The IFTNEXTFood Disruption Challenge is a competition designed to help emerging and investment-ready food companies advance the science of food and recognize the innovations having a positive impact on our global food supply. Finalists were chosen to share their innovations in a high-profile pitch competition at IFT19 in New Orleans on June 2-5, 2019 where they competed to win the $25,000 competition grand prize. En Solución was proud to be selected as the winner of the 2019 competition and to hold the title of Food Disruptor of the Year.
WINNER: 2019 Food+City Challenge First Prize
The Food+City Startup Challenge is an innovation program for those who are transforming food systems around the globe. Part mentorship program and part startup competition, entrepreneurs participate for a chance to win valuable prize packages, access to industry mentors and experts, significant exposure to investor networks at the Food+City Startup Showcase during South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, and much more. En Solución was excited to be selected as the grand prize winner at the Food+City Startup Showcase on March 11, 2019.
The Austin Technology Incubator is the startup incubator of the University of Texas at Austin. A program of the University’s IC² Institute, ATI has a 28-year track record of helping founding teams achieve success. ATI works with companies commercializing technologies that have significant direct or indirect positive impacts in the food sector: from innovations in plant genetics to improve yield and advanced agricultural production systems to reduce resource consumption, to improving distribution and logistics to reduce waste as food travels from farm to customer. En Solución became a proud member of the ATI pre-incubation portfolio in 2019.
The JBTVL Accelerator provides an opportunity for startups to take their ventures to the next level with the unique benefit of leveraging UT Austin resources and talent. The JBTVL Accelerator matches early-stage Austin-area startups with cross-functional student teams from across UT’s graduate schools to help solve business problems. At the conclusion of each semester, JBTVL hosts an Expo to showcase the startups. En Solución will participate in the Spring 2019 Cohort.
ACC BIOSCIENCE INCUBATOR Member
The ACC Bioscience Incubator is a world-class facility offering state-of-the-art biotechnology equipment, specialized wet lab space, conferencing areas, and staff to help companies transform scientific discoveries into the breakthrough products of tomorrow. En Solución joined this innovative workspace in November 2018.
Veterans in residence 2018 Cohort
WeWork Veterans in Residence powered by Bunker Labs is a national initiative providing space, services, business mentorship, and community to help veteran and military family member entrepreneurs find their tribe and create their life’s work. En Solución is a proud participant via our COO, a US Navy veteran.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.