We’re looking for pioneering founders to apply for the 10th edition of the ProVeg Incubator programme, and we have some exciting news.
Startups that join and complete the programme can now benefit from up to €300,000 investment, including €75,000 worth of in-kind services. The new package is an increase on the previous cap of €250,000. All startups will receive at least €100,000 investment at the start of the programme, made up of €25,000 cash and €75,000 worth of in-kind services.
“These are very challenging times for founders. With our new investment scheme and a fully revamped programme we want to help startups persevere and grow in the face of adversity,” said Albrecht Wolfmeyer, Head of the ProVeg Incubator.
What’s the deadline and when does the programme start?
We’re accepting applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, but to join our next cohort you need to apply by Friday 24 February. The programme kicks off in April, but join sooner and you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of being part of our community as soon as you’re onboarded. Click here for the application form.
Which startups can apply?
The ProVeg Incubator, which is based in Berlin, Germany, is designed to support mission-driven alternative protein startups from all over the world, working on plant-based, fermentation, and cultured-food products and technologies. Startups must have the potential to remove animals from the global food system, either by providing alternatives or with supporting technology.
We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from startups developing egg, seafood, and chicken alternatives, as well as other meat and dairy alternatives, ingredients and technologies that can help substitute animal-derived staple products on a mass scale. Our focus areas include functional ingredients, precision fermentation and biomass fermentation, cell-cultivation and molecular farming, along with the enabling tech, processes, and platforms.
The programme is open to startups from anywhere in the world and will be hosted online.
What does the programme include?
Startups that join the ProVeg Incubator are supported with a tailor-made accelerator programme, one-on-one expert mentoring, access to the Incubator’s extensive networks of industry contacts, and up to €300,000 in funding and in-kind services.
Since launching in late 2018, we’ve supported more 80 startups from around the world, including Remilk, Better Nature, Vly Foods, Bosque Foods, Haofood, Omni, Kern Tec, Greenwise, Mushlabs, Formo, Hooked, the Live Green Company, and the Nu Company.
Collectively, our alumni have raised more than €250 million, with products stocked in over 15,000 stores worldwide.
Startups that join have access to a global network including mentors such as Lisa Feria (Stray Dog Capital), Mark Post (Mosa Meat), Ryan Bethencourt (Wild Earth), David Benzaquen (Mission: Plant LLC), Stephanie Downs (Uncaged Innovations), David Brandes (Peace of Meat), Frank Cordesmeyer (Good Seed Ventures), among many others.
What do our alumni companies say?
“The ProVeg Incubator has a global network of top-tier experts working with them. They’ll help you grow your business and take it to the next level.” Chris Kong, Better Nature.
“The exposure you get, from media to events, is exceptional. ProVeg really puts your startup in the spotlight.” Isabella Iglesias-Musachio, Bosque Foods.
“What I love about the ProVeg Incubator is the community. The support and vibe you get from being surrounded by like-minded founders is invaluable. You won’t find it anywhere else.” Nicolas Hartmann, Vly Foods.
Why choose us?
We get it. You have a host of other incubators, accelerators and programmes to choose from. So why choose us? We have a few things that we think make us stand out.
- Number 1: ProVeg Incubator was the first incubator for alternative protein startups when it began in 2018 and continues to lead the charge.
- Mission-driven: The ProVeg Incubator is part of the not-for-profit food awareness organisation ProVeg International, and we are the only accelerator programme with a mission to take animals out of the value chain.
- Not-for-profit: All funds are reinvested in ProVeg’s charitable work and overarching mission to reduce global animal consumption by 50% by the year 2040.
- Online: Take part in the programme remotely from anywhere in the world.
- Focused on plant-based startups: We’ve screened more than a thousand applications and worked with more than 80 plant-based startups on our programmes.
- More than the sum of our parts: ProVeg Incubator is not just an accelerator, or an investor, but a global organisation with partners across industries, spanning both commercial and not-for-profit.
So don’t delay your application – apply today and join our community now to start enjoying our services and network – apply here.
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