Startupbootcamp FoodTech Rome

The leading global agtech and foodtech accelerator

Startupbootcamp FoodTech empowers food innovators to become the future leaders of the agriculture and food industries. 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.

About the Program

Over the 3-month 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 them 18 months, by leveraging direct access to key contacts in the industry, including:

  • Direct support by our main partners Danone, Monini, LVenture Group, Gambero Rosso, GOP, Orienta;
  • 160+ mentors from startups & companies like Unilever, Pepsico, Metro Group, Lavazza, World Food Program, Bayer, Tetra Pak, Facebook, Monsanto, Barilla, Amazon, Cisco, and more;
  • 1.000+ angels & VC’s like Accel, Endeit, Earlybird, Sunstone, Google VC, LVenture Group.

The Grand Finale

Every year, our program ends with the Demo Day where we celebrate the graduation of our accelerated startups and introduce them to the global ecosystem of investors, industry leaders, corporate executives, mentors, and press.

This year, we brought our Demo Day to the biggest startup campus in the world: Station F! It was an epic event held on November, 29th 2018, where we gathered 350+ investors and top executives from all around the world.

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Top excellence performance

We provide record-breaking growth. Over the first two years, we operated to full programs, we received more than 1300 applications from 80+ countries, accelerating 18 of them ranging from hydroponics to business intelligence and IoT, from food substitutes to food delivery, from precision farming to marketplaces.

Get in contact

Drop us a line at or tweet at us @sbcFoodTech.


Key Focus Areas

Indoor and Vertical Farming

Traceability & Food Safety

Processing & Packaging


Artificial Intelligence


Big Data & Analytics


Internet of Things

Industrial & Home Robots

3D Printing

Drones for Agriculture


  • Mar 01

    Applications open

  • Jun 20

    Applications close

  • Jul 25 - 26

    Selection Days

  • Sep 10

    Program begins

  • Nov 29

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

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

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries

Tailored Mentorship

Over 120 carefully selected mentors from the FoodTech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program

Living Expenses

€15K in cash per team to cover your living expenses during your stay at our accelerator

Perks & Discounts

More than €500K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, 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

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading FoodTech conferences and events

Investor Access

Meet most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

 Seed funding & other perks

All teams receive €15,000 in cash. If you need more during acceleration, we also also help you receive extra cash in convertible notes, right from the start of the program, from selected investors affiliated to our program. You also get €500,000+ in partner deals.

What we ask for in return

In 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.

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Right at the very heart of Rome, Startupbootcamp FoodTech 4,000 square feet office is hosted at Spazio M3, Rome. 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 successful and active Italian business angels. At just 5 minutes drive from the main Stazione Termini in Rome (2 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 teamwork while providing all the facilities and contacts entrepreneurs need to boost their companies. Spazio M3 - Via Ludovico di Savoia, 2b 00185 Roma, Italy Map

Startupbootcamp FoodTech Rome Team

Peter Kruger

Peter Kruger

Managing Director
Andrea Torlonia

Andrea Torlonia

President, SBC FoodTech
Paolo Cuccia

Paolo Cuccia

Vice President SBC FoodTech
Matteo Fago

Matteo Fago

Board Member, SBC FoodTech
Girolamo Vimercati Sanseverino

Girolamo Vimercati Sanseverino

Board Member, SBC FoodTech
Aleksandra Bezak

Aleksandra Bezak


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