Author Archives for Blair Kirchner

Kirchner Food Fellowship Announces Inaugural HBCU Cohort

July 27, 2021 7:40 am Published by Comments Off on Kirchner Food Fellowship Announces Inaugural HBCU Cohort

Fellows represent Florida A&M University, Morgan State University and Xavier University Jacksonville FL and Washington, DC – July 27, 2021, – The Kirchner Food Fellowship, an initiative of the Kirchner Impact Foundation, today announced the selection of its fellows for the inaugural HBCU cohort. As a pioneering program in developing the next generation of venture...


Kirchner Impact Foundation Announces Investment in Innovative Lending Platform

June 2, 2021 6:46 am Published by Comments Off on Kirchner Impact Foundation Announces Investment in Innovative Lending Platform

Siembro is an online multi-lender lending platform connecting farmers with financial institutions at the point of sale Jacksonville FL, June 2, 2021 – The Kirchner Impact Foundation through its Kirchner Food Fellowship program is pleased to announce today that it has completed an investment in AgFintech company Siembro. Founded in Argentina, Siembro has developed a...


FFAR Partners with the Kirchner Impact Foundation to Support the Kirchner Food Fellowship – HBCU Cohort

May 4, 2021 11:36 am Published by Comments Off on FFAR Partners with the Kirchner Impact Foundation to Support the Kirchner Food Fellowship – HBCU Cohort

WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2021) -To advance professional development opportunities in food and agriculture venture capital, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is providing funds to support the Kirchner Impact Foundation’s program for Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) students. The Rockefeller Foundation has also recently committed to supporting the Kirchner Impact Foundation. ...


Kirchner Food Fellowship Opens Application Period for 2021-2022 Programs

March 3, 2021 7:38 am Published by Comments Off on Kirchner Food Fellowship Opens Application Period for 2021-2022 Programs

Program recruiting students for three distinct cohorts Washington, DC – Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico – Jacksonville, Florida – 03 March 2021 – The Kirchner Impact Foundation is pleased to announce that the Kirchner Food Fellowship, a leading impact investing fellowship, is now accepting applications until April 30th for its 2021-22 academic year program. The fellowship, now...


Leading Impact Investment Fellowship launches HBCU Cohort

February 24, 2021 7:00 am Published by Comments Off on Leading Impact Investment Fellowship launches HBCU Cohort

As a pioneering program in developing venture capital allocators in food and agriculture, the program is enhancing its aim to help address the lack of diversity within the VC sector through the launch of the HBCU Cohort.


Interaction Advisory Group announces Establishment of Advisory Board

October 29, 2020 12:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Interaction Advisory Group announces Establishment of Advisory Board

Interaction Advisory Group (IAG) today announced that it has established an Advisory Board. The newly formed board will play an important role in advising the company on future curriculum development, ideas of impactful community engagement activities and offer thoughts on a myriad of topics.


Kirchner Food Fellowship announces Seventh year Fellows

August 20, 2020 8:51 am Published by Comments Off on Kirchner Food Fellowship announces Seventh year Fellows

Students selected for U.S. and Mexico Cohorts Leon, Guanajuato Mexico and Birmingham, Alabama  19 August 2020 – The Kirchner Food Fellowship, an initiative of the Kirchner Impact Foundation, today announced the selection of seven new Fellows across their two 2020-2021 cohorts, one based in the U.S. and one based in Mexico. This represents the seventh...


Kirchner Impact Foundation and Watson Institute Announce Collaboration

March 12, 2020 9:40 am Published by Comments Off on Kirchner Impact Foundation and Watson Institute Announce Collaboration

Leveraging the Kirchner and Watson complementary capital allocation and entrepreneurial programs Toronto, Ontario, Guatemala City, Guatemala and Birmingham, Alabama, – 12 March 2020 – The Kirchner Impact Foundation and Watson Institute today announced that they are collaborating to identify, train, and support next generation, impact focused capital allocators from Guatemala, Costa Rica and the rest...


Kirchner Fellowship Opens Application Period for 2020-2021 Programs

March 4, 2020 8:21 am Published by Comments Off on Kirchner Fellowship Opens Application Period for 2020-2021 Programs

Program recruiting students enrolled in US, Canadian or Mexican Universities Toronto, Ontario, Leon, Guanajuato Mexico and Birmingham, Alabama,  – 04 March 2020 – The Kirchner Impact Foundation is pleased to announce that the Kirchner Food Fellowship, the world’s first impact investing fellowship, is now accepting applications until April 30th. The program, now in its 7th...