After an intensive 3-month accelerator program, 8 top foodtech startups are now ready to scale the global market. From precision agriculture to innovative foods, from aquaponics to sustainable protein sources, from fighting food waste to improving small-scale farming, these teams are set to disrupt the food industry and proved it during the Startupbootcamp FoodTech Demo Day in Rome.
An exciting event with inspiring pitches to over 250 international investors, executives, experts and well-deserved celebrations after 13 weeks of hard work for the startups of this second acceleration batch of SBC FoodTech. The city of top culinary experience and food excellence served as a background to this Demo Day, held in a spectacular venue, Spazio Novecento, in Rome’s iconic EUR district, one of the masterworks of 20th-century global architecture.
Watch the live streaming recording of the event
Peter Kruger, SBC FoodTech CEO and MD, was very enthusiastic: “Our Demo Day is the culmination of a year of work. This year we received applications from 750 startups from 70 countries. We selected 8 of them, we took them through our acceleration process which lasted three months, and today we presented them to an audience of hundreds of investors, professionals, managers of the food and tech industries. Everyone loved the teams, we have grown a lot, and we couldn’t ask for more. The ambition for next year with the new acceleration cycle is to do even better.” (source: Tommaso Cinquemani, Agronotizie)
Danone joins as main partner
The Demo Day has also been the opportunity to announce the new main partnership of Startupbootcamp FoodTech with Danone.
Damien Jourdan, Open Innovation Manager of Danone, said: “We are excited to partner with Startupbootcamp to strengthen our open innovation capabilities in foodtech with a truly global accelerator. We are convinced that living out our mission—bringing health through food to as many people as possible—means opening up to other businesses and working hand in hand with entrepreneurs who are striving to invent the foods and beverages of tomorrow”.
Along with the other partners in the program, the partnership with Danone will help Startupbootcamp FoodTech boost its global presence in the global food industries and will give its support in selecting and enhancing the new startups of the next batch of SBC FoodTech acceleration program.
All the fun at the Post Demo Day Party
The event culminated with a closing party open to startuppers, fans and friends of SBC FoodTech to celebrate the successful end of its second acceleration program.
All this couldn’t have been done without the precious support of our partners as Gambero Rosso, LVenture, Monini, Orienta, M3 Investimenti and Demo Day sponsors: Roma Startup, Pekaboo, PiCampus. Agronotizie, and LVenture.
This year has been so much fun, don’t miss the next one!