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Deans’ Food System Challenge winners will be announced April 29th!

We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Deans’ Challenges Demo Day on April 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Harvard Innovation Lab! Join us for refreshments and hear the 20 finalist teams from four Deans’ Challenges showcase their exciting ventures to the Harvard/Cambridge/Boston community. The sponsoring Deans of each Challenge will announce the winners and runners-up and present more than $200,000 in prize money. The Deans’ Challenges Demo Day will highlight the following challenges: Deans’ Food System Challenge, Deans’ Health and Life Sciences Challenge, Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge, and Deans’ Innovation in Sports Challenge.

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The founders of Six Foods, one of last year’s challenge winners.

Each year the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab) organizes a series of Deans’ Challenges that encourage students from across the university to develop innovative solutions to pressing social issues. During the 2014-15 year, the Deans’ Food System Challenge invited creative and entrepreneurial students to develop innovative ideas to improve the health, social, and environmental outcomes of the food system, both in the United States and around the world. Learn more about the 5 Deans’ Food System Challenge finalists.

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Ayr Muir, founder of Clover Food Lab, at last fall’s Food System Challenge Kickoff.

The Deans’ Food System Challenge is co-sponsored by Dean Martha Minow, Harvard Law School and Dean Julio Frenk, Harvard School of Public Health. The Challenge is part of a University-wide dialogue about how the Harvard community can Food Better.

We hope you are able to join us for this celebratory evening! Register here.

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Food System Challenge Kickoff in fall 2014.

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