Five reasons to join ProVeg Incubator

Are you a food innovator? Do you have an exciting startup, but need support in getting it off the ground? Then read on!

We are currently searching for promising companies to join ProVeg Incubator as part of our next cohort of startups in spring 2020. Since the Incubator launched in November 2018, we have worked with over 30 startups from 16 countries, helping them to raise more than €8 million and launch over 40 products. Still need convincing? Here are five great reasons to join us…

We’ll give you a €20,000 grant

Yes, you read that correctly. Every startup that joins ProVeg Incubator will receive a €20,000 grant. We’re not saying it’s all about the money, but that’s a significant amount of cash that can really help a business, particularly in the early stages and it can be used to cover travel and accommodation costs while participating in the Incubator programme. There are also options for further seed investment through ProVeg of between €30,000 and €180,000 after completing the programme. 

We know who you need to know 

Everyone has heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know”, right? ProVeg Incubator has an extensive network of partners, investors, retailers, and food industry experts that we will connect you with. Every founder needs support on their entrepreneurial journey and having the right people in your network is essential to achieving your business goals. 

ProVeg Incubator co-working space in Berlin

You’ll get individual mentoring 

We assign every one of our startups with a personal mentor, who is experienced in areas the company needs help with most. We work with over 50 renowned experts, skilled in retail, marketing, investment, business planning, branding, product development, and building a team. They provide support and advice to our startups with regular one-on-one coaching sessions. 

You’ll have access to all of our services 

As well as participating in all of the workshops, expert talks, and exclusive events that are part of our programme, by joining ProVeg Incubator you’ll get access to many other services. For example, our co-working space in Berlin, our 20k+ member test community, and the know-how of our food industry, food services, and research departments. You’ll also benefit from V-Label certification and our links to key industry events, fairs, and media publications. 

Co-founders Christopher Kong and Elin Roberts of ProVeg Incubator alumni startup Better Nature

You’re joining a community

Many of our alumni startups tell us that one of the most valuable assets of our programme is the community it creates. When you join ProVeg Incubator you’ll join a group of like-minded founders with similar goals to transform the global food system. You might all have different products, solutions, and business models, but you’ll face many of the same challenges. You can support and learn from one another. We’ll also connect you with our alumni founders who have been there and done that.

So, ready to apply? Applications are now open for the fourth cohort of startups, kicking off in spring 2020. The programme lasts three months and consists of a mixture of in-house weeks and remote working. Submit your application on our website today. Just click the link or go to the apply section at the top of this page. 

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