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Michal Garvey talks how her app Foodprint is rescuing food destined for landfill (watch)

Transfarmation

Michal Garvey talks how her app Foodprint is rescuing food destined for landfill (watch)

Idealog and Sprout Accelerator set out to find the future of food production in New Zealand, and the grand winner is Michal Garvey, the founder and director of Foodprint. She will go on to develop her food rescue app in the Sprout Accelerator in 2020, while also jetting off on a trip to the Natural Products Expo in California, USA next year. In this video, we have a chat to Garvey about how she came up with the idea for her app, what it felt like to win the Transfarmation competition, her next phase of development and more.

Transfarmation

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.

Transfarmation

After a day spent in Palmerston North with the six Transfarmation finalists pitching their ideas, the grand winner of Idealog and Sprout Accelerator's competition has been chosen. Congratulations to Michal Garvey, the founder and director of Foodprint, who will go on to develop her food waste app in the Sprout Accelerator in 2020, while also jetting off on a trip to the Natural Products Expo in California, USA next year. Here, we have a chat to Garvey about her winning future of food business idea.

Idealog + Sprout

Angus Brown is the founder of Ārepa, a caffeine-free, plant-based nootropic drink that has ingredients derived from New Zealand-sourced pine and blackcurrants and has been designed to alleviate stress. In 2012, Brown forked out for the ’10 Key Trends in F&B Report’ by New Nutrition Business to research for potential business ideas. Now, it’s New Zealand’s number one nootropic (improves cognitive function) food company and recently was part of Sprout's 2019 accelerator. Here, Brown talks the inspiration behind his business idea.

Competition

Do you have a brilliant business idea for the future of food? Idealog and Sprout Accelerator have teamed up to search for someone in the food production space to award a prize worth $85,000 to, which includes a place in Sprout’s accelerator in 2020, cash and tickets to the Natural Food Expo in the US in March next year and coverage in Idealog. The criteria for companies or businesses ideas we're really interested in are those who are using food waste in an inventive way, using indigenous ingredients or methods, or creating a more sustainable form of packaging. SSound like a bit of you? The deadline for entry has been extended until November 14.