Career Content Menu

Career Content
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Will Moss Will Moss
Hampton University class of 1995
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
Lailah Berry Lailah Berry
Kent State University class of 2020
John Morfaw John Morfaw
Lincoln University -Pennsylvania class of 1997
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Melony Matthews Melony Matthews
Spelman College class of 1981
Laqwacia Simpkins Laqwacia Simpkins
Utah Valley St Col class of 2009

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
    If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
  • Comments
    Please Login To Post Comments...
    Email:
    Password:

     
    More From This Author
    HBCU CONNECT Partners with Motley Fool to Help African Americans and HBCU Grads Build Wealth!
    GE Appliances Looking for an Experienced Professional to Lead Their Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Business!
    Maryland Inmates Can Now Earn a Bachelor's Degree from Georgetown University - Should HBCUs Follow?
    Leading Architectural, Engineering, Construction Firm, VHB, Partners with HBCU CONNECT to Host Diversity Recruitment Event!
    $5,000 HBCU Scholarship Offered for Architecture or Engineering Students - Apply Today - Deadline Approaching!
    Special Hiring Event for HBCU Students & Grads Interested in Careers in Commercial Real Estate!
    Latest Career Content
    GE Appliances Looking for an Experienced Professional to Lead Their Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Business!

    GE Appliances Looking for an Experienced Professional to Lead Their Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Business!

    Leading appliance manufacturer, GE Appliances, is looking to hire a Senior Director over Digital Marketing and ECommerce at the company, and they have partnered with HBCU CONNECT to invite more Black ...more
    Will Moss • 94 Views • April 15th, 2021
    The Capgemini Talent Acquisition Team Presents: Keylor Acosta, Principal

    The Capgemini Talent Acquisition Team Presents: Keylor Acosta, Principal

    Throughout our history and especially today, Capgemini aspires to be an inclusive and diverse workplace, where freedom of ideas and a culture based on equality are paramount. To celebrate this culture ...more
    HBCU CONNECT • 36 Views • April 15th, 2021
    Are You An HBCU Grad With A Doctorate and Extensive Experience in Education, Scholarship, and Research? APPLY NOW!

    Are You An HBCU Grad With A Doctorate and Extensive Experience in Education, Scholarship, and Research? APPLY NOW!

    Virginia Tech is looking for HBCU grads with experience in education to join its Open Rank Educational Leadership Faculty. Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth o ...more
    Kennedy Williams • 82 Views • April 13th, 2021
    The 4-H Council Wants You To Join the Team and Make A Difference in The Lives of Young People. APPLY NOW!

    The 4-H Council Wants You To Join the Team and Make A Difference in The Lives of Young People. APPLY NOW!

    The National 4-H Council is looking for HBCU grads to fill its Integrated Marketing Specialist, STEM position. National 4‑H Council (Council) is committed to providing leadership and resource ...more
    Kennedy Williams • 111 Views • April 12th, 2021
    Are You A Teacher Who Is Looking to Work In A Multicultural Environment? Jamesville-DeWitt is the Place for YOU!

    Are You A Teacher Who Is Looking to Work In A Multicultural Environment? Jamesville-DeWitt is the Place for YOU!

    The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District is looking for HBCU grads to apply to fill its Social Studies Teacher position. Jamesville-DeWitt is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally divers ...more
    Kennedy Williams • 104 Views • April 12th, 2021
    Popular Career Content
    Considering an Internship?  Apply for the JP Morgan Chase BA Early Advantage Event!

    Considering an Internship? Apply for the JP Morgan Chase BA Early Advantage Event!

    BA Early Advantage At JPMorgan Chase we celebrate individuals who bring their unique experiences and different perspectives to the work that we do to serve our diverse customers and clients around ...more
    Will Moss • 76,210 Views • February 24th, 2015
    Careers on the east coast with Johns Hopkins Medical Center!

    Careers on the east coast with Johns Hopkins Medical Center!

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center offers a unique environment to medical professionals from many backgrounds—an environment that combines the prestige and opportunities of a respected academic medi ...more
    Will Moss • 40,966 Views • March 16th, 2009
    Procter & Gamble Student Internship Program This Summer!

    Procter & Gamble Student Internship Program This Summer!

    Procter & Gamble is offering the experience of a lifetime. During the months of July & August 2011, P&G will host five different programs at our Global headquarters in Cincinnati, OH. These workshops ...more
    Will Moss • 39,257 Views • March 8th, 2011
    Today's Success Tip: Joachim de Posada says, Don't eat the marshmallow...yet

    Today's Success Tip: Joachim de Posada says, Don't eat the marshmallow...yet

    We were invited to the National Association of African Americans in Human Resource's reception held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis during the SHRM conference, and the gift/tip we walked away with w ...more
    Elynor Moss • 30,528 Views • June 29th, 2012
    The most important thing Warren Buffett looks for in job candidates

    The most important thing Warren Buffett looks for in job candidates

    When Warren Buffett considers hiring an executive for his company Berkshire Hathaway, he assesses their intelligence and drive. But more importantly, he said at a talk at the Ivey Business School in ...more
    Elynor Moss • 27,805 Views • April 9th, 2015