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Fellowship Opportunity in Impact Investing - Food Security & Agriculture

Fellowship Opportunity in Impact Investing - Food Security & Agriculture
Posted By: Lailah Berry on April 05, 2021

Become a Kirchner Food Fellow and be an impact Venture Capitalist for a year!

What: A year-long training program where fellows will be “impact venture capitalists”, deciding on an
investment in an early-stage company with a mission to address food security. Fellows will have full
discretion over $50,000 of investment capital.
Why: The field of capital allocation is in dire need of diversification. Just 6% of investment professionals in
venture capital are people of color. A 2018 study found that 40% of venture capitalists surveyed attended
either Harvard or Stanford University. The KFF alumni represent over 40 institutions, 9 countries, and
gender parity compared to a VC industry standard of approximately 82% male.



KFF aims to bring diversity
to capital allocation via workforce development.
Who: Graduate and undergraduate students studying at institutions designated as Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
When: August 2021 - July 2022 (see companion Timeline document).
Where: Weekly virtual meetings and quarterly in-person events (when conditions allow, given the COVID-19
pandemic).

Ready to invest in a trillion dollar industry? Apply now: https://fundthefood.com/application/

Program Offerings:
● Payment via stipend
● Academic credit available (as permitted by home institution)
● Exposure to early-stage companies in food/ag industry, sourced by the fellows
● Training in financial and impact due diligence
● Access to a network of past fellows and directors for professional growth
Application Process:
● Apply via this link
● E-mail your CV/resume and academic transcripts (official or unofficial) to
bgkirchner@fundthefood.com
● Applicants moving to the second round will go through additional screening, including interviews
with each of the directors

Apply on their website: https://fundthefood.com/application/

Questions? Contact us.
Hattie Brown, Director
hbrown@kirchnergroup.com
Blair Kirchner, Director
bgkirchner@kirchnergroup.com
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