These 9 startups are ready to rock the food industry
From plant-based eggs, chicken, and pet food to mushroom-based meat and dairy made from discarded fruit pits, the latest startups to join the ProVeg Incubator have been announced.
Nine pioneering companies from Mexico, Chile, India, and across Europe comprise the sixth cohort of the world’s leading incubator of plant-based and cultured food startups.
This latest round of the accelerator programme kicks off today (Wednesday April 7) and will run online for 12 weeks.
During that time, the startups will be supported with 1-on-1 mentoring, expert-led workshops, marketing support, access to the Incubator’s extensive network of industry contacts, and up to €200,000 in funding.
Let’s meet the startups:
- Omni (UK) is a plant-based D2C pet food company producing nutritionally complete, sustainable products that promote pet health.
- Eggfield (Switzerland) is a plant-based egg company producing liquid- and whole-egg alternatives.
- Asanté (Mexico) is a plant-based meat-and-fish company developing alternatives to traditional Mexican foods, including pastor, cochinita, and barbacoa.
- Kern Tec (Austria) processes discarded fruit pits to develop high-value raw materials for dairy and other plant-based alternatives.
- Kinoko Labs (Germany) is a food tech company producing alternative meat and fish protein using fermentation.
- Nøko (France) develops plant-based food and supplements for professional fighters and athletes, based on the power of micro-algae.
- ProMeat (India) is a clean-label company developing plant-based chicken and other meat alternatives from indigenous and underutilised crops.
- Root Kitchen (UK) is a plant-based frozen-ready-meals company targeting the D2C meal-subscription and retail markets.
- Bidifice (Chile) is a biotech company that creates plant-based ice-cream containing powerful probiotic bacteria that help to fight allergies and chronic diseases.
Albrecht Wolfmeyer, Head of the ProVeg Incubator, said: “For the sixth time the ProVeg Incubator has assembled an impressive line-up of startup teams from all over the world that are working on trail-blazing innovations to change the food system.
“It is our approach to bring together diverse groups of founders that cover an array of product innovations, technologies, target groups, and markets, in order to generate the highest impact possible, from fermentation and upcycling-food-waste technologies to plant-based convenience and functional food. This set-up also brings great learning and networking benefits to participating founders.
“We are excited to work with these mission-driven teams from four different continents and to support them in achieving their goals for their companies and for the global food system.”
Since its launch in 2018, the ProVeg Incubator has supported more than 50 startups from around the world. Between them, they have raised more than €30 million and launched products in more than 15,000 stores.
The ProVeg Incubator exclusively supports companies developing innovative alternatives to animal-based products and supporting technologies and is a world leader in the alt-protein space.
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For further information, please contact Louise Cullen, Marketing & Communications Manager for the ProVeg Incubator, on [email protected]
- For more information on the ProVeg Incubator, check out www.provegincubator.com
- ProVeg Incubator is part of ProVeg, a leading food awareness organisation working across four continents. More information can be found at www.proveg.com
- The ProVeg Incubator works with strategic partners Blue Horizon Ventures and M-Industry, as well as a number of oher investors and partners, including the Association of Alternative Food Producers, Atlantic Food Labs, Beyond Advisors, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Good Seed Ventures, Katjesgreenfood, New Crop Capital, NX-Food, Purple Orange Ventures, Veg Capital, and VegInvest.