Calling All Agricultural Hemp Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Hemp is the newest and most versatile commodity that has been re-introduced to our society.  The Hemp Industry requires advancement and innovation to grow the market into stabilization.  We are partnering with global leaders in Hemp to give Cash Prizes, Exposure, Business Acceleration and much more.  The Hemp Innovation Challenge gives us a collective ability to support the growth of the blossoming Hemp Industry.


Our Vision

Accelerating the Future of Hemp

Our goal is to support the successful development of agricultural students, creators and entrepreneurs looking to launch the world’s most disruptive innovations in Hemp farming.

We are seeking passionate entrepreneurs of any age, (for-profit or non-profit) located anywhere on the planet that inspire change and innovation.


The Hemp Innovation Challenge™ is a global competition designed to accelerate hemp innovation from entrepreneurs, students, researchers, and others working on the world’s most disruptive hemp innovations. Submissions are arriving daily from all over North America and overseas. Prizes will be awarded for ideas connected to technology, software, and services driving growth and innovation into food, fuel, medicine, health, fiber, waste, and sustainable development as a few examples. Submissions are open to universities, for-profits, non-profits, and early stage concepts or impact projects including those aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Finalists will be selected to participate in a judged fast-pitch contest to be held in the Theatre at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm PST.  The Theatre is inside the International Agri-Center on World Ag Expo grounds located at 4500 S Laspina St, Tulare, CA 93274. In addition to cash prizes, winners will receive strategic feedback about their innovation, business model, and go-to-market strategy. Event highlights include networking with C-level executives, investors, and mentorship to support launching their innovations. Enter the Hemp Innovation Challenge™ or Sponsor the competition today!  You do not need to attend to win!  DEADLINE:  January 17th, 2020