Regrub, a startup launched by two Texas A&M University students that uses insects to convert food waste into fertilizer, won the People’s Choice Award at the second annual Food+City Challenge.

The two freshmen who launched ReGrub are part of Startup Aggieland’s Startup Living Learning Community.  Blake Harvey (left) is a business administration major and Ryan Woolsey is a political science major. The team garnered more than 1,600 votes of 6,000 cast in person and online. They also qualified for the top 20 out of 200+ entries worldwide.

Startup LLC sophomore McCalley Cunningham, a two-time Food+City Top 20 qualifier, pitched her product GoFresh – a zeolite product that naturally extends the shelf life of fruits and vegetable. Startup LLC freshman Allison Kornher assisted GoFresh.

More than 700 people attended the Feb. 6 event at the University of Texas. The grand-prize team won $30,000.

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