Mighty Cricket: Building a sustainable urban food system

Mighty Cricket establishes high-tech urban cricket farms and uses advanced machinery to create breakfast cereals made with cricket protein.

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What is the Name of Your Organization?

Mighty Cricket

What is The Mission of Your Organization?

Mighty Cricket's mission is to provide nutritious, sustainable food to the world's growing population. First, we are partnering with an urban cricket farm, an urban aquaponics farm, an agtech company, and a solar panel company to develop automated, closed-loop grow operations in abandoned urban settings. This, in turn, provides jobs and revitalizes communities. Second, we are processing crickets into nutrient-dense foods that consumers find delicious and familiar.

What is The Month and Year of The Founding of Your Venture?

Officially Aug 2018, but we began R&D in Aug 2017

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What is The First and Last Name of Your Organization's Representative for The Challenge?

Sarah Schlafly

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Project Stage: Select the Description Below That Best Applies to Your Organization

  • Start-Up (first few activities have happened)

Please Select Your Organization's Focus Track (Select all That Apply)

  • Built Environment
  • Sustainable Economies
  • Food, Water, & Waste
  • Public Health & Safety

Please Select Which of The Following Types of Innovations Best Characterize Your Work (Select all That Apply)

  • Product innovation (Introduction of a good or service or improvements made to existing products)
  • Process innovation (execution of a new or considerably improved production or delivery method)

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  • White (for example: German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish, French)

Help Us Support Diversity! Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities (optional)?

  • No, I do not identify with an underrepresented community


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