RISING SPROUTS Grows From iVenture Accelerator

Startup aims to make fresh produce accessible and affordable to those experiencing food insecurity

MSW student, Manasi Deshmukh is a member of RISING SPROUTS, an educational startup that aims to make fresh produce accessible and affordable to people experiencing food insecurity. In addition to accessibility, the group promotes mindfulness about reducing food waste. The solution connects the food surplus to food insecure areas by utilizing technology to create a real-time tracker of the produce available at pop-up stands.

The University of Illinois iVenture Accelerator enables student-led startup teams to create economic and social value by supporting student entrepreneurs with knowledge, funding, and access to world-class University of Illinois resources and alumni. Startup teams spend the summer on campus with the time and support they need to find product-market fit, build prototypes, pilot programs, build key partnerships, and turn ideas into a scalable venture.

For more information on RISING SPROUTS email: rising sprouts.cu@gmail.com
Follow on Instagram: @rising.sprouts