Speed up your food forest Venture

We offer a 7-week Venture Program for passionate entrepreneurs and ecological experts in the forest ecosystem, focusing on non-timber products such as fruits and nuts.

Speed up your food forest Venture

We offer a 7-week Venture Program for passionate entrepreneurs and ecological experts in the forest ecosystem, focusing on non-timber products such as fruits and nuts.

Calling all entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, technology, passion, and drive who want to build or scale solutions related to non-timber forest products for the benefit of climate, biodiversity, and indigenous communities. Whether you want to accelerate your existing business idea or start from scratch, now is the time to become an entrepreneur.

Who can join?

Who can join?

  1. Entrepreneurs, ecological scientists, and anyone dedicated to improving food forest/agroforestry ecosystems

  2. Ecological and agroforestry scientists and researchers aiming to transform soil, plant life, commercialization

Regenerative Food Forests

Biodiversity and other
ecosystem services

Food forests are a sustainable agroforestry system that can provide food, fuel, and other resources while preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Forests tackle the climate, Biodiversity and Food Crises at the same time, contribute to 27% of climate action by 2030 and are home to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity.

Food forests are a sustainable agroforestry system that can provide food, fuel, and other resources while preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Forests tackle the climate, Biodiversity and Food Crises at the same time, contribute to 27% of climate action by 2030 and are home to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity.

This lab's focus is the creation of market-driven solutions that generate revenues from nuts, Fruits and other non-timber forest products for local forest communities.

Brainforest's Innovation Lab for Regenerative Food Forests has been launched in partnership with the Minerva Foundation, with the goal of creating market-driven solutions that empower local communities to increase the value of the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) they produce.


This lab's focus is the creation of market-driven solutions that generate revenues from nuts, Fruits and other non-timber forest products for local forest communities.

Brainforest's Innovation Lab for Regenerative Food Forests has been launched in partnership with the Minerva Foundation, with the goal of creating market-driven solutions that empower local communities to increase the value of the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) they produce.

Submission Topics

Submission Topics

We are seeking venture ideas that address these vital challenges in the food forest sector:

We are seeking venture ideas that address these vital challenges in the food forest sector: 

Overcoming the gap in access to knowledge and capacity building

Resolving issues with trading, marketing, and sales

Pioneering in food production, processing, harvesting, storage, and transportation

Designing novel financial mechanisms to address inefficiencies in the sector

What's in it for you?

What's in it for you?

Individual Coaching

Individual Coaching

Get a taste of a priviledged relationship with a Brainforest venture builder during our 7 week program to get your idea off the ground.

Access to our network

Access to our network

Our experts include unicorn founders, Nobel prize winners, multi-national NGOs and leading corporates.

Initial Funding

Upon successful incorporation of a venture, Brainforest provides initial capital and together, we raise impact investment funds.

Initial Funding

Upon successful incorporation of a venture, Brainforest provides initial capital and together, we raise impact investment funds.

Founder Compensation

Founder Compensation

If selected as our next venture, you will become an Entrepreneur In Residence (EiR) with a living stipend for 6 months to get a high-impact venture off the ground.

The application submission period for 2023 closed in October.

Timeline for our Venture Program.

Timeline for our Venture Program.

Get notified for our next project call, to co-develop your idea into a robust business proposal.

Application

Application

Ideas will be submitted from September 27th to October 25th, 2023

Cohort Selection Process

Cohort Selection Process

The best ideas will be selected for the 7-week program until the 27.10.2023

The best ideas will be selected for the 7-week program until the 27.10.

7 Week Program

7 Week Program

Starting at the 30.10.2023 we go for 7 weeks to develop the concept further. The objective will be to prepare a full pitch for Brainforest's panel of experts.

Starting at the 30.10. we go for 7 weeks to develop the concept with us. The objective will be to prepare a full pitch for Brainforest's panel of experts.

Final Selection

Final Selection

The participants will pitch their venture idea to Brainforest’s panel of experts between the 18.-21.12.2023. The jury will select 1 to 2 projects which will be integrated into Brainforest as the next Food lab venture!

The participants will pitch their venture idea to Brainforest’s panel of experts. The jury will select 1 to 2 projects which will be integrated into Brainforest as the next Biodiversity Lab venture!