First, some good news
You might remember, we recently ran a campaign searching for startups to join ProVeg Incubator in our spring cohort. We are delighted to say that we received a record number of applications! At a time like this, it’s inspiring for us to see such a large number of people working to have a positive impact on the world.
At ProVeg Incubator, our goal is to support plant-based and cultured food startups that have the potential to significantly impact the global food system. Our team has spent the last month studying all of the applications we received from exciting and innovative startups. We’ve been speaking with founders from all over the world, listening to business pitches, and taking on the tough task of coming up with a shortlist.
We have now selected ten pioneering startups to join our fourth cohort. The group originates from nine different countries and represents a whole range of innovative, new product types and services. We can’t tell you who they are just yet, but we are really looking forward to sharing that list soon!
The digital cohort
Due to the ongoing global situation with coronavirus, we have decided to move our spring 2020 cohort of startups online. Emerging companies are facing new challenges during this difficult time and need our support more than ever. It’s therefore important for us to keep the Incubator functioning as normally as we can.
Our top priority is providing the best support possible while keeping everyone safe. By hosting our upcoming three-month accelerator programme online, we can continue to support startups with the training, mentoring, and networking they need to grow their businesses. We’ll just be doing it from the relative comfort of our own homes. We’re also lucky enough to live in a time where digital technology makes this totally feasible. We’re looking at you, Zoom.
By moving our programme online, startup founders, mentors, and the Incubator team can avoid international travel and continue to comply with regulations to help flatten the curve. We’re already in the midst of planning a host of digital events, workshops, and networking opportunities and can’t wait to share them with our startups. The new cohort will officially start with us (from afar) on Monday 27 April.
In the coming months, we’ll publish content on this blog and in our newsletter to help startups during this tough time and beyond. Signing up for our email updates is quick and easy and we only include the best bits – promise. Just scroll down to the bottom of this page.
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