About the Program
Here at Startupbootcamp FoodTech we are looking for high-growth tech startups operating within all the segments of the food chain from agriculture to restaurants and retail, from food substitutes to drones and robots.
Over the 3 months program, 10 selected high potential startups from across the globe will accelerate their companies with the help of our team of first-class entrepreneurs, investors, and partners. In 3 months, the selected teams will achieve what normally would take you 18 months, by leveraging direct access to key contacts in the industry, including:
- founders of SBC FoodTech and serial entrepreneurs Peter Kruger & Paolo Cuccia;
- 120+ mentors from startups & companies like Barilla, Metro Group, Lavazza, World Food Program, Bayer, Tetra Pak, Facebook, Monsanto, Amazon, Cisco, and more;
- 1.000+ angels & VC’s like Accel, Endeit, Earlybird, Sunstone, Google VC, LVenture Group.
Top excellence performance
We provide record breaking growth. In our very first year, we received more than 600 applications from 56 countries, accelerating 10 of them ranging from hydroponics to business intelligence and IoT, from food substitutes to food delivery and marketplaces. Our 10 startups achieved incredible growth in the three months and delivered impressive pitches at Demo Day, in front of a 500+ audience of major international experts and investors of the industry.
If you don’t believe us, this is what our startups had to say at our last Demo Day that closed our first acceleration program on March 10, 2017.
Rome and Italian market
Italy is the global leader in top culinary experience and food excellence. It is also a leader in the manufacturing of consumer and industrial food production and processing equipment. Italian agriculture boosts the highest yields and productivity per hectare in the world, as it features one of the most innovation-driven agrotech industries globally. Italy is also undergoing a deep transformation with vast consumer and business markets ripe for disruption. With its great culinary culture and its excellent products, Italy is the perfect location to validate and accelerate any FoodTech disrupting company. Having the chance to iterate the product in Rome and testing it in the Italian market, dealing with all major Italian and international industry players, is an opportunity that hardly ever comes twice.
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Key Focus Areas
Indoor and Vertical Farming
Traceability & Food Safety
Processing & Packaging
Big Data & Analytics
Internet of Things
Industrial & Home Robots
Drones for Agriculture
Why join the program?
Up to €50K in cash per team to boost your initial traction and kick-start the seed funding process
Perks & Discounts
More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others
Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program
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
A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees
Over 120 carefully selected mentors from the FoodTech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world
Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
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