabelle CHIONG

Annabelle CHIONG

Deputy Director, Venture Investing
SGInnovate

Benny Chng
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SIA Evaluators 2022 - Benny CHNG

Benny CHNG

Director/Investor and Strategic Advisory Board Member
Louis Dreyfus Company/Amai Proteins

Nina Coates
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Nina COATES

Nina COATES

FAO

Sujude Dalieh
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Sujude DALIEH

Sujude DALIEH

Investor Jazz
Venture Partners

Fergus Hay
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Fergus HAY

Fergus HAY

Founder and CEO
Elysian Fields

Darren Leong
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Darren LEONG

Darren LEONG

Associate
VisVires New Protein (VVNP)

Daniel Tan
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Daniel TAN

Daniel TAN

Analyst, Venture Capital
Aera VC

Warren Tan
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Warren TAN

Warren TAN

Manager, Investments - Corporate Engagement
SGInnovate

Angela Tay
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Angela TAY

Angela TAY

Senior Investment Associate
AgFunder

Adrien Villalonga
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Adrien VILLALONGA

Adrien VILLALONGA

Investment Associate
Big Idea Ventures

Phoebe Wang
innovation lab
SIA Evaluators 2022 - Phoebe WANG

Phoebe WANG

Venture Capitalist
Shell Ventures

News

Finalists Announced for 2022 World Food Forum Transformative Research Challenge
Finalists Announced for 2022 World Food Forum Transformative Research Challenge
28/09/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) announced the 2022 finalists for the WFF Transformative Research Challenge (TRC).

Finalists Announced for 2022 World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards, powered by Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)
Finalists Announced for 2022 World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards, powered by Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)
21/09/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF), in partnership with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), announced the 2022 finalists WFF Startup Innovation Awards.

Semifinalists Selected for WFF Startup Innovation Awards
Semifinalists Selected for WFF Startup Innovation Awards
13/09/2022

The first-round review of the World Food Forum (WFF) Startup Innovation Awards, powered by our partner Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), has been completed and the semifinalistas have been selected. The Evaluation Committee reviewed over 140 applications from more than 60 countries around the world.

The World Food Forum Joins I4Nature to Foster a More Sustainable Dairy Sector at Youth World Milk Day Event
The World Food Forum Joins I4Nature to Foster a More Sustainable Dairy Sector at Youth World Milk Day Event
05/07/2022

The World Food Forum (WFF) partnered with I4NATURE to promote Youth World Milk Day with an online event that brought together young dairy farmers, dairy experts, students and activists to discuss paths forward to create a sustainable future for the dairy industry.

 

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