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INVITING EMERGING FOODTECH ENTREPRENEURS TO APPLY

Join our 1st 2020 foodRegio StartUp Lab cohort

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OUR MISSION

Identify and support emerging foodtech entrepreneurs that are transforming the way consumers eat and drink.

Our Vision 

Support foodtech entrepreneurs through a collaborative acceleration program.

OUR FOCUS

We’re looking for entrepreneurs at the forefront of trends that are changing the food and beverage industry in the areas of:

Applications, like Smart Kitchen, Taste & Gastronomy (Food Delivery, Payment) Food Science / Nutrition (New Proteins, Personalized Nutrition, Wellness), Food Safety / Security (Traceability, Transparency, Fraud Prevention), Packaging (Stability, Accessibility), Last Mile

Technologies, like Big Data and Decision Support Systems, Predictive Modelling, 3D Printing, AI, VR/AR, Connected Devices, Smart Devices/IoT, Robots, Mobile, Genome Editing

OUR COMMITMENT

We will offer four breakthrough entrepreneurs (teams) a € 30,000 grant as well as the participation in a 9-month program designed to accelerate your idea. At the end of the program, we seek to support you in turning your idea into reality.

HOW IT WORKS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The foodRegio StartUp Lab is a 9-month program where 4 selected entrepreneurs (teams) will be accelerated to success. During this period the teams will be challenged to demonstrate measurable progress. 

Teams will have access to a curriculum of business resources and training modules, and will also be able to collaborate with each other. Teams will benfit from the experience of foodRegio companies on product development, branding & marketing, sales & distribution, e-commerce, R&D, media relations and other areas. All participating teams will be required to participate in all foodRegio StartUp Lab events like kick-off, mid-term event and final program event in Luebeck, Germany. 

The foodRegio StartUp Lab is part of the gateway49.com acceleration programme which also addresses other industries. Of the 12 teams selected in the accelerator we aim for 4 foodtech teams.

HOW TO APPLY

Complete this form prior to March, 10, 2020 including as much information as possible to help us understand why your business idea should be included in our programme. Try to be as complete as possible with your answers, keeping in mind that confidential information should not be shared. An external 3rd party will review all submissions and our selection committee will chosse finalists.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

Here’s what we’re looking for: 

Applications, like Smart Kitchen, Taste & Gastronomy (Food Delivery, Payment) Food Science / Nutrition (New Proteins, Personalized Nutrition, Wellness), Food Safety / Security (Traceability, Transparency, Fraud Prevention), Packaging (Stability, Accessibility), Last Mile 

Technologies, like Big Data and Decision Support Systems, Predictive Modelling, 3D Printing, AI, VR/AR, Connected Devices, Smart Devices/IoT, Robots, Mobile, Genome Editing




Prof. Dr. Björn P. Jacobsen
Your contact personProf. Dr. Björn P. Jacobsenjacobsen@foodregio.de
+49 451 70655-0