INAUGURAL COHORT PARTNER
Dairy Management Inc.
Venture Winston Grants is proud to partner with Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) around the mission of identifying, funding and supporting entrepreneurs who are building the future of Agriculture and Nutrition. DMI will underwrite grants for promising ideas, provide mentorship and guidance for VWG winners, and work to connect VWG startups to industry and commercial partner channels where there is product-market fit.
DMI, which is funded by America’s almost 32,000-plus dairy farm families, as well as dairy importers, is a strategic consultant and resource to businesses and organizations in the food and beverage sector that seek to increase sales and raise their image through the innovative use of dairy and dairy ingredients.
DMI works with dairy and food industry leaders to increase sales of their foods that include dairy products and ingredients to meet mutual business and consumer interests. DMI manages the National Dairy Council and the American Dairy Association and founded the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.
We are accepting Agriculture & Nutrition applications for the following:
Full Spectrum Health
Applications in Full Spectrum Health will be focused on creating new and innovative products and/or services that impact the overall health of both humans and animals. These innovations can range from new and novel probiotic blends and applications to artificial intelligence and data algorithms or platforms that increase speed to market and create unique and tailored benefits for the end user.
- PRECISION HEALTH AND NUTRITION-HUMANS AND ANIMALS
- MICROBIOME AND/OR PROBIOTIC STRAINS-FOR HUMANS AND ANIMALS
- FOOD MATRIX/METABOLOMICS PLATFORMS AND/OR TECHNOLOGIES
- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, NUTRITION ALGORITHMS, AND PLATFORMS FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND DISCOVERY
Applications in Bio-based Innovation will focus on products, materials, and services that are derived from agricultural and food byproducts, including innovative applications of waste materials.
- BIOPLASTICS AND PLASTICS MADE FROM WASTE OR EMISSIONS
- MATERIALS AND BIOMATERIALS MADE FROM WASTE OR EMISSIONS
- UPCYCLED PRODUCTS FOR CPG PURPOSES
Applications in Urban-Rural Interconnectedness will focus on products and technologies that improve communication, logistics, food access, and education between urban and rural communities. These innovations can range from smart city technologies to autonomous delivery systems to agritourism.
- MOBILITY SYSTEMS
- SMART AND ECOCITIES
Applications in Regenerative Agriculture will focus on products, services, and technologies that create sustainable outcomes, processes, and systems. These solutions will range from soil health and regeneration to closed-loop systems to emissions sequestering and water.
- SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES
- SOIL REGENERATION AND SOIL HEALTH
October 9, 2021
Join our inaugural Disrupt Winston Pitch Event featuring the smartest minds and innovators in business as they pitch their start-up ideas for the future of Nutrition & Agriculture, the future of Health & Well Being, and the future of Aviation & Aerospace.
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