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May 20, 2013 | Tom Ballard

There’s a cool million at stake!

Global Food ChallengeThere’s a million dollar investment award competition scheduled for later this year in Nashville.

It is named the Global Food and Health Innovation (GFHI) Challenge and billed as “a competitive investment opportunity to identify breakthrough prototypes, technologies or early stage ventures that hold promise for transformative impact on health and food and are scalable business enterprises.”

Scott Doron of the Southern Growth Policies Board, who is on the advisory group, forwarded this promotional PDF – ().

The official web address is

Southern/alpha, our Nashville-based collaborator, posted an article back in March before all of the details were announced. It can be found at

Deadline for initial applications is July 22 with semi-finalists announced on September 3.

Presentations and investment awards occur during the “Global South Summit” November 11 and 12 in Nashville.