ProVeg Incubator, one of the world’s leading alt-protein accelerators, has launched a food-tech hackathon to foster the next generation of startup founders.
The Future Food Hackathon will take place remotely between the 4th and 7th of November 2021 and is open to students and budding scientists and entrepreneurs based in Europe, who are passionate about building a plant-based, fermentation, alt-protein, or cultured-food company.
Hackathons are platforms to help innovators make major progress on projects, fast. For a set period of time, teams hack away at a project in order to reach significant goals. In this case, it’s turning groundbreaking ideas into pioneering food-tech companies.
Teams and solo participants are welcome to apply to join the hackathon via the ProVeg Incubator website (provegincubator.com/events). Solo applicants will be matched with a suitable team for the event, and applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.
What will participants get?
- A unique programme, specifically designed to help tackle the challenges of building a food-tech startup.
- Workshops and expert talks covering the five key pillars of starting a successful food business.
- Access to local university laboratory space for developing product prototypes.
- The opportunity to win prizes and pitch for investment in front of a high-profile audience at the hackathon’s investor-focused demo day.
Albrecht Wolfmeyer, Head of the ProVeg Incubator, said: “With the Future Food Hackathon, we are expanding our impact-driven work. At the ProVeg Incubator, we support mission-driven early-stage startups with a full-fledged programme, customised services and a vast network. The Hackathon provides aspiring entrepreneurs access to our resources and partners and the opportunity to develop their product ideas together with like-minded food technology and business experts. The goal is to bring a pool of talent and startup builders together that aim to create the foods of the future.”
The ProVeg Incubator Future Food Hackathon is supported by: EVIG Group, Smart Protein, EIT Food, DIL Innovation Hub, and several renowned European universities, including University of Hohenheim, Wageningen University & Research and the Technical University of Munich.
More information will be released in the weeks leading up to the Future Food Hackathon, but for now, here is a look at the current schedule in brief:
Day 1: Ideation and matchmaking
Day 2: Product development and funding
Day 3: Traction and pitch training
Day 4: Demo Day and pitching
ProVeg Incubator is one of the world’s leading alt-protein accelerators, exclusively supporting companies that are transforming the global food system.
Since its launch in 2018, the ProVeg Incubator has worked with over 55 startups from around the world. Collectively, those companies have raised more than €100 million and are selling products in over 15,000 stores.
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