FoodForward Foodtech Accelerator 2018

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FoodForward is a global Foodtech accelerator that brings top Made in Italy corporates and best international innovators together to disrupt agrifood and retail sectors.

We chase innovation along the food supply chain to find the new foodtech stars.

The program, held in Milan, is powered by Deloitte and promoted by Corporate partners Amadori, Cereal Docks, Finiper Group along with leading investors such as Innogest and Digital Magics, Media & Community partner Seeds&Chips and Italian Public Institution Federalimentare.

WHY US

CORPORATE ACCESS

Unique opportunity to test and validate your product collaborating with industrial leading partners that oversee the whole foodchain. Speedup the go to market thanks to an hands-on and tailored mentorship approach by committed Partners

DELOITTE EXPERTISE

Deloitte’s globally recognized consultancy approach and its worldwide network on your fingertips to boost your Startup

ITALIAN AND MILAN ECOSYSTEM

Gain knowledge tapping in Made in Italy excellence. Accelerate your Startup in Milan, the city in Europe where tradition meets innovation

SMART MONEY

Access to €20k in cash contribution and €50k in services, directly invested by our Partners, in exchange for 6% of your equity

NETWORK OF INVESTORS

Up to €1Mln in follow-on investments already committed by our expert investors

CO-WORKING AND FACILITIES

Run your business from a collaborative co-working space and test your product having access to corporate partners facilities

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY

MOST PROMISING FOODTECH STARTUPS READY TO ROCK THE AGRIFOOD & RETAIL INDUSTRY,
WITH A DISRUPTIVE SOLUTION IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

QUALITY & TRACEABILITY

FOOD SAFETY

PLANT QUALITY

FOOD QUALITY

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

SHARING ECONOMY

FOODWASTE

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

PRECISION NUTRITION
& COACHING

MEAL REPLACEMENT

SUPPLEMENTS

ALTERNATIVE INGREDIENTS

PLANT BASED PROTEINS

INVITRO CELL CULTURE

NOVEL AND SUPERFOOD

DELIVERY REVOLUTION

DIRECT TO CONSUMER
& MEAL KIT

DIGITAL RESTAURANTS

NEW DELIVERY VEHICLES

OMNICHANNEL

CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT
& SMART PACKAGING

DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

DIGITAL NATIVE BRANDS

AGRITECH

PRECISION FARMING

ANIMAL HEALTH

VERTICAL AND INDOOR FARMING

CLEAN COMMODITIES

HOW IT WORKS

ENGAGE WITH OUR NETWORK BEFORE STARTING

  • International Roadshow: Meet us during our events, industry conferences, and through referral by our Deloitte Network, investors, mentors, and partners. Follow the #FoodForwardroadshow on social media
  • Live interviews: shortlisted Startups meet our selection committee in order to select the best 7-10 teams to join the program

AN INTENSIVE 15 WEEKS PROGRAM

  • Hands-on learning experience and out-of-the-building approach, to successfully transform ideas into innovative products. The program takes you from Business Model Consolidation, to Validation & Prototyping aiming at Fundraising & Go-to-Market success
  • Work directly with expert mentors from our Corporate Partners and Deloitte ecosystem in order to validate and scale your business faster thanks to MVP and POC testing

ACCELERATE FAST!

  • Pitch in the final Demo Day in front of carefully selected professional investors that will be keen to drive your company to the next stage
  • Boost your network and learn from cross-functional and cross-contamination teams of Corporate executives, experienced consultants, entrepreneurs, scientists, private investors and venture capitalists (VCs)

Closing date: 29 July 2018

Apply here!

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