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Rambler at The TFF Summit 2021

Updated: Feb 18, 2022

TFF Summit 2021

The TFF Summit 2021 is a mainstage event at the UN FAO’s World Food Forum and is held in support of the UN Food Systems Summit.

Basel, Switzerland — Thought For Food – the world’s pioneer and leader in next generation innovation for food and agri-tech – held its flagship annual event, the Thought For Food Summit on October 2nd. As a mainstage event of the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization’s World Food Forum, the global TFF Summit brought together a small in-person audience in Rome, and connected with 12 Satellite Summits and thousands of at-home watch parties organized by TFF Community leaders in every region of the world.

TFF Challenge 2021 Judges

Paulina Białek - a start-up enthusiast and a huge advocate of #entrepreneurship among young people. She is passionate about new technologies and believes they will play an important role in solving #foodsystems challenges.

Merijn Dols - an activist for the #circulareconomy for food, a systems thinker and intrapreneur (with over 15 years of experience in #design and #innovation in the food industry).

Cecilia MoSze Tham - Cecilia Tham is currently the Principal and Future Synthesist at Futurity Studio. She is a Harvard-trained serial entrepreneur with decades of experience in #innovation and future engineering. She is on the board of advisors to multiple organizations such as UN WFP, SXSW, and other private companies.

Shachi Gurumayum - Shachi has strong roots in emerging markets, he is comfortable in hashing out new strategies as getting into the operational fields to get things done, to let people and plants grow! He likes bringing business models that are #inclusive and #sustainable to life.

Babusi Nyoni - Babusi Nyoni is the co-founder and CEO of Sila Health, a global social enterprise that helps people everywhere access healthcare on any mobile device through harnessing #machinelearning. He uses emerging technology to develop #sustainable solutions for communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The TFF Summit also featured speakers from industry leaders and startups like Danone, Inari Ag, Tropic Biosciences, CropLife International, Novozymes, Cargill, Agricycle Global, WTH Foods, Rainfed Foods and Agritecture. There were fiery fireside chats about how to address the climate emergency through “business as unusual”, as well as a next-gen taste test featuring food products from the TFF Community. Everything culminated with a mind-expanding visual/musical performance brought to life through an artistic collaboration between Volta.xr, Grandpa’s Lab and music producer Vintage & Morelli.

TFF Challenge 2021 Finalists at The TFF Summit

5000+ participants, 1400+ high-quality teams, 120+ countries – and ultimately 10 teams selected as Global Finalists. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies like AI, computer vision, biotech, and digital, and incorporating regenerative and circular approaches into their business models, the Finalists’ solutions represent some of the most innovative and impactful startups in the world, and are making our food and agricultural systems more sustainable, healthy, and inclusive on the ground in every region.

Rambler is currently designing and manufacturing an automated vending machine to sell fresh, seasonal, and organic smoothies to consumers across Thailand, and eventually throughout the SE Asia region. All the produce they use for their nutritious GreenSmooth smoothies will be sourced locally from organic farmers – with circularity built in at every step.

Generation Food

The highlight of the program was the world premiere of the new TFF-produced documentary film “Generation Food.” Described as “Shark Tank meets Pop Idol for a Global Impact,” the energizing, feature-length film shares the stories and visions of 10 hustling teams of Millennial and GenZ entrepreneurs and the creative and collaborative solutions they are building to solve some of our planet’s most important problems.


Thought For Food is the world’s pioneer and leader in next-gen innovation and startup acceleration for food and agriculture.

We offer a truly-unique innovation engine that is powered by our TFF Challenge programs, our ever-growing TFF Community of 30K+ Millennial and GenZ talents in 175+ countries, and our first-of-its-kind innovation and collaboration platform called the TFF Digital Labs.

  • We engage next-gen innovators in every part of the world and catalyse them to create new ideas and solutions.

  • We provide connections to peers and experts, as well as cutting-edge resources and learning experiences that empower them with the mindsets, skills and networks they need to lead and succeed.

  • We provide wing-to-wing innovation programs that attract and support ventures at every stage – from ideation through to investment.

Our track record is strong. In 8 years, we have helped to launch 60+ startups that have collectively raised $200M+, and accelerated 8K+ new business concepts. We work with visionary leaders across the industry and have “boots on the ground” in 175 countries.

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