Global FoodTech Accelerator 2020 for Food Startups

Global FoodTech Accelerator 2020

The Global FoodTech Accelerator 2020 is now open to startups around the world. So, if you are ready to supercharge food innovation, this is for you.

Every year, FoodTech Accelerator 2020 selects up to 10 of the best startups worldwide to boost food innovation. Together with its Corporate Partners and their business needs, the initiative builds and accelerates concrete industrial pilot projects in a 15-week program.

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Who Should Apply?

This program is for startups who are focusing on;

  • Groundbreaking midstream technologies
  • Blockchain & Traceability, Quality & Food Safety, Logistics & Connected Transportation, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Automation
  • Circular Economy
  • Upcycling, F&B Waste Reduction Systems, Sharing Economy
  • Disruptive food & alternative beverage
  • Plant-Based Proteins, Cellular Agriculture, Superfood & Alternative Ingredients, Space F&B
  • Agtech & Sustainable Agriculture
  • Genomics & Biotech, Farm Management Systems & Sustainable Models, Farm Robotics, Mechanization & Precision Farming, Vertical & Indoor Agriculture
  • Food as Medicine
  • Superfood & functional Ingredients, Precision Nutrition & Nutrigenomics, Unhealthy substances /Meal replacements
  • A(automated) commerce
  • B2B Online Marketplaces & Cloud Services, D2C & Social Commerce Solutions, New Delivery Platforms & Technologies
  • Data driven insight
  • Big data analytics & AI, Crowd sourced insights, Taste sensing systems
  • Innovative packaging
  • Sustainable Packaging, Recycled Polymers & Edible Packaging, Smart & Connected Packaging, AR, Active Packaging
  • Do it yourself
  • Learning & Sharing, Urban farming, Meal Kits & Ready to Eat
  • In-store & Restaurant Tech
  • 3D & 4D printed food, Cloud retailing & Visual recognition, Customer engagement & Order management tech, Smart appliances & Robotics

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How It Works

For the program;

  1. Engage With FoodTech Network Before Starting The Program

International Roadshow
Sign up for digital events and virtual pitches, meet the organisers during tech and innovation events, industry-leading conferences, or by direct referral from Deloitte’s network of investors, mentors, and partners.

  • Live interviews
  • The shortlisted startups will meet with FoodTech Accelerators Committee in charge of selecting up to 10 of the best teams to access the program

2. An Intensive 15-Week Program

A hands-on learning experience and out-of-the-building approach
It will successfully transform ideas into innovative products. The program takes startups from Business Model Consolidation to Validation & Prototyping aiming at Fundraising & Go-to-Market success

Work directly with expert mentors
With FoodTech Accelerator Corporate Partners, ecosystem gurus and Deloitte experts, the selected startups will rapidly validate and scale their business as well as fast-track MVP and PoC testing

3. Accelerate Fast

Rock the stage at the DemoDay
Present to a vast array of food tech players including carefully selected investors and corporates keen to drive the selected startups to the next level

Boost network connections
Learn from cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams of corporate executives, experienced consultants, entrepreneurs, scientists, private investors and venture capitalists (VCs)

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Global FoodTech Accelerator 2020 Benefits

By participating in this accelerator program, some of the opportunities you will benefit include;Corporate Access

Speed up your go-to-market timeline with thanks to FoodTech Accelerator committed partners

Investors Network

  • Gain access to up to 1 M€ in follow-on already committed investments

Equity Free

  • There is no equity or need for payment to the program to participate. The corporate partners may want to invest and agree to the terms prior to the program.

Global Ecosystem

  • Hop in a newly created, international, mentor-filled ecosystem on Food Innovation

Deloitte Approach

  • Leverage on a globally recognized consulting approach and worldwide network

Dedicated Hub

  • Open the doors of your office in Milan and test your products in the organisers partners’ facilities

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Global FoodTech Accelerator 2020 Timeline

  1. 30th September, 2020 – Applications Close
  2. October 2020 – Startup Selection
  3. Nov. – Dec. 2020 – Startup On-boarding
  4. January 2021 – Program Starts
  5. May 2021 – Demo Day

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The deadline for application for the Global FoodTech Accelerator 2020 is September 30, 2020. If you are a food startup, and you find interest in this program, you can apply using this link; https://www.foodtechaccelerator.io/

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