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Elevator Pitch Contest

Goal

The Elevator Pitch Contest (EPC) is a unique platform organized by Sight and Life which offers aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their disruptive ideas to a distinguished team of experts, investors and the wider nutrition community to stimulate networks and dialogue, especially among innovators.

 

EPC’s goal is to identify and support projects from budding young entrepreneurs in low and middle-income countries. 

Pandemic Proof Innovations

This edition of the EPC sought innovation addressing the challenges brought on by COVID-19 pandemic and improving micronutrient or nutrition delivery to the population.

Innovations could be in any of the following categories: health systems, food systems,  biological systems, digital systems, or knowledge systems. 

Climate Smart Nutrition

Aiming to improve the food systems with nutritional and environmental-friendly innovative solutions, this competition sought products, technologies and services from students, young professionals and entrepreneurs that would duly nurious people and planet.

Aspirational and Affordable Nutritious Food Products

To stimulate innovation from different fields, this contest sought innovations that can solve the critical challenge of micronutrient malnutrition through an aspirational and affordable nutritious food.

Aflatoxin-Free Food Systems

This edition called for solutions to eliminate or reduce exposure to aflatoxins from foods, feed, and non-food solutions. 

Nutrition Assessment

Calling on entrepreneurs, this competition looked for innovative products, services, technology or application to advance or improve existing tools used for nutrition assessment.

Micronutrient Deficiencies

The first Elevator Pitch Contest was held in 2016 during the Micronutrient Forum Global Conference in Cancun, Mexico with the theme of micronutrient deficiencies. 

Srujith Lingala
Status:
Current
Country:
Global
Key Area of Work:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Partners:
Mars, GAIN
Website:
https://www.elevator-pitch-contest.org

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