F4A announces that it features amongst 10 global finalists that will take part in Nasdaq’s Covid-19 Solution Summer Milestone Makers Program.
by: Silicon Luxembourg
photo: Kaori Anne Jolliffe
featured: F4A’s CEO, Ilana Devillers
The main objective of the Milestone Makers program is to support and accelerate the path of early-stage entrepreneurs that bring concrete solutions related to the Covid-19 crisis, mainly in the sectors of health, technology, education, and food.
Due to the current situation, the participants will engage in a virtual version of the three-month entrepreneurial program.
Each participant will receive mentorship and coaching by industry experts. Most excitingly, among the business leaders and partnerships mentoring the program, figures the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which closely works with the former first lady Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama will provide mentorship to the participants that bring solutions to major food challenges during this crisis. This means that if F4A graduates from the program, it will receive mentorship from Michelle Obama.
F4A will be working hard during this program to further develop its solutions, as the increase of access to healthy and affordable food for all is a top global priority.
As stated by Nancy E. Roman, President and CEO of Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA): “In the wake of Covid-19, consumers need access to healthy, affordable food now more than ever. Poor diets — a leading cause of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases — are partly responsible for the higher Covid-19 mortality rates we’re seeing which are also disproportionately impacting minority and economically disadvantaged populations (…) PHA is proud to partner with the Nasdaq Center to incentivize much needed innovation for healthy, ready-to-eat meals. By developing nutritious, affordable meal solutions for the convenience store market, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to fill a gap in the marketplace while providing consumers with healthy options they so desperately need right now.”
About The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
“The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is an independent, non-profit organization committed to advancing entrepreneurial education worldwide – for every stage, every industry, and every background. Since 2014, the Center has provided pathways for high talent, underestimated entrepreneurs to gain much needed access to founder training while also bringing new industry benchmarking to light. The Center strives to deliver critically important mentorship and connections possible to foster business innovation and advance the ideas of people who are capable of being the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Established with the support of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation and located in San Francisco, the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a destination for the next generation of risk-takers and idea makers who plan to take the plunge into entrepreneurship.”