Our Mentors

Our extensive network of renowned mentors is committed to supporting you in growing an impactful and successful company.

Fabio Ziemßen

ZINTINUS GmbH

Fabio specialises in finance, business development, and business growth. As a partner of ZINTINUS GmbH, a food growth fund, Fabio Ziemßen is responsible for financing and supporting startups in the field of alternative protein sources, clean nutrition, functional food, and food waste reduction. In his role as chairman of Balpro e.V., Fabio Ziemßen is committed to networking and dialogue in the alternative protein sources segment. Balpro was founded in 2019 and counts over 100 players from startups to established companies and VCs.entities. In 2019, it was voted “Top40under40” by Capital magazine. In early 2020, it was awarded the title of “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum.

Gil Horsky

Mondelez International

Gil specialises in fundraising, distribution, scaling, marketing, and business development. Gil is the Director of Ventures at Mondelēz International. Throughout his career, he has worked on iconic global brands including Milka, Pepsi, Quaker Oats, Toblerone, Cadbury, Oreo, Tropicana, and Nestle Purina, and has identified, developed, and launched over $500 million of new food products, technologies, and businesses around the world.

Steve Molino

Clear Current Capital

Steve specialises in finance and business development. Steve is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, whose professional experience includes investing in private equity and venture capital funds as well as evaluating mission-driven, early-stage investments in sustainable food. He is an avid health and wellness enthusiast focused on the intersection between nutrition, sustainability, and the future of food.

Vanessa Hering

Oliver Wyman

Vanessa specialises in finance, fundraising, and business development. Vanessa is a Financial Services Management Consultant who has advised on the buy and sell side of investment across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and holds a Wharton MBA. In her spare time, she engages in grassroots vegan activism, and is an amateur vegan bodybuilder (Miss Penn 2018).

Want to be a mentor?

ProVeg Incubator is always looking for like-minded, mission-aligned mentors who are knowledgeable about the food space. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur who built your own company from scratch or you’re an expert in nutrition or food science? You can share your expertise with our startups via workshops, talks, or Q&As!

Want to get involved? Just write to [email protected] and tell us how you can contribute.

The ProVeg Incubator Programme

Our 3-month programme includes intensive weeks at our Incubator space, tailor-made workshops, and access to our exclusive network of food-industry experts.

About us

ProVeg Incubator is the world’s leading Incubator of plant-based and cultured food startups. We are shaping the future of food by supporting the companies at the forefront of innovation.

Benefits

Your Benefits of working with the ProVeg Incubator:

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Accelerator programme

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Expert mentoring

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Funding

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Industry networks

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Alumni community

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Facilities

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Promotion

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Events

Accelerator programme:

Equip yourself with the skills, knowledge, and contacts you need to succeed.

Expert mentoring:

Learn from the pros.
We’ll match you with a personal business advisor.

Funding:

Get up to €200,000 EUR in funding to build the company you want.

Industry networks:

Connect with investors, retailers, scientists, journalists, and other experts from our global networks.

Alumni community:

Join a lifelong, collaborative community of like-minded startup founders.

Facilities:

Use our co-working space, test kitchen, and event space in the heart of Berlin.

Promotion:

We’ll support your company with marketing and media work to get your name out there.

Events:

Access exclusive events, fairs, and webinars as a member of our startup alumni.

The Team

When you join the ProVeg Incubator, our team will become your team. We are experts in our respective fields and are dedicated to using our skills and knowledge to support you in achieving your goals.

Luisa Pereira Goss

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Luisa started as a marketing intern at the ProVeg Incubator in February 2021. Her role involves content creation, social media support, event promotion, and working with startups. Luisa is Brazilian, with a background in Business Administration. She currently lives in Stuttgart, where she is working to complete a Master’s Degree in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems.

Tim-Daniel Schulz

Events and Office Manager

Tim makes sure that everything happening in the ProVeg Incubator space runs smoothly and has recently expanded into the virtual realm by developing and implementing a suite of online events and webinars. He is a trained industrial clerk and has a Bachelor’s in Language and Communication. Before joining the ProVeg Incubator, Tim worked for an events and promotion agency.

Louise Cullen

Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

Louise leads the communications work for the ProVeg Incubator and supports startups in developing their marketing, branding, and PR strategies. She is a trained journalist and marketeer with a focus on strategic communications, brand development, media relations, and social media marketing. Louise worked as a journalist and then as a Communications Manager in the UK, before joining the Incubator in Berlin.

Divya Murthy

Senior Investment Manager

Divya is in charge of evaluating companies to facilitate ProVeg’s startup investments. She also assesses and coaches startups during the accelerator programme. Divya is an MBA with a major in finance and has over six years of experience working with companies in strategy evaluation, due diligence, and financial modelling. Before joining the Incubator, Divya worked across roles in mergers and acquisitions consulting, corporate credit rating, and risk advisory.

Antje Räuscher

Senior Innovation and Partnerships Manager

Antje is in charge of running the accelerator programme and selecting and coaching the startups that the Incubator works with. She is a trained agricultural economist, with a focus on food security and has a Bachelor’s in International Business Management. Antje worked in business development for consulting companies, as well as startups, and in the international cooperation field before joining the Incubator.

Albrecht Wolfmeyer

Head of ProVeg Incubator

Albrecht leads the ProVeg Incubator and is responsible for building and managing the team, and developing the Incubator’s long-term strategy – including startup investment and internationalisation. He has extensive professional experience in international profit and non-profit organisations and is an expert in marketing, strategy, and project management.

As part of the food awareness organisation, ProVeg International, we are committed to the mission of reducing global animal consumption by 50% by the year 2040.

Our Partners

We work with an outstanding group of strategic, investment, and media partners to strengthen the support we can offer to you and your startup.

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Zintinus

Zintinus is a food-tech fund that invests in startups specialised in alternative protein sources, clean nutrition, functional food, and the reduction of food waste.

Veg Capital

Veg Capital provides early-stage capital to companies striving to replace the use of animals in the food system.

Future Positive Capital

Future Positive Capital invests in companies that use AI, robotics, synthetic biology, genetic engineering, and other deep technologies to build highly profitable businesses that solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Good Startup

Good Startup exists to remove animals from the food system by investing in entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of alternative protein companies.

Clear Current Capital

Clear Current Capital invests in plant-based food and cultured meat companies. The team focuses on companies bringing delicious, inexpensive, readily available, animal-free food to a wide consumer base.

Backbone Ventures

BackBone Ventures focuses on early-stage investments, primarily in the area of innovative ICT, Food-tech and disruptive technologies in the DACH region and Israel. Backbone is committed, to achieving a positive impact for the next generation by empowering access to proficient venture investments.

Capital V

Capital V strives to invest in companies that are actively working to create diverse and inclusive organisations. As a micro VC, Capital V is a specialised private investment partner primarily providing Angel, Seed, and Series A funding, with investments ranging from €10,000 to €1,000,000.

Lever VC

Lever VC is a venture capital fund making early stage investments in alternative protein companies: fast-growing plant-based meat and dairy brands and high-tech startups creating real animal protein from cells instead of live animals. Lever VC is a team of early investors in Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, Memphis Meats, and other category leaders.

PowerPlant Partners

PowerPlant Partners is a growth equity firm that invests in emerging consumer wellness companies.

FoodHack

FoodHack is the global community of food-tech founders, investors and operators. Through weekly newsletters, global meetups and an annual summit – FoodHack keeps food-tech professionals connected and in the know of everything happening across the global food-tech industry.

Vegconomist

Vegconomist is the world’s leading vegan business magazine. The publication’s team of committed journalists cover global news from the world of vegan business, markets, trends, startups, investment, interviews, and more.

NX-Food

NX-Food stands for Next Generation Food and is a food innovation hub of the wholesaler METRO. NX-Food strives to make the food industry more sustainable by enabling, guiding, and shaping change in this space.

EIT Food

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy, and trusted. EIT creates and scales agricultural startups, launches new products and ingredients, and engages the public in changing the global food system.

Veginvest

VegInvest provides early-stage capital and guidance to companies striving to replace the use of animals.

Square One Foods

Square One Foods acts as a strategic partner and investor for innovative startups in the food and beverage industry. In close collaboration with Spitz – one of Austria’s largest food producers – Square One Foods provides startup capital, as well as mentoring, retail cooperations, and a network of expert partners.

Purple Orange Ventures

Purple Orange Ventures is an entrepreneur-led impact seed fund based in Berlin. POV supports early-stage teams that are leveraging science and technology to remove animals from the global food system.

Unovis

Unovis is a global leader in the alternative protein sector. The investment firm partners with entrepreneurs developing innovative plant-based and cultivated alternatives to animal products, including meat, eggs, seafood, and dairy.

Katjesgreenfood

Katjesgreenfood is Europe’s first impact investor. The brands that this company supports are re-shaping the global food system by delivering healthier, more sustainable, and more ethical food products.

Kale United

Kale United is creating a global ecosystem for plant-based businesses to flourish. The company increases global awareness and availability of plant-based products and invests in exciting new companies, like Allplants, This, and Heura Foods.

Good Seed Ventures

Good Seed Ventures exclusively invests in sustainable food solutions. The company offers financial support to startups that are taking revolu­tionary approaches to a more sustainable food system and strives to develop long-term and versatile partnerships to accelerate businesses.

Blue Horizon

Blue Horizon invests in game-changing companies that are disrupting the global food market. Blue Horizon invests at the crossroads of food security, health, sustainability, and animal rights, and creates unique returns by using a holistic investment approach from seed over venture up to uniting leading players into a bigger group.

Green Queen Media

Founded by serial social entrepreneur and eco-activist Sonalie Figueiras in 2011, Green Queen is an award-winning sustainability and impact media platform. It is the leading alternative protein news magazine in Asia, advocating for urgent social and environmental change. Green Queen’s mission is to shift human behaviour through original, authentic, and groundbreaking content across Asia and beyond.

Food Circle

Food Circle is a digital wholesale solution that facilitates and accelerates trade between suppliers and buyers of organic foods. The Food Circle Magazine features industry insights, startup news, market trends, and interviews with inspiring founders.

Kitchentown

Kitchentown is the home of food and food tech innovators. This global innovation platform helps to develop, launch, and commercialise impact-driven and transformational food and beverage products.

Humane Society International, India

Humane Society International, India is the animal protection organisation behind the Humane Entrepreneurship Programme. The project supports startups working on plant-based protein, alternatives to animal testing, and in the alternative fibre industry.

Beyond Advisers

Beyond Advisers is a social impact consultancy that delivers the strategic counsel and global resources of elite firms. Beyond Advisers works exclusively with CEOs and senior leaders of the world’s most dynamic nonprofits, social enterprises, and cross-sector partnerships to grow more sustainable organisations and increase their capacity to do more good in the world.

Food Labs

Food Labs is a venture studio and early-stage investor for startups with solutions to the world’s population in a sustainable and healthy way. Founded in 2016 in Berlin, Atlantic Food Labs is one of Europe’s leading venture firms for food and agriculture.

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