Startupbootcamp FoodTech Rome

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.

Get in contact

Drop us a line at foodtech@startupbootcamp.org or tweet at us @sbcFoodTech.

Key Focus Areas

Indoor and Vertical Farming

Traceability & Food Safety

Processing & Packaging

Bio-tech

Artificial Intelligence

E-commerce

Big Data & Analytics

Mobile

Internet of Things

Industrial & Home Robots

3D Printing

Drones for Agriculture

Why join the program?

Funding

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

Coworking Space

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

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.

Masterclasses

Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising

Demo Day

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

Tailored Mentorship

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

Corporate Partners

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

Investor Access

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

Global Network

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

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading FoodTech conferences and events

 Seed funding & other perks

All teams receive €15,000 in cash. We also provide you the opportunity to receive extra €35,000 in convertible notes from selected investors affiliated to our program. You also get €450,000+ in partner deals, and up to 6 months of free office space to help relocate. And, if you plan to incorporate in Rome, the regional government offers €40,000 in grants.

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.

Download Shareholders Agreement

Location

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

CEO & Managing Director
Paolo Cuccia

Paolo Cuccia

Chairman
Matteo Fago

Matteo Fago

Board Member
Andrea Torlonia

Andrea Torlonia

Mentors Coordinator
Andrea Dal Piaz

Andrea Dal Piaz

COO
Martina Monaco

Martina Monaco

Marketing Manager
Marco Montaldi

Marco Montaldi

Operations Manager
Emanuele Torlonia

Emanuele Torlonia

Scout

Questions about Startupbootcamp FoodTech Rome?Contact us

Startupbootcamp FoodTech Rome Mentors

Supported Locally by