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Accelerating Ag and Food Innovation

Do you have an innovative idea that could benefit the food and agriculture industries? The Bold Open could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to bring your good idea to scale. The Bold Open collaboration of globally leading, Minnesota-based food and agriculture companies and commodity groups want to hear from you, as we look to incubate the innovations that will transform the future of food and agriculture.

Non-confidential innovation ideas are accepted from entrepreneurs, and other innovators year-round, via this online portal, and will be shared for consideration with 20 members of the Bold Open coalition.

And once each year, the Bold Open conducts a reverse pitch event when Bold Open collaborators pose specific challenges and solicit tailored solutions to some of the innovation issues facing them.

The Bold Open collaboration brings together a unique ecosystem of leading Minnesota-based companies and commodity groups , giving entrepreneurs unparalleled access to an audience of high-impact players in the food and agriculture industries. Our companies are interested in looking outside of their four walls for new ideas and accelerating innovative solutions to challenges facing our local and global food system.

To get a better sense of the kind of innovations the Bold Open has supported to date, visit the Challenges section of this website. You can learn more about the Bold Open and its members under the About page.

Please use the following submission link and portal to share some basic information about your idea. We will circle back with any questions or expressions of interest from our collaboration. We look forward to hearing from you!

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