The Discovery Platform for Food & Ag Innovation

FoodBytes! by Rabobank is a next-generation pitch competition-meets-networking event that brings together the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering the future of food and agriculture. The platform provides a safe haven for entrepreneurs to receive the mentorship, connections and capital they need to grow their businesses.  
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FoodBytes! Montreal

Wednesday, May 16

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FoodBytes! London

Thursday, September 13

at One Marylebone

FoodBytes! New York

Thursday, October 18

at SECOND Floor

Meet the FoodBytes! Montreal 2018 Winners

Rabobank announces its FoodBytes! Montreal 2018 winners, all chosen for their new and disruptive solutions to pressing food challenges. Read More

Highly Commended Award Winner





Burlington, VT

We make sparkling superfood beverages out of maple tree sap and birch tree sap.

People’s Choice Award Winner




Montreal, QC

Nectar offers a data-driven apiary management platform to assist beekeepers in keeping their honey bees healthy and productive to answer the rising need for pollination services, using sensors and AI.

Judges’ Choice Award Winner


SmartCatch, Inc

SmartCatch, Inc

Woodside, CA

SmartCatch provides Sustainable Seafood Technologies to reduce by-catch waste, combat Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing and promote global sustainable seafood markets.

FoodBytes! Twitter

16/08/2018 at 10:45pm
ICYMI: We’ve rounded up the latest and greatest current headlines from our stellar community of startups 🙌 Read on to find out more about #FoodBytes! alums
16/08/2018 at 5:46am
FB! family at @IFT Next ’18:
1) @TheSteviaGuys in Startup Alley
2) @renewalmill wins Food Disruption Challenge prize
3) @ADMupdates showcase: #IFTNext
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Renewal Mill is the winner of the  #IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge! Find out who Renewal Mill is, what their experience was like, and what they plan to do with the $25,000 grand prize:
16/08/2018 at 5:46am
📰 Are meat companies giving shoppers too much information? @krishna_thakker @FoodDive


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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.


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.



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.

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