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And the winner of Idealog + Sprout Accelerator's 2019 Transfarmation competition is... Michal Garvey's Foodprint

Transfarmation

And the winner of Idealog + Sprout Accelerator's 2019 Transfarmation competition is... Michal Garvey's Foodprint

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.

Transfarmation

Water once and walk away is the secret to growing successful microgreens thanks to Auckland startup Micropod. The team behind Micropod has crafted seed mats for a range of nutrient-dense microgreens that can be grown effortlessly on the window sill and harvested within two weeks of their first – and only – water.

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.