The Kirchner Food Fellowship is pleased to have Gavin Armstrong as our first Entrepreneurial Fellow. Gavin and his company Lucky Iron Fish represent a perfect example of the kind of companies we are hoping our fellows will be able to locate and invest in.
Dr. Gavin Armstrong is committed impact entrepreneur. He is currently serving as the Founder and President of Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise®, a social enterprise attempting to alleviate iron deficiency around the world using a simple health innovation. Through this role he was a Fulbright scholar at Auburn University and was awarded the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Social Entrepreneur category in 2016. In 2017 he received the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award and was named ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ by EY Canada.
The fish is a symbol of luck in Cambodia, the country that inspired this health innovation. Headquartered in Canada, Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise operates a social enterprise where a Fish is donated to a family in need with each one purchased. Iron deficiency impacts 3.5 billion people worldwide and the Lucky Iron Fish is an incredibly simple solution to this global health problem.