The European FoodNexus Startup Challenge is a challenge for food & agtech startups in seven EU countries that aims to offer growth opportunities to the startups by fostering collaboration with leading food & agri corporates. The challenge is initiated by the FoodNexus consortium, and organized by StartLife.
On the 13th of December the grand European Finals of the European FoodNexus Startup Challenge take place in Wageningen! Here, 15 of Europe’s best food & agtech startups will pitch for a chance to win €50,000. Moreover, all 15 startups are able to work with Unilever, FrieslandCampina and the other corporate partners.
We’re further glad to announce that Marjolijn Sonnema, Director-General for Agro and Nature at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, to deliver a short keynote address.
12:30 Opening by Rens de Jong
12:35Welcome by Louise Fresco, president Wageningen University & Research
13:35Short networking break
14:30Intermezzo: A European Perspective on Entrepreneurship in Food & Agriculture
15:10Keynote & jury deliberation
15:25Announcement of the winner
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: