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Meet the future of food finalists of Idealog + Sprout Accelerator’s Transfarmation competition

Transfarmation

Meet the future of food finalists of Idealog + Sprout Accelerator’s Transfarmation competition

A prize worth $85,000 up for grabs, six finalists battling for the chance to get into the Sprout accelerator and a free trip to the USA, and just one winner to be crowned. Sprout’s Chelsea Millar, CEDA’s John Morris, Idealog’s Elly Strang, Massey University’s Julian Heyes, Moreish’s Nicola Fitzsimons and Fonterra’s Dr Pierre Venter were tasked with picking the winner of Idealog and Sprout’s Transfarmation competition, and competition was by all accounts fierce. Here, we take a look at the six finalists' ideas and how the day of pitching went down.

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