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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Award Winners


Companies Pitched



FoodBytes! Montreal

Wednesday, May 16

Discover the ideas pioneering the future of food

FoodBytes! London

Thursday, September 13

Application Deadline: July 1st

FoodBytes! New York

Thursday, October 18

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! 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



Smith & Salmon, Inc. (DBA: Sap! Beverages)

Smith & Salmon, Inc. (DBA: Sap! Beverages)

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

17/07/2018 at 3:06am
ICYMI: “Growing Ideas: Turning ‘ugly’ produce into profit” - @imperfectfruit is profiled in the @Rabobank Raboworld blog: FoodBytes photo
17/07/2018 at 1:09am
California-based startup (and @FoodBytes alum) Miraculex aims to improve the nutritional value and flavor of food with plant protein-based sweeteners. Check out the full feature on @FutureOfSweet's "miracle berries." #foodstartups #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.



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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