Meet The 2017 Cohort For Startupbootcamp FoodTech

Meet The 2017 Cohort For Startupbootcamp FoodTech

17-Sep-2017 by Martina Monaco

Startupbootcamp FoodTech, the leading global accelerator focused on agtech and foodtech innovation, has announced the top 9 high potential startups which will take part in the acceleration program of 2017/18.

The finalists, which include teams from across Europe, America and Asia-Pacific, have been chosen following a rigorous selection process by a panel of 70+ mentors, including representatives from Startupbootcamp and its partners.

From precision agriculture to innovative foods, from aquaponics to food discovery, 9 teams from 7 countries are part of the 2017/18 cohort. An explosive mix of market strategies, business models, and disruptive products ready to accelerate their businesses and scale the global market. These 9 startups will join to make a total of 29 startups accelerated in Rome and over 500 startups that have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp programs globally.

Cricket One

  Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Description: CricketOne produces the most sustainable and affordable protein from crickets by developing technology and process to rear crickets intensively on agricultural by-products.

Green Banana

  Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Description: Green Banana innovates new, delicious ways of making your favorite pasta-based meals even healthier, more nutritious, gluten-free using green bananas, a fusion of other pulses, legumes, and vegetables, all while positively impacting small-scale farmers in Uganda.

My Foody

Location: Milan, Italy
Description: MyFoody is the solution that disrupts the relationship between consumers and both food retailers and producers, turning waste into value. Finally, supermarkets will innovate their relationship with the consumers and make their brands stand out and more sustainable.


  Location: Modiin, Israel
Description: You can eliminate those stacks of cookbooks and recipe organizers from your kitchen when you store your favorite recipes in the OrganizEat recipe organizer app.


  Location: Bologna, Italy
Description:  Orthoponics offers sustainable and smart urban farming solutions to easily grow food at home. Their first product is Ortho, an automated aquaponic system that exploits automation and modularity to bring fresh, healthy and organic food to every home.


  Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Description: Serket is a software company. Its recognition software helps farmers to monitor and trace their pigs individually and automatically with any cameras.


  Location: Brooklyn, United States
Description: TrySome is an innovative online marketplace for health-conscious consumers to discover products that are good for people and better for the planet.

 UNA Smart

  Location: Rochester, United States
Description: UNA is the most intelligent way to brew coffee and tea anywhere and anytime. It is a combination of a smart and portable coffee brewer with high quality and eco-friendly coffee pods.


Location: Berlin, Germany
Description: Dedicated to affordable water treatment supply in low-income off-grid communities of Africa and South America, Winture delivers both hardware to desalinate raw polluted water and to ensure low-cost hygiene drinking and irrigation water for those who need that the most.

How did it go?

The event took place at SpazioM3, an innovative co-working space and a future home for the Startupbootcamp FoodTech cohort 2017/18.

The Selection Days this year garnered more international interest than any previous year;  investors, mentors and advisers had flown in from Israel, United States, Netherlands, Germany, France and many other countries to participate in the event. The diversity of the panel’s background, as well as origin, provided the teams with the opportunity to see their businesses from many different angles, offering new and fresh perspectives to help solve the challenges ahead.

The three days were accompanied by intense moments of confrontations such as pitching and one-on-one speed dating sessions, during which the selected startups had to convince the seasoned group of mentors and partners of their disruptive innovations.

At the end of the third day, it was finally time to hear which of the 18 startups have made it to the FoodTech 2017/18 program! Time for these 9 teams to celebrate and start making, shaping, creating and building the business they envision – with the help of Startupbootcamp.

Did you miss the Winners Announcement? Watch the live streaming below!

What’s next?

Startupbootcamp FoodTech program kicks off the 16 October 2017. Over 3 months the teams will shape their business and product with the help of 150+ entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners. It will be a really intense program that will see its end with the Demo Day on 25 January 2018, where the 9 startups will pitch to over 300 investors and partners.

Congratulations to all the amazing selected teams. We are very much looking forward to starting to work with you.  A WARM WELCOME!

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