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HBCU Fellowship Opportunity in Impact Investing - Food Security & Agriculture- Apply Today!

HBCU Fellowship Opportunity in Impact Investing - Food Security & Agriculture- Apply Today!
Posted By: Will Moss on April 04, 2021

Kirchner Food Fellowship (KFF), HBCU Cohort

What: A year-long training program where fellows will be “impact venture capitalists”, deciding on an investment in an early-stage company with a mission to address food security. Fellows will have full discretion over $50,000 of investment capital.

Why: The field of capital allocation is in dire need of diversification. Just 6% of investment professionals in venture capital are people of color. A 2018 study found that 40% of venture capitalists surveyed attended either Harvard or Stanford University. The KFF alumni represent over 40 institutions, 9 countries, and gender parity compared to a VC industry standard of approximately 82% male. KFF aims to bring diversity to capital allocation via workforce development.

Who: Graduate and undergraduate students studying at institutions designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

When: August 2021 - July 2022 (see companion Timeline document).

Where: Weekly virtual meetings and quarterly in-person events (when conditions allow, given the COVID-19
pandemic).



Program Offerings:
  • Payment via stipend
  • Academic credit available (as permitted by home institution)
  • Exposure to early-stage companies in food/ag industry, sourced by the fellows
  • Training in financial and impact due diligence
  • Access to a network of past fellows and directors for professional growth

    Application Process:
  • Apply via this link
  • E-mail your CV/resume and academic transcripts (official or unofficial) to bgkirchner@fundthefood.com
  • Applicants moving to the second round will go through additional screening, including interviews witheach of the directors

    Apply Here: https://fundthefood.com/application/

    Questions? Contact us.

    Hattie Brown, Director - hbrown@kirchnergroup.com
    Blair Kirchner, Director - bgkirchner@kirchnergroup.com
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