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    Presented by the Economy League & Billy Penn

Can YOU leverage Philly's considerable food assets to tackle civic challenges in our region?


The Full City Challenge is a rapid incubator focused on identifying and supporting innovative collaborations that draw upon our region's robust food economy to address social and community challenges.


A partnership between the Economy League and Billy Penn, the Full City Challenge will launch in December 2018 with a call seeking short proposals for initiatives, campaigns, social enterprises, technology platforms, and other innovative solutions that leverage the hospitality, restaurant, agriculture or other food-related industries for social impact.


Put simply, if you can think of a project that will harness the region’s food boom and use it to lift up more Philadelphians, we want to know what it is — and maybe even help you get it started.


The Economy League and Billy Penn will invite select applicants to participate in an intense, one-day workshop with expert advisors and pitch their ideas at a public event in early 2019, where the winners of the Full City Challenge will be named. Winners will be provided a stipend to help pilot their ideas, ongoing technical assistance from the Economy League, and media coverage by Billy Penn.

Details coming in December!


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