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Meet the FoodBytes! New York 2018 Winners

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


Judges’ Choice Award Winner




Ag Tech – Buffalo, NY

Deep learning and AI dairy company that provides real-time, automated analysis of milk quality without any addition of chemicals or consumables.

People’s Choice Award Winner




Food Tech – London, UK

Developer of digital tools to help chefs run more profitable, sustainable kitchens by cutting food waste in half.

Highly Commended Award Winner





Food Tech – New York, NY

Dynamic pricing system that allows supermarkets to price and sell products based on expiration dates, thus reducing food waste and optimizing shelf management.

FoodBytes! Twitter

15/12/2018 at 1:02am
FoodBytes! is the jumping off point for the best and brightest food and ag startups. Apply today to join the community and pitch on March 28 in San Francisco. Application deadline: Dec 16, so hurry!!! #foodstartups #agtech #foodinnovation @FoodBytes FoodBytes photo
14/12/2018 at 11:52pm
. @Ovenly founder (and #FoodBytes mentor) Erin Patinkin shares her story with @VICE about how she quit her job to start a bakery.
14/12/2018 at 11:28pm
UC Davis "Design Thinking for Food" students are applying #designthinking to improve food access, equity and justice on campus. #FoodInsecurity FoodBytes photo
14/12/2018 at 8:18am
📰: #FoodBytes! alum @InnovoPro, developer of a 70% #protein from #chickpea, raises $4.25 million to boost production, distribute worldwide #israel


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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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