Goodr Food Rescue has won $20,000 in the semifinal rounds of Miller Lite’s 2017 Tap the Future Challenge, rounding up a series of recent pitch contest victories for the food waste startup.
Goodr Food Rescue is a sustainable waste management app that leverages blockchain technology to combat hunger. Goodr redirects surplus food from restaurants, event centers, airports, and businesses to the millions of people who are food insecure. It has already garnered praise from the Atlanta startup community, with a nomination for 2017 Best Social Impact Startup, as well as features in Huffington Post, UrbanGeekz, and Black Enterprise. Goodr has also recently cinched wins in Amplify 4 Good’s ATL Thinks! Aviation Industry Innovation competition this spring, and is now developing ways to prevent food waste for eateries in Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
Miller Lite Tap the Future kicked off its 2017 Live Pitch Tour with stops in New York, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago. Five semifinalists in each city have been selected from nearly 7,000 applicants to pitch in front of Daymond John, co-star of ABC’s Shark Tank and a panel of judges for $20,000 and an opportunity to advance to the finals.
Greater opportunity arises: The winners from each semifinal event will pitch again before an executive panel of judges in Chicago, Illinois this fall, where the winning business will be awarded the grand prize of $100,000.