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Congratulations to the six finalists of the Elevator Pitch Contest (EPC) hosted by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), in collaboration with Sight and Life, Mars Incorporated, and Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN)! These entrepreneurs will be pitching their innovative solutions for an aflatoxin-free world during the IUFoST World Congress in Mumbai, India on October 23-27.

The six finalists of this contest are:


William Ofori Appaw, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Anthony Phan, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, University of California, Davis

Daniel Cavanaugh, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Alexandra Warrington, Soil Association, Bristol, United Kingdom

Emerson Eggers, Dry Chain America, Colorado

Alexandra Sanderson, Kumwe Harvest Rwanda, Kigali

Meet the finalists of the Elevator Pitch Contest during the IUFoST World Congress in Mumbai, India on October 23-27! The theme of this year’s IUFoST is “25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods” and will be chaired by globally eminent and well-known Food Scientist and Technologist, Dr. Vish Prakash.

The EPC finalists will pitch their ideas on their solutions for an aflatoxin-free food system to a panel of experts and potential investors at the Business Conclave from 16:00 to 17:00 on October 25th. The EPC finalist award will be announced on Oct 26th at 15:30. Sight and Life is participating/hosting several events during IUFoST – check out our newsletter to learn more! We look forward to seeing you there!