European FoodNexus Startup Challenge

European FoodNexus Startup Challenge


About the challenge

The European FoodNexus Startup Challenge is a contest among food & agri startups in several European countries. The challenge aims to identify and accelerate the most promising startups, and connect them to leading European corporates in the food agri industry. With the support of these partners, the startups can scale their innovations to benefit people and planet.

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The Challenge

Why join the challenge?

If you are selected, you have the opportunity to pitch your startup to a European audience of investors and corporates, for a chance to win €50K. The European finalists will receive additional mentoring and support on collaborating with corporate partners during a two-day bootcamp. This will prepare you for a potential partnership with one of the corporates in the challenge, who can help you as launching customer or R&D partner.

Criteria for startups

Please consider the following application criteria:

  • Your startup was founded at most five years ago
  • You have a multidisciplinary team with strong technical and business skills
  • Your business model and customer segment are clear
  • You have some initial market traction, or you have developed your Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Your technology is unique, strong and applicable
  • Your startup is making global economic and societal impact within one of the ten key focus areas

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