The Discovery Platform for Food & Ag Innovation

FoodBytes! by Rabobank was created with a simple mission in mind – to find the most innovative concepts in food and agriculture, and pair them with the capital needed to bring them to market. Certainly not your average food and ag conference, our pitch competition-meets-networking event brings together the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering a better future. Learn More

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A Taste of FoodBytes!

Check out the award winners from FoodBytes! Austin 2017

 

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. To experience FoodBytes! is to understand its DNA – it is a force unlike any other.

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

23/11/2017 at 4:10am
#FoodBytes! alum @lovethewildco founder Jacqueline Claudia on fish farming: “If we can show that people value better fish farming methods, hopefully we can bring the rest of the industry along.” @mic #sustainableseafood #foodstartups https://t.co/2Z3tjRLceW https://t.co/LZYSq6H4sn FoodBytes photo
23/11/2017 at 1:36am
Today on #CNN! FB! family member @PieShell founder Cheryl Clements spoke with @maggielake about the future of food crowdfunding 👏🙌 #FoodBytes @nyccrlygrl #foodstartups #foodtech https://t.co/sQ9Ou0oMpA
23/11/2017 at 1:30am
Ready to take your Consumer Product #startup to the next level? Hurry! Applications for SKU’s 6th track open until midnight on Sunday, November 26. Power your company’s growth with @skuatx - CPG accelerator: https://t.co/nENgNBBaWV https://t.co/nKe0WI3CSv 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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