October 20, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Children’s Creativity Museum 
221 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 (Map)

For questions about the pitch event, please email: challenge@biomimicry.org.

Join us for the first annual Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Pitch Event and Technology Showcase!

This event will feature a panel of VIP judges for a fun, festive, biomimicry-themed pitch session, starring seven teams from the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator.

Don’t miss seeing nature-inspired innovation in action, as the teams showcase their food system design solutions. Enjoy heavy appetizers, a cash bar, and opportunities to meet and mingle with the Accelerator entrepreneurs.

VIP Judges

Janine Benyus

Janine Benyus

Co-founder, Biomimicry Institute

Zem Joaquin

Zem Joaquin

Editor-At-Large, Huffington Post

Will Rosenzweig

Will Rosenzweig

Dean and Executive Director, The Food Business School


Dawn Danby

Dawn Danby

Sr. Sustainable Design Program Manager, Autodesk

The Biomimicry Accelerator

Each year the most promising teams in the open category of the Global Design Challenge are invited to participate in the Accelerator program. After the year-long Accelerator program, one team will be awarded the $100,000 “Ray of Hope” prize, endowed by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, to bring their nature-inspired innovation to market.

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Join us for more biomimicry events at Bioneers

This pitch events kicks off a week of biomimicry events at the National Bioneers Conference, October 21-23 in San Rafael, CA. Don’t miss seeing one of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator teams win the $100,000 2016 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize on Saturday, October 22. Plus, join us for a keynote from Janine Benyus, biomimicry panels and workshops, and nature walks with the Coastal Redwood Biomimicry Network.

Register with the code BIOMIMICRY and save 15%!

Note: The Biomimicry Pitch Event and Technology Showcase and Bioneers are independently organized events. If you plan to attend both events, you must register separately for each of them.

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We believe that the widespread adoption of nature-inspired solutions will catalyze a new era in design and business that benefits both people and the planet. Let’s make the act of asking nature’s advice a normal part of everyday inventing. We hope you will join us.

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