(deadline is 17 September 2017)

Focused on food sustainability, Makanpreneur (www.unframed.so/makanpreneur) is a four-month holistic training programme that offers innovative food startups with comprehensive support from seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts. A joint initiative by UNFRAMED and Croeni Foundation, this programme will equip the next Makanpreneurs with critical skills and knowledge, an extensive network, and strategic partnerships to develop sustainable food alternatives. Successful Makanpreneurs will join a community of like-minded changemakers and gain access to Singapore’s largest social impact network of cross-sector organisations and experts.

Who is it for?

  • You are an aspiring entrepreneur with a great business idea
  • You are working on a prototype of sustainable food alternatives
  • You have already founded your own startup and want to bring it to the next level
  • You are concerned about how the world’s supply is fast dwindling and one day your char kway teow will no longer exist …

If any of this sounds like you, we want you!

What does Makanpreneur offer?

Successful teams will receive a total of up to S$72,000 of cash funding and in-kind support, attend training and workshops specially tailored to the needs of individual teams, and receive 1-to-1 mentoring sessions every two weeks by industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs. In addition, teams will be presented with pitching opportunities, funding partners, public relations opportunities and gain access to exclusive community events.

How to be a Makanpreneur?

Interested applicants are required to BOTH launch a crowdfunding campaign on GIVE.asia and fill in the application form available on UNFRAMED’s Makanpreneur website TOGETHER by 17 September 2017. Shortlisted teams will be invited for an interview with an independent panel of industry experts and successful applicants will be notified by 16 October 2017. The Makanpreneur programme will commence the second week of November 2017 through to March 2018.

Application Deadline: 17 September 2017


Our Experts & Judges include:

  • Jan Croeni, Founder, Croeni Foundation
  • Nichol Ng, Managing Director, FoodXervices Inc & Co-founder, The Food Bank Singapore
  • Laura Allen, Co-Founder, Gone Adventurin’ & Community Farm
  • Lance Frey, Founder & CEO, Food Runner (acquired by Food Panda)

 … others to be announced soon

For more information about Makanpreneur application process and programme details, please refer to the FAQ at www.unframed.so/makanpreneur-faq

(deadline is 17 September 2017)


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