FoodTech Accelerator: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to select up to 10 best-of-breed startups to supercharge food innovation.

Funding brief: FoodTech Accelerator is a global accelerator that brings top Made in Italy corporates and best international innovators together to disrupt agrifood and retail sectors.

Every year, they select up to 10 best-of-breed startups to supercharge food innovation. They match them with our Corporate Partners business needs and together accelerate concrete industrial pilot projects in a 15-week program.

How it works:
1. Engage with their network before starting the program

International Roadshow
Meet them during tech and innovation events, industry leading conferences, and by direct referral of Deloitte network of investors, mentors, and partners. Follow the #FTARoadshow on LinkedIn and Instagram

Live interviews
Shortlisted startups will be meeting our selection committee in charge of selecting the best up to 10 teams to access the program
2. An intensive 15 week program
A hands-on learning experience and out-of-the-building approach
Successfully transform ideas into innovative products. This program takes startups from Business Model Consolidation to Validation & Prototyping aiming at Fundraising & Go-to-Market success

Work directly with expert mentors
Selected startups will validate and scale their business faster thanks to mentors from both Corporate Partners and Deloitte that enable MVP and PoC testing
3. Accelerate fast!
Rock the stage at the DemoDay
A few moments in front of carefully selected investors and a whole new food community keen to drive selected startups to the next stage

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

Donor Name: FoodTech Accelerator
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: 30th, September, 2019

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit:
Corporate access
Speed up your go-to-market thanks to our committed partners
Investors network
Gain access to up to 1 M€ in follow-on already committed investments
Smart money
Access to cash contribution and services in exchange for up to 6% of your equity.
European ecosystem
Hop in a newly created ecosystem on Food + Innovation with international mentors
Deloitte approach
Leverage on a globally recognized consulting approach and worldwide network
Dedicated hub
Open the doors of a space in Milan to taste your products with partners’ facilities

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: January, 2020

Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Startups taking on these trends:
Quality & Traceability
Food Safety, Plant & Food Quality
Circular Economy
Sharing Economy, Foodwaste, Sustainable Packaging
Healthy Lifestyle
Precision Nutrition & Coaching, Meal Replacement & Supplements
Alternative ingredients
Plant based proteins, Invitro Cell Culture, Novel & Superfood
Agritech
Precision farming, Animal health, Vertical and indoor farming, Clean Commodities
Delivery revolution
Direct to consumer & Meal Kit, Digital Restaurants, New delivery vehicles
Omnichannel
Customer engagement & Smart packaging, Digital Experience &  Native Brands

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

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