MAF's IMPACT REVIEW (2023)
Wow, what a crazy past few months it has been at The Modern Agriculture Foundation!
The Israeli foodtech keeps impressing the world with its remarkable innovation, affirming the significance and viability of our mission.
As we already get to savor the initial successes of our endeavors, we must also acknowledge the immense work that lies ahead in creating alternatives to animal products that are sustainable, healthy and compassionate.
In 2022, we proudly introduced the Better Plate Track, the first and only accelerator in the Middle East focused on alternative proteins (in collaboration with MassChallenge Israel).
Thanks to the support and generosity of our donors and sponsors, this program has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of startups, attracting investors, raising funds, advancing product development, and fostering connections within the alternative proteins ecosystem.
The remarkable success of PoLoPo, one of the program's early-stage participants without initial funding, serves as a shining example. PoLoPo has successfully secured $1.7 million in seed investment, attributing this achievement to the program's support.
Building on this accomplishment, we are committed to providing startups in the ongoing 2023 cohort with similar opportunities to connect with potential investors from the outset, enabling them to gain valuable exposure and feedback.
In line with our commitment to fostering a more inclusive and diverse industry, we have launched a new initiative dedicated to supporting and promoting the advancement of women leaders in the thriving Israeli Foodtech sector.
We organized the Leading Women in Israeli Foodtech Awards which brought together 26 exceptional female leaders. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from this event has inspired us to expand our efforts further and to lead this rising community. We are grateful for our partners and sponsors that have responded to our call and joined us in our efforts.
As we look toward the future, we remain committed to our mission of building a sustainable, healthy, and compassionate food system.
With the continued support of our donors and partners, we are confident that we can overcome the challenges that lie ahead and create a positive impact for the planet, for the people, and for the animals.
Once again, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to each and every one of you. To our donors, partners, sponsors, volunteers, and our passionate team, you all make it possible. A special thank you goes to Carole Bibas-Barkan, my partner and COO, for her hard work and dedication.
Levana Shifman, CEO