About the Accelerator
Our Global food system is under pressure. To feed the world in the future, we need to move towards a more plant based food system, with better value creation for every stakeholder in the chain. We need innovators and we are going to support them and their startups with our FoodTech program in Eindhoven, for which we will soon be opening applications. With our first FoodTech program up and running in Rome, Startupbootcamp FoodTech Eindhoven will add to the FoodTech Innovation Ecosystem we’re building around the Globe!
During our intense 3-month accelerator program, up to 10 carefully selected startups will collaborate with 150+ mentors, partners and investors to build world class products, services and business. Their ultimate goal is becoming industry-leading sustainable agricultural and food companies of the future. At the end of the program, all startups will pitch their innovative ideas in front of hundreds of investors, partners and mentors on our grand finale: Demo Day.
To meet ambitious entrepreneurs from all over the world, Managing Director Edwin de Zeeuw of Startupbootcamp FoodTech Eindhoven, will run an International FastTrack Tour. This tour includes some of the most vibrant startup cities, like Amsterdam, London, Kiev, Berlin, Paris, Tel Aviv, Lisbon, Rome and so on. In all these cities, Startupbootcamp will host a FastTrack event where local startups will be able to present their idea, receive one-on-one feedback, learn about the program, and network with fellow entrepreneurs from the local ecosystems. If travelling is not an option, the startups can also join one of the online events called Startupbootcamp Connect. Contact us for more info!
Who are we looking for?
We are on the hunt for determined startups in both the AgTech and FoodTech sector, who are looking to disrupt our world and make it ready for the next decades to come.
Key Focus Areas
New Seeds, Herbicides & Pesticides
Alternative Protein Sourcing
Robotics & Drones
Precision Outdoor Farming
Indoor & Vertical Farming
Processing & Packaging
A.I. & Machine Learning
Traceability & Food Safety
What's the Deal?
An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.
Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising
Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
Over 100 carefully selected local mentors from the FoodTech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program
€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program
Perks & Discounts
More than €450K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Google, Amazon, Salesforce, PayPal, SendGrid, and others
Alumni Growth Program
Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions
Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading FoodTech conferences and events
Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world
A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees
Ideal Test MarketThe Netherlands has always been an innovative food producing country. We excel in optimization and mechanization. We are the third biggest exporter in the world of Food processing machinery and fourth when it comes to Agri equipment. We have extensive knowledge in agriculture & food production and we have one of the most productive food systems in the world per m2. This industry is not centered in one area, it is almost everywhere in the Netherlands.
But the south east specifically has a big focus on agri and food. With Venlo, Helmond, Veghel and ‘s-Hertogenbosch within 30min of Eindhoven, we are at the center of the Dutch agri and food industry. On top, Eindhoven has a vibrant startup ecosystem, a lot of high tech industries, a high proficiency of English speakers and a big international network to support your goals. We are voted one of the smartest regions in the world, so you understand why you should apply now!
Startupbootcamp NXTUpon completion of the program, startups will gain access to our extensive Global Alumni network. Furthermore, teams will be invited in our 'SBC NXT' Alumni support program, through which we provide 8 relevant Alumni services throughout the lifetime of the startups and beyond.
What we ask in returnWe ask for 8% equity ownership in every startup.
Startupbootcamp E-commerce 2015/2016 Demo Day