Join our 3-month programme for startups in order to build and scale your company

Applications are OPEN. Deadline is 31 January 2020

What is the ProVeg Incubator?

The ProVeg Incubator is a global food accelerator programme shaping the future of food through disruptive plant-based and cell-based food solutions. As part of ProVeg International, we are committed to the 50by40 mission to reduce global animal consumption by 50% by the year 2040. We support startups that aim to transform global food culture with tools to create, collaborate, grow, and scale ideas that replace traditional animal-based foods. Located in the global vegan capital of Berlin, which is also one of the fastest-growing startup hubs in the world, our international programme creates an inspiring environment for emerging entrepreneurs to become future leaders in the market for plant-based and cell-based foods.

Why the ProVeg Incubator?

We are the first Incubator programme in the world to exclusively support plant-based and cell-based food startups. As part of ProVeg International, a leading food-awareness organisation, we are a mission-driven programme devoted to building a sustainable food system. Together with ProVeg International, we bring together equally mission-driven founders to create a synergistic environment and exchange of ideas. Our unique position connects founders to our vibrant ecosystem of investors, retailers, public institutions, and non-profit organisations that are ready to transform the innovative ideas from our Incubator into successful businesses.

Application Criteria

We are considering early-stage and established startups from anywhere across the globe that aim to transform the global food system through:


  • Plant-based and cell-based proteins that replace animal-based products.
  • Strong teams with commercially viable ideas that are capable of large impacts.
  • A marketable and scaleable product that aligns with ProVeg International’s 50by40 mission.

Application Process 

  • 1

    Application Submission

  • 2

    In-house or online interview

  • 3

    Pitch to Incubator panel

  • 4

    Final decision

What our alumni are saying about us:

Kartik Dixit, Co-founder & CEO, ClearMeat

“The most valuable aspect of our experience at the ProVeg Incubator was the opportunity to be among like-minded founders who have similar goals of reducing the impact of animal agriculture through sustainable, delicious, and affordable food choices.”

Nicolas Hartman, Co-founder, Vly Foods

“The network that ProVeg provides is unique and helps to solve all kinds of problems that a young company faces.”

Julia Marsel, Co-founder, Greenwise

“The ProVeg Incubator became a milestone of growth for us, since every workshop and event allowed us to gain lots of experience, broadened our horizons, and fast-tracked our market entry.”

Christopher Kong, Co-founder & CEO, Better Nature

“The ProVeg Incubator is perhaps one of the world’s best-connected incubators in the plant-based industry today. The largest gain that I received from the ProVeg Incubator was introductions to mentors that truly care about the success of my business and investors that want to support my mission.”