Main sponsor of Startupbootcamp FoodTech
Rome, January 25, 2018 – Danone is main sponsor of Startupbootcamp FoodTech, the first global and independent startup accelerator focused on foodtech.
The partnership has been announced today during the Startupbootcamp FoodTech Demo Day, an exclusive event where major international investors and experts of the tech and food industries met with the top startups accelerated in the last Startupbootcamp FoodTech accelerator program.
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.
Danone will be supporting Startupbootcamp FoodTech both in the selection stage and acceleration stage.
Damien Jourdan, Open Innovation Manager, Danone: “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”.
“We are so proud to have Danone lead in the quest to support the top global startups that are transforming the future of food”, commented Peter Kruger, CEO at Startupbootcamp FoodTech. “Over the next years, the food industries will be met by huge challenges and opportunities. Massive global shifts in consumer behavior and demand are now combining with the challenges of climate change in a perfect storm that can be handled only by advancing the development of novel technology and regulation. Yet, none of this will be possible without the active involvement of the top industry players. We salute Danone‘s decision to take the lead in this process”.
Each year Startupbootcamp FoodTech invests in 10 foodtech startups, providing €15,000 in funding, mentorship, 6 months office space and access to a network of industry partners, investors and venture capital firms.
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About Startupbootcamp FoodTech
Launched in 2016, Startupbootcamp FoodTech is the global foodtech accelerator program and the only program of its kind to attract industry-wide support. Based in Rome, its partners include Cisco, Gambero Rosso, Monini, LVenture Group, M3 Investimenti and other investors. The accelerator program gives startups access to world-class industry expertise during an intensive three-month program. It is part of the global award-winning Startupbootcamp, a network of industry-focused startup accelerators. Visit https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/foodtech/ for more information.
Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators, running 21 programs in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Dubai, Singapore, Istanbul, Mumbai Chengdu, New York, Miami, Mexico City, Cape Town, with a mentor and alumni network in over 30 countries. More than 500 startups have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp, of which 71% have raised combined funding of more than €240 million, For more information visit: www.startupbotocamp.org
Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a healthier future, thanks to better health, better lives and a better world, for all its stakeholders—its more than 100,000 employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, shareholders and all the communities with which it engages. With products being present in over 130 markets, Danone generated sales of approximately €22 billion in 2016. Danone’s brand portfolio includes both international brands (Activia, Actimel, Alpro, Danette, Danonino, Danio, evian, Volvic, Nutrilon/Aptamil, Nutricia) and local brands (Aqua, Blédina, Cow & Gate, Bonafont, Horizon Organic, Mizone, Oikos, Prostokvashino, Silk, Vega). Listed on Euronext Paris and present on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Vigeo, the Ethibel Sustainability Index, MSCI Global Sustainability, MSCI Global SRI Indexes and the FTSE4Good Index.
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