A Design Observer Conference

Edward Silva


After winning the 2013 Thought For Food Challenge and launching his startup Henlight as a result, Edward Silva joined the Thought For Food team to spearhead and energize new partnerships.

Thought For Food is an innovation platform helping university students around the world launch start-ups to tackle the grand challenge of our time: how do we feed 9 billion people by 2050? 

Driven to help appropriate solutions reach their full potential, Silva believes true partnerships are crucial to long lasting impact in food and agriculture. Having grown up in a large family on a small farm in California, he is dedicated to helping improve the lives of smallholder farmers globally. Edward Silva attended the University of California, Davis where he studied international agricultural development and technology management.