2018 Cohort of Startupbootcamp FoodTech is Selected, Givaudan Joins As Main Sponsor for Demo Day

2018 Cohort of Startupbootcamp FoodTech is Selected, Givaudan Joins As Main Sponsor for Demo Day

27-Jul-2018 by Ozge Ulke

We are happy to announce the seven selected startups (find the list below) that will participate in our program and will be officially presented at our 2018 Demo Day on November 29th at Station F in Paris.

Another important news that was released is that Givaudan, the global leader in flavours and fragrances, will join Danone and ShakeUp Factory as main sponsor of our 2018 Demo Day.

The sponsorship has been announced at the end of the Startupbootcamp FoodTech Selection Days, a two-day event where seven startups were selected to participate in the next program of the Rome based accelerator.

During the Selection Days, 18 top startups from 13 countries, were invited to present their companies to an audience of 100 highly qualified experts in the foodtech and agritech industries and to compete for one of the spots in our next cohort.

“We are so proud to announce that, also this year, we have been able to identify some of the best startups in the global agrofood-tech industries,” said Peter Kruger, CEO and MD of Startupbootcamp FoodTech. “Now this cohort of 7 teams will go through a very intense three-month acceleration program, here in Rome, starting on September 10th. We can’t wait to take these companies to Station F in Paris on November 29th, for our Demo Day, to present them to an audience of investors and corporate executives from all over the world”.

Demo Day is the final day of the acceleration program that provides the graduating teams with a strong exposure to the global foodtech ecosystem and investment opportunities from a diverse set of partners, investors, corporates and venture capital firms. Givaudan is the third main sponsor to support 2018 Demo Day, joining with global foodtech leaders such as Danone and ShakeUpFactory.

“As the global leader in the flavour industry, it’s important for Givaudan to extend its presence and engagement in different food start-up ecosystems, where innovation is happening. Supporting Startupbootcamp FoodTech’s 2018 Demo Day gives us a great opportunity to continue connecting and collaborating with foodtech startups that could transform the business and shape the future food and beverage industry landscape,” said Alexandre Bastos, Givaudan Flavour Director Adjacent Spaces.

Corporate partners play a fundamental role in Startupbootcamp FoodTech acceleration program, which will kick off on September 10th, 2018 for the third time and will end with the Demo Day on November 29th, 2018.

Here is the full list of selected startups for the 2018 Startupbootcamp FoodTech cohort:


Location: India
Website: https://www.authenticook.com/
Description: Authenticook is connecting locals and travelers over unique culinary experiences hosted by local families. Traveling like a local was never made easier!
Video pitch: https://youtu.be/Uq2-Tijqmhs


Location: United Kingdom
Website: https://farm-r.com
Description: Farm-r is a P2P/ 2B marketplace that allows farmers to share machinery and services. It aims to solve the machinery underutilization in the agriculture industry by providing on-demand access to machinery in just a few clicks.
Video pitch: https://youtu.be/qLTL6VZNaWE

Hotbox Food

Location: Italy
Website: http://hotboxfood.it/en/home-en/
Description: Hotbox invented a groundbreaking device & service for the food delivery sector. The device preserves hot and fresh food during the delivery while the service enables a scooter sharing platform.
Video pitch: https://youtu.be/Gha6-7VVIwM

Mushroom Cups

Location: Croatia
Website: https://mushroomcups.com
Description: Mushroom Cups is creating the mushroom infused coffee that naturally boosts and prolongs the coffee experience while minimizing the side effects. Taking advantage of the impressive power of mushrooms, Mushroom Cups is ready to disrupt the coffee industry!
Video pitch: https://youtu.be/7xCm6_dR5p8

Poirot Systems

Location: Estonia
Website: https://poirot.systems/
Description: Poirot Systems offers fast and flawless inventory management for the hospitality industry. Replacing manual labor done with pen and paper, Poirot Systems will help bars & kitchens save time, money, and paper while helping them to have a full grip on their operations.
Video pitch: https://youtu.be/EZZbwgVhBCA


Location: Spain
Website: https://vaartani.com
Description: Vaartani is building a pre-trained AI model, which can understand, classify and answer consumer queries related to packaged-food products. With Vaartani, brands will easily satisfy consumers’ need for information.
Video pitch: https://youtu.be/6GbKQk6WTEc

Eco Pack

Location: Russia
Website: https://www.ecopackproject.com
Description: Eco Pack provides biodegradable packaging films based on vegetable raw materials with a cost of 1$/kg. The company is here to reduce all the costs and the environmental contamination related to use of hydrocarbon plastics.

These seven top leading foodtech startups have been selected among 696 applications received from 86 countries around the world. 17% of the applicants came from Italy, followed by the US (11%), UK (9%), France (5%), India (4%), the Netherlands (3%), Israel (3%), Germany (3%), Poland (3%) and Canada (1%).

Ozge Ulke