Week 5: Presentations

Hello FoodInnovators!


Congratulation on completing the first mini hackathon! You guys all did a fantastic job, and we were all thrilled by your awesome ideas about wild food! Our judges had a really hard time deciding the winner since all of you did great.


Also, a HUGE thank you to all the judges for participating in our first challenge and giving our teams some ideas on how to improve their solutions.



Announcement & Resources

  • Wanna watch your own presentation again because you think you have done such an amazing job? We have a lot of photos and videos this week! They are here.

  • Don’t forget to apply to LAUNCH Food and/or Big Ideas Challenge if you want to actually implement your team pitches of your Wild Food Project and get incredible awards. Here is the information again for your reference:

  • LAUNCH Food is currently seeking solutions that have the potential to transform the food system and promote people’s consumption of health food. Here is the link to the requirements and applications. The deadline is 11/16/2016. We definitely encourage you to apply and will help you out if you have any questions! http://www.launch.org/challenges/food

  • Big Ideas Challenge, Food Systems Category: Encourage the development of innovative solutions that address challenges and lead to improvements in the global food systems. http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/apply-2/


Upcoming Events

  1. Upon completion of the first challenge, do you feel that you are thirsty to learn more about food innovation? Here is your chance! Come to Food Day 2016 Cal Food Community Mixer

  • Morgan Hall Lounge, Monday, October 24th @ 7:30 PM

This is THE FIRST inter-food club mixer! Come explore topics on food consulting, food engineering, food publication, nutrition education, food recovery, food policy, food systems, food innovation, or even just cooking! Refreshment will be provide.

**This is an official Food Day event, sponsored by the College of Natural Resources. For more information, please visit cnr.berkeley.edu.


  1. Have you ever worried that you “fitness” food might not actually help you get in shape, but there is just no way you can know the nutrition fact of your food? You know what, KaleKam can help you track calories, carb, and other nutrients. This week, we are having a guest lecturer from KaleKam. Check it out and bring your questions!


Important Links


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Karen & The FoodInno Team