In this competition hosted by the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, NYU graduate students will address how to leverage the private sector to produce accessible, affordable, and healthy food in NYC. If you are interested in learning more and competing for a total prize purse of $15,000, sign up for our February 11 information session.
The Sustainable Business Pitch Competition harnesses the innovative thinking of mission-driven students to leverage the power of market-based solutions to build a better world. The Competition focuses on developing actionable business plans that create a positive social and environmental impact in tandem with competitive financial and economic value, and is open to Stern MBA students in collaboration with other NYU graduate students.
In its OneNYC 2050 strategic plan released in April 2019, the Office of the Mayor of New York City outlines goals to provide better access to nutritious and accessible food. But with a majority of the focus on nutritional programs and purchasing guidelines, there is an opportunity to strengthen the city’s efforts around local food production and access through multi-stakeholder collaboration and private sector financing. With its leverage and resources, the private sector can play a critical role in expediting and implementing scalable urban food system innovations, developing a new industry and job market to help drive NYC’s economic renewal.
In this semester’s Sustainable Business Pitch Competition, student teams will address how to produce accessible, affordable, and healthy food in New York City, competing for a total prize purse of $15,000.