About the Program
Startupbootcamp FoodTech is based in Rome and supports companies innovating in the food industries as they scale globally.
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. Sounds impossible… have a look at what our 320+ startup alumni have to say about us.
Direct access to key contacts in the industry, including:
- founders of SBC FoodTech and serial entrepreneurs Peter Kruger & Paolo Cuccia;
- 100+ mentors from startups & companies like Facebook, Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Salesforce, Tetra Pak, The Fork (a Trip Advisor company) and many more;
- 1.000+ angels & VC’s like Accel, Endeit, Earlybird, Sunstone, Google VC, LVenture Group and many more.
We are looking for high growth tech startups operating within the segments of agriculture, restaurants, retail, substitutes, cooking and health.
New generations of increasingly low-cost technology hardware and software are challenging and disrupting the traditional models of producing, packaging, marketing, selling, delivering, securing, tracking, eating, recycling and even introducing new types of food substitutes.
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Key Focus Areas
Big Data & Analytics
Internet of Things
Industrial & Home Robots
Drones for Agriculture
Oct 20 - 22
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 1000 carefully selected 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
Rome and Italian marketItaly 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 yelds 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.
Seed funding & other perksAll teams receive €15,000 in cash, €400,000+ in partner services, and up to 6 months of free office space to help relocate. In addition, selected teams may also receive additional €35k cash investment in convertible notes by our key partners such as Lventure Group and PiCampus.
What we ask for in returnIn return, Startupbootcamp gets 6% equity in each company. We don't take board seats, and we don't get preferred shares. We strive to be the world's most useful co-founders.
Get in contactDrop us a line at email@example.com or tweet at us @sbcFoodTech.
Right at the very heart of Rome, Startupbootcamp FoodTech is hosted at Spazio M3, Rome, a 4.000 square feet dedicated space.
Facing the 1700 years old Basilica of San Giovanni, which was founded by Emperor Constantine in AD 320, our accelerator is part of Spazio M3, a fully renewed 10.000+ square feet co-working space, founded by Matteo Fago, one of the most succcesful and active Italian business angels.
At just 5 minutes drive from the main Stazione Termini in Rome (3 underground stops), our space is an intense crossroad for people with very diverse origins and experiences. It’s not a real estate company or a co-working space looking to fill desks. Tens of international startups already operate at Spazio M3 with scores of investors and mentors popping in all the time.
Getting investors involved is a game changer for the kind of conversations and events happening at the space. Selected startups are going to work in an amazing location which enables creativity and team working, while providing all the facilities and contacts entrepreneurs need to boost their companies.
Spazio M3 - Via Ludovico di Savoia, 2b 00185 Roma, Italy Map