The Discovery Platform for Food & Ag Innovation

FoodBytes! by Rabobank aims to discover and empower the most ground-breaking food and agriculture startups. The platform provides a safe haven for entrepreneurs to receive the mentorship, connections and capital they need to grow their businesses. Through this growing initiative, Rabobank hopes to turn today’s new ideas and technologies into tomorrow’s game-changing solutions. 
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Continents

10

Events to Date

27

Award Winners

170

Companies Pitched

2900

Attendees

FoodBytes! San Francisco

March 1, 2018

Applications Closed

FoodBytes! Montreal

May 15 – May 16

Application Deadline: March 11

FoodBytes! New York

October 18, 2018

Application Deadline: August 12

A Taste of FoodBytes!

Check out what our 2017 winners had to say about their experience

Check out the FoodBytes! Buzz

The most innovative food tech event I've ever participated in.

Bruce Rasa

CEO & Founder, AgVoice

FoodBytes! is a compass for the 21st century food system. It attracts innovators and investors with shared values across food, tech, and agriculture.

Robyn O’Brien

Founder, Do Good & AllergyKids Foundation

Meet the FoodBytes! Austin 2017 Winners

Rabobank announces its FoodBytes! Austin 2017 winners, all chosen for their new and disruptive solutions to pressing food challenges. Read More

Highly Commended Award Winner

 

 

Aspire Food Group

Aspire Food Group

Austin, Texas

Developer of the most advanced insect farming technology to produce high quality Aketta™ protein from farm-raised crickets. Aspire also makes environmentally sustainable and nutritious products under consumer brand, Aketta.

People’s Choice Award Winner

 

Sugarlogix

Sugarlogix

Berkeley, CA

Maker of functional sugars that enhance the immune system, promote gut health and reduce inflammation without compromising taste.

Judges’ Choice Award Winner

 

Beyond The Shoreline

Beyond The Shoreline

New York, NY

Creator of a new wave of seagreens-based snacks, like “Kelp Jerky”, that are packed with protein and are vegan and non-GMO and free from dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, refined sugar and gluten.

FoodBytes! Twitter

20/02/2018 at 8:30am
From biopreservatives to worm-powered wastewater treatment, learn how startups @Quan_Binkabi @BioFiltro @novolyze Boost Biomes & @EIODiagnostics are tackling food security & stability at #FoodBytes SF on Mar 1. Get tix 🎟 to see them pitch 🔜 https://t.co/RuLNQRj260 https://t.co/C8ecjltaqg FoodBytes photo
20/02/2018 at 6:55am
📰🐻 #ColdBrew #coffee maker @WanderingBearCo (a supplier for #FoodBytes! NYC) completes $8M Series A equity round of financing: https://t.co/LYi6dStiQ0 @_el_caballero @bevnet (cc: @VegaCoffee @JAVAZEN) https://t.co/GWZEe0aZdc FoodBytes photo

Innovation

Rabobank maintains at the forefront of emerging technologies that will shape the future of our clients’ businesses and our competitive service delivery in the long-term.

Sustainability

 

Rabobank was founded by farmers who believed that the cooperative concept of working together would be of benefit to all. Food and agriculture is and always will be at the heart of our strategy. We define our contribution to sustainable development as a collective effort to use natural resources as efficiently as possible, reducing our impact on the environment.

Food

Rabobank is committed to the enablement of a food-secure future for our world’s population with respect to improving both availability and access to food, stimulating balanced nutrition, and enhancing stability of food and agriculture supply chains.

Startup

 

FoodBytes! by Rabobank was created with a simple mission in mind – to find the most innovative and ground-breaking concepts in food and agriculture, and pair that creativity with the capital needed to bring it to market.

Innovation

 

Rabobank maintains at the forefront of emerging technologies that will shape the future of our clients’ businesses and our competitive service delivery in the long-term.

Sustainability

 

Rabobank was founded by farmers who believed that the cooperative concept of working together would be of benefit to all. Food and agriculture is and always will be at the heart of our strategy. We define our contribution to sustainable development as a collective effort to use natural resources as efficiently as possible, reducing our impact on the environment.

 

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