Unlock your edge.
Drive regenerative change in the food system

Join the Fresh Soil course on "An Introduction to Systemic Entrepreneurship in the Food System"
Identify your 'edge' in the regenerative transformation of the food system. Learn and apply the method of Systemic Venturing with the expertise of the Fresh Ventures team and our Ecosystem. Join a mixture of expert-led sessions, collaborative group work, and self-paced study to take clear steps forward with your purpose.

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Fresh Soil Course:
An Introduction to Systemic Entrepreneurship
in the Food System

Three main modules will guide you through challenges and opportunities in the transition of the European food system, will give you an introduction to Systemic Venturing, and help you apply it in your own personal mission.

A Systems Lens

Understand the interconnections between challenges in the European food system and the root causes that sit behind them. Dive into our Second Brain database of systems analysis, stakeholder and venture directory.

Action Focused

Learn from pioneering innovators and system experts in live sessions and be driven to formulate and take clear steps forward.

Find Your ‘Edge’

Better understand your own capacities and objectives, and craft your personal mission for how your purpose aligns with the needed impact.

Who this course is for

Join a diverse cohort of mission-aligned people

The course is for anyone who wants to identify their 'edge' in the regenerative transition of the European food system.

You will join other entrepreneurs, activists, investors, and innovators from a wide range of organisations in a cohort-based learning environment.

Common traits of cohort members:

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Turns challenges into opportunities
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Energised by action
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Embraces complexity
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What this course offers

Course overview

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Second Brain
Access to our Second Brain database of systems analysis, stakeholder and venture directory
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Experts, innovators & entrepreneurs
Live learning sessions with system experts, innovators, and entrepreneurs
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Fresh Ventures Team
Support and guidance from the Fresh Ventures team
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Strong cohort
Membership of a cohort of mission-aligned people

Practical details

This course is delivered online as a part-time commitment for six-weeks. You'll receive 4 hours of live sessions and cohort group work per week.

And then you can then undertake as much or little self-study as you like, depending on your learning goals. Don't worry though, we'll provide guidance here to help.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the 31 December 2022.

24 January - 2 March 2023
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings (CET)
€1,500
English language

Become an entrepreneurial systems change leader in the food system

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Testimonials

"It was like a masters program in four weeks"

Tom Chapman
Environmental Impact Lead
Sentient Ventures VC

As one of the co-founders of Commonland, Michiel has extensive experience in business development and venture building to regenerate landscapes. Now active in biotechnology giving him a broad perspective on the needed transition.

"An inspiring environment with like-minded, value-driven people"

Alexa Zerkow
Sustainability & Food Systems Consultant

An innovation do-er and investor that set-up or was involved in the creation and growth of multiple businesses, like the Peel Pioneers. Tekkoo and Lindy have a speciality in building new business that create new value from ‘waste’ streams.

"I was always excited to join the sessions and left with lots of energy"

Annigje Jacobs
Co-Founder
Springtail

Joost is a Blue Economy activist and experienced founder. Currently regenerating our oceans and soils with regenerative seaweed concepts. 

"Applying a systemic approach helped me to identify impactful and actionable venture solutions"

Koen has been a part of our journey since day one. As a senior manager at Toniic and as the host of Investing in regenerative agriculture he is probably one of the most well connected and most up to date people in the regenerative food space.

Maria Braun
Farm-to-Fork & Hospitality Professional

About Fresh

Fresh Ventures is a venture building program and startup studio based in The Netherlands. We co-found companies with experienced professionals and entrepreneurs to address systemic challenges in the food system.

our focus

Unlocking transformational potential

Fresh is starting off with a focus on cultivation and production systems - the beginning of the chain where most of the impacts and challenges can be found. Building systemic ventures in these areas involves addressing critical barriers and unlocking key capacities that enable the broader sector to shift to a fundamentally sustainable state.

Terrestrial Agriculture

Accelerating the transition to fully regenerative and climate-smart agriculture, combined with evolving horticulture and indoor production systems.

Aquaculture

Utilizing our oceans, lakes, and rivers to support the sustainable production of food and biomass while regenerating ecosystems.

Coming up

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