Food & Ag Tech Pitch Companies
Hargol FoodTech operates the world’s first commercial grasshopper farm using proprietary technology for efficient, large-scale farming of grasshoppers. Its grasshopper protein products offer one of nature’s most efficient and sustainable protein sources.
Cropin Technology Solutions
Cropin Technology Solutions provides SaaS solutions to agribusinesses globally that enable agri-ecosystem stakeholders, including farmers, to adopt digital strategy and decision-making tools across their operations to maximize value per acre.
The grain industry’s first software platform and app that allows grain elevators and cooperatives to digitally connect with their growers and deliver near real-time information that informs better business decisions.
Healthy Cow develops products to help dairy farmers reduce their reliance on antibiotics and hormones. Its first product, ProPreg, offers a bovine intravaginal probiotic that supports a healthy vaginal microbiome in dairy cows.
Developer of the Osmobot, an aquaculture water quality sensor that allows shrimp and fish farmers to continuously monitor their ponds online — decreasing mortalities and improving feeding conversion at a fraction of the cost of legacy monitoring systems.
Zymtronix stabilizes and delivers enzymes to enable cost-effective and sustainable ways of manufacturing the ingredients of tomorrow. In agricultural applications, stabilizes and delivers biocidal enzymes to create sustainable processes for crop protection.
Palo Alto, CA
Planetarians upcycles byproducts and solid food waste into high-protein, high-fiber ingredients. Using a process that emits 99 percent fewer CO2 gases and requires no additional land or water, its functional protein flour from upcycled defatted seeds has 2x the protein and fiber at the same cost of wheat flour.
Maker of dog and cat foods sourced from real animal protein, without the animal. The company produces high-quality animal proteins through fermentation – without the environmental impact of conventionally-raised meat.
Maker of packaging that is 100% plant based, compostable, insulating and up to 30 percent lower in cost than traditional technologies. Corumat’s bioplastics generate 60 percent less CO2 during production than the plastics traditionally used to make red party cups.
Mountain View, CA
The industry’s fastest food safety pathogen test for E. coli, salmonella and listeria. Its technology eliminates the need to culture bacteria prior to analysis, making it possible to test food samples in the field and secure analysis in just over an hour.
CPG Pitch Companies
Maker of snacks made from popped water lily seeds and non-GMO, whole and natural ingredients. Taali aims to introduce healthier new grains into the US snack market to reduce reliance on potato corn, wheat or extruded foods.
The Worthy Company
Creators of the Worthy Blendie Bowl, a plant-based superfood snack. Handcrafted recipes combine fruits, vegetables, legumes and chia in a spoonable “blendie” that delivers high-protein, high-fiber nutrition on the go.
Los Angeles, CA
Maker of the first real food multi-vitamin built for women, by women. Made from 13 algae and plant-based ingredients, GEM is the first FDA-regulated daily vitamin that provides vitamins and minerals women need more for everyday wellbeing.
Shaka Tea supports regenerative agriculture and economic development while offering the first line of Hawaiian-grown, no sugar-added, herbal iced teas brewed with māmaki, an antioxidant powerhouse only found and grown in the Hawaiian Islands.
New York, NY
Toast Ale is fighting food waste by brewing craft beer from unsold bread from local bakeries that would have otherwise been wasted. Toast donates all profits to Feedback, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing food waste.
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.
Food Tech – London, UK
Developer of digital tools to help chefs run more profitable, sustainable kitchens by cutting food waste in half.
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.
3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Food Tech – New York, NY
Software that integrates all of a restaurant’s fractured third-party systems. Ingest.ai automates previously manual finance and operations functions, food ordering and staffing to help restaurants eliminate waste on all fronts.
Food Tech – San Francisco, CA
A Fresh-first supply chain software company that uses cutting-edge technology to massively reduce food waste, increase freshness and multiply the profitability of perishable foods.
Food Tech – Boston, MA
Automating activities in commercial kitchens and the food industry using flexible robot arms. “Alfred” automates food assembly by using utensils to scoop and pick ingredients, exceeding human capabilities in speed and precision.
Ag Tech – Davis, CA
Agricultural biotechnology company that uses pheromones from nematodes (microscopic worms) to control agricultural pests and provide safe and eco-friendly pest control for farmers.
Ocean Hugger Foods
CPG – New York, NY
Creates delicious, plant-based alternatives to popular seafood proteins, aiming to reduce stress on the world’s oceans by giving consumers a sustainable alternative that mimics the taste, appearance and texture of fish.
CPG – Austin, TX
A liquid supplement shot packed with the highest quality brain nutrients that supports focus, clarity, memory and good mood.
Sweetie Pie Organics
CPG – Raleigh, NC
Organic functional food products that make pregnancy and motherhood easier.
1.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Food Tech – Cincinnati, OH
Maker of plant-derived “fish oil” made from Camelina that will be used in human nutrition and in aquaculture, replacing marine-derived fish oil.
Food Tech – San Francisco, CA
Quality on-demand coffee roasted and brewed at home via their proprietary app technology. water.io (Food Tech – Nes Ziona, Israel): Technology that turns any package into a smart one that generates data.
Food Tech – Nes Ziona, Israel
Technology that turns any package into a smart one that generates data and gives CPG brands powerful insights.
Ag Tech – Potsdam, Germany
Maker of rumen sensor health monitoring system for dairy farmers, helping them reduce the annual losses caused by diseases of dairy cows.
CPG – New York, NY
Sustainable and better-for-you snacks focused on the ‘power of the peel.’ Preserving the peels on USA-grown, non-GMO dried fruit maximizes nutrition while minimizing waste.
Rise Brewing Co.
CPG – New York, NY
Brews nitro cold-brew coffee kegs and cans for offices, bars, restaurants and cafes. Its coffee is organic, non-GMO, fair-trade, single-origin, non-dairy, kosher and zero calories.
CPG – Los Angeles, CA
Transforms neglected low-cost, high-value resources like juice pulp into nutritious foods that make it easy for everyone to eat fruits and vegetables.
CPG – San Diego, CA
Sustainable seafood jerky made from undervalued and underutilized white fish that is traceable to clean, small-scale U.S. West Coast fisheries.
CPG – Geneva, Switzerland
Fresh vegetable nut butters in convenient pouches.
Ubiqutek / Rootwave
Pioneering the use of electricity to kill weeds and offer a scalable and sustainable alternative to herbicides.
Creating accessible, affordable freshness indicators for all types of perishable products, from food to pharmaceuticals, Mimica aims to become the globally recognised mark of freshness for industry, consumers and communities.
Producer of sustainable protein feed for aquaculture, livestock and pets.
3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Building an artificial intelligence platform that will help grow food sustainably. Ida, its intelligent dairy farming assistant, helps dairy farmers run the worlds' most efficient dairy farms.
An automated pest monitoring and forecasting platform, which enables daily and reliable collection of pest monitoring data. Trapview’s AI-based pest insect dynamics forecast optimises crop protection activities and makes farming operations 10 percent more profitable.
Dedicated to the development of disruptive and innovative technologies for the control of viral diseases in livestock.
An SaaS software editor for back office and waste management solution for restaurant and foodservice activities.
Its DNAFoil line is the world’s first portable, completely self-administered, on-site DNA detection kit, allowing staff to confirm product integrity in 30 minutes without lab delays.
Fully compostable flexible packaging solutions that will fully return back to nature in compost conditions within 180 days.
Frozen organic baby food in small portions. Low-temp steam-cooking and quick freezing help preserve organoleptic qualities, vitamins and nutrients. Finely minced and steamed-cooked portions offer a melting texture which is adapted to the baby’s age.
The creator of a wide range of invigorating raw superfoods and ‘free-from’ snacks, based on healthy ingredients with functional benefits.
1.5-Minute Pitch Companies
On a mission to improve crop pollination by saving and empowering bees. Its technology allows commercial beekeepers to keep their colonies stronger and farmers to increase their yields dramatically.
The first operating system that will make robotics work for farmers by leveraging best-in-class technologies to deliver working applications that cut farmers' production costs.
Makes it possible for farmers to count their chickens before they hatch by using a biomarker on the male chromosome of a chicken embryo, making its sex detectable once an egg is laid. EggXYt is saving billions of dollars and unnecessary chick-death.
Maker of a unique, clean label, non-allergenic Chickpea protein, CP Pro70, for use in bakery, dairy and savoury products.
Empowers brands to increase trust, using revolutionary technology for greater supply chain transparency.
London's first and only ‘wonky veg’ box scheme that fights food waste on farms by sourcing slightly imperfect produce, for a fair price directly from farms, delivering them straight to customers for 30 percent cheaper than similar box services.
Works with fishing industry stakeholders to design and build light-emitting devices that increase the selectivity of commercial fishing practices, reducing over-fishing and bycatch and making the industry more sustainable.
Flat wine bottles made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET and modelled on the traditional shapes, but the improved design makes them remarkably more efficient & eco-friendly for delivery, logistics, storage and retailing.
Upcycles often-wasted nutrient packed salmon skin into handcrafted crisps and donates 10 percent of profits to ocean charities to help keep the sea clean.
SmartCatch provides Sustainable Seafood Technologies to reduce by-catch waste, combat Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing and promote global sustainable seafood markets.
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.
We make sparkling superfood beverages out of maple tree sap and birch tree sap.
3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Impactful Health Research & Development
We develop biomaterial-based solutions for the food and health industries.
Proven Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for controlled environment agriculture; if you can Monitor, Control and Predict - you can redefine crop automation for the world.
Oatbox is a breakfast subscription company founded in Montreal in 2014 that handcrafts and delivers nutritious and healthful breakfast products in a convenient monthly box to its subscribers across North America.
Partake Brewing makes craft non-alcoholic beer that's "alcohol free and beer lover approved".
IOK Labs Inc
Moon Township, PA
We are building an AI+ML based solution- Klove, that will change the way we cook at home with a vision to bring back home cooking for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
UKKO’s ecosystem enables farmers to optimize pesticide usage to achieve better crop yield, while integrating with on-farm tools to track, analyze and quantify sustainability achieved
San Francisco, CA
Pod Foods is the first software-enabled food distributor designed to bring good food to retailers across the nation at a fraction of the current cost.
Carol Stream, IL
Here brings people closer to food, through food, by making locally-sourced, locally-produced, and locally-distributed foods and beverages in the Midwest.
1.5-Minute Pitch Companies
We empower people to prepare healthy and complete plant based food with innovative and accessible products.
Natur+L XTD inc.
XTD is a new "Game Changer" staple in the food business, providing loooonger shelf life to fresh products of almost any kind. XTD uses HPP (High Pressure Process) technology to help food processors lower their wastes at every level of the supply chain. In 2017-18, XTD will have helped removing the equivalent of 3000 cars from the road (GHG), having the same food made with less resources, and been eaten, not sent to the landfill.
AmazStev Lifestyle Brands Inc.
AmazStev LifeStyle Brands Inc. (“AmazStev”) is a Montreal-based food ingredient company focused on the development, production and commercialization of AmazStev® UltraDulce™, a portfolio of novel, natural, calorie-free and bitter-free Stevia extract sweeteners that enable food and beverage manufacturers to develop clean- label, great-tasting, sugar-free products for health conscious consumers.
Ocean Executive is a sales and procurement software tool for the global B2B seafood industry. Our software solves supply-chain inefficiencies by streamlining the sales process for seafood professionals working within the aquaculture farm, wholesale, distribution, restaurant, retail and grocery chain sector.
Feedback is a mobile platform that applies dynamic pricing to the restaurant industry in order to reduce food waste and create a win-win-win solution for vendors, diners and society.
The Real Co
We are the world's first single origin food company.
New York, NY
StirItUp is creating a stir in the food industry with an innovative uniquely-packaged authentic-tasting fresh hummus that has no preservatives, a 15 month shelf life, and no need for refrigeration.
We are one the world's first Greek Style, high protein, low sugar frozen yogurt.
Puffed Veggie Crisps at under 80 calories a bag.
I Heart Foods
I Heart Foods is the innovation leader in quinoa. Under our I Heart Keenwah brand name, we produce a number of quinoa products: quinoa snacks, toasted quinoa grain and hot cereal. I Heart Keenwah has a sourcing commitment to Bolivian heirloom quinoa, which the highest-quality and most sustainably farmed quinoa in the world.
Farmer's Fridge is an innovative food concept that has "micro-restaurants" in 12-square-foot automated fridges serving meals we design and prepare. The fridges leverage proprietary IoT technology to communicate with customers, and to provide real-time demand visibility based on data collected daily. Farmer's Fridge has 100 locations, has landed high-traffic destinations such as O'Hare International Airport, Willis Tower, and The Merchandise Mart.
Davis, CA USA
BioFiltro is an international wastewater treatment company with a patented filtration system that harnesses the digestive power of worms and microbes to removes up to 99% of contaminants in a chemical free 4 hour process. Revolutionary by nature, our mission is to provide wastewater solutions that repurpose waste stream into valuable revenue streams, recover natural resources, and revitalize the environment in which our clients operate.
San Francisco 2018 | 3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Augean Robotics is launching Burro, a robotic work cart that follows you like a good dog, and can transport picked produce or other material autonomously. With Burro, the hundreds of thousands of US workers hand-picking fruit can spend 20-30% more time picking, and no longer need to run what they've picked up and down long rows.
Biome Makers Inc.
San Francisco, CA USA
Smart Microbial Discovery company specialized in DNA Sequencing, Bioinformatics, and Machine learning tech targeting sustainable and more productive agriculture. We have launched WineSeq, the first Open Platform explaining the impact of microorganisms in Wine Industry.
Boost Biomes, Inc.
San Francisco, CA USA
Boost Biomes is addressing critical needs in food abundance and food security. The company is generating new, safe, effective biopreservatives (to reduce waste) and biopesticides (to increase crop yield).
British Columbia, Canada
EIO Diagnostics is deploying an entirely new class of non-contact early infection detection devices to reduce udder infections in dairy animals. Our solution improves animal health and profitability for dairy farms of any size.
Lecker Labs LLC
Walnut, CA USA
Yomee is the world's first fully automatic yogurt maker, like a Keurig for yogurt. Yomee is a counter-top appliance that takes your choice of milk and in 5 hours, makes fresh chilled craft-quality yogurt.
New York City, USA
Remedy Organics is disrupting the beverage category with their delicious plant based protein beverages that provide meaningful functional benefits. Remedyâ€™s initial line of plant based protein beverages provide purposeful function and natural healing properties resulting from the use of superfoods, ayurvedics, and botanicals as well protein and probiotics. Their mission is to bring convenient, affordable functional nutrition to the world in the form of plant based food and beverages.
Mountain View, CA USA
Chef Koochooloo: A novel approach to teaching Kids STEAM through healthy eating! A cooking app that enhances math, science and geography skills.
Davis, CA USA
Miraculex is developing technology to mass produce the best tasting and healthiest sweeteners in the world - Plant Protein Sweeteners.
San Francisco 2018 | 1.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Binkabi is a Fintech start-up that reimagines global agrifood trade to create a more affluent and fairer system for all in the Binkabi network. Binkabiâ€™s core innovation, the Barter Block, enables direct, secure and cost-effective agriculture commodity trading in a decentralised manner through the use of blockchain technology. Barter Block incentivises the automatic balancing of bilateral trade, empowering countries to trade internationally in their local currencies. The Binkabi name and logo is inspired by the West African symbol Bi Nka Bi for peace and harmony.
Novato, CA USA
Advanced technology for crop protection to be used at the industrial scale for almost all crop production farms. Kray Protection drone demonstrates outstanding performance of crop dusting while lowering farmers’ expenses. It prevents yield losses that are inevitable when using other crop protection methods.
San Jose, CA USA
Any Crop-Any Climate-Anywhere. Our mission is to create a local, sustainable food supply across the world utilizing our proprietary technology and strategic partnerships that will deliver healthy and affordable produce to the masses!
New York City, USA
Smallhold enables retailers and restaurants to grow high quality, organic mushrooms and leafy greens on-site, without the effort. Smallhold also operates the only mushroom farm in NYC.
Hip Chick Farms
Sebastopol, CA USA
Hip Chick Farms makes delicious, organic and easy poultry products for the whole family.
Simris Alg is a pioneering agribusiness based in Sweden. Their mission as algae farmers is to empower healthy and planet-friendly lifestyles, by delivering superior products from algae.
Yumami Food Company
Yumami Food Company brings delicious Asian flavors to savory snacks. Their award-winning dips & chips are fit for foodies who keep nutrition in mind.
Nell Natural Elements
Nell is creating fully personalised, natural food supplements using data about your biology. We help you understand your body and it's unique needs, then customise our natural, plant-based and fully transparant solutions that optimise health and help the planet.
Novolyze is a food safety company. The company offers solutions to help the food industry manufacture safer food, while ensuring strong compliance with international Food Safety & Quality standards.
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.
Maker of functional sugars that enhance the immune system, promote gut health and reduce inflammation without compromising taste.
Aspire Food Group
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.
Austin 2017 | 3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Uses the by-product of coffee milling operations – the pulp and skin of the previously discarded coffee cherry – and turns it into a nutritionally-dense flour. Coffee Flour serves the health and sustainability needs of the food & beverage industry, while also generating significant economic, environmental and nutritional impact in coffee-growing communities.
Reconnecting cities to farms via its "Table-to-Farm" movement, GrubTubs collects and converts food scraps from restaurants into “grubs”, a more nutritious and cost-effective animal feed for local farmers.
Karnataka, Bengaluru, India
Uses Artificial Intelligence for quality evaluation of fruits, vegetables, grains and other agri crops and commodities. Users click an image of the crop, and using AI and Image recognition, they are able to measure quality parameters like crop infestation, nutrient deficiency and commodity quality.
Know Brainer Foods
Makes portion controlled ketogenic products to fuel the mind and metabolism with essential fats, not sugar, so that eaters stay alert and satiated throughout the day.
Native State Foods
Los Angeles, CA
First company to introduce pinole, an ancient Aztec power food, to the U.S. through its Purely Pinole line of hot cereal and snacking products.
Key Largo, FL
Hardware and software solution that reduces fencing and labor expenses on livestock farms and reduces the costs associated with producing pasture-raised beef. Vence Corp offers an Invisible Fence meets Fitbit, for cows.
Vitox Drinking Vinegar
Los Angeles, CA
Fermented blend of raw cold pressed juice and apple cider vinegar that delivers a 100% natural, shelf-stable and naturally probiotic health beverage.
XING Technologies P/L
Creates disruptive, rapid, point-of-care, highly cost-effective nanotechnology solutions for the agricultural and animal health industries. XING Technologies P/L screens for, diagnoses and monitors disease to improve biosecurity and deliver savings.
Austin 2017 | 60-Second Pitch Companies
Los Angeles, CA
Maker of Date Nectar, a delicious and healthy alternative sweetener and honey substitute made from organic California dates that are vegan, non-GMO, gluten free and fat-free.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
First-of-its-kind automated retail marketplace that makes fresh food accessible by creating a collaborative ecosystem for food providers and consumers. Frshly offers an IoT ecosystem that connects multiple restaurant partners, host locations and consumers.
New York City, NY
Sells high-quality beef, poultry and seafood online, delivered directly to customers. Everything Greensbury carries is certified organic, grass-fed, free from chemicals and humanely raised.
Makes healthy, delicious, rainforest-friendly fruit snacks that let consumers eat better and help build a better world.
Wellington, New Zealand
Provides irrigation recommendations for farmers via a mobile app that optimizes water use, while maximizing plant growth and minimizing nitrogen leaching.
Developing and commercializing natural and healthy fermented drinks. Ripened Ventures applies fermentation technologies to poorly diversified fruits and vegetables, using autochthonous non-GM microbes previously isolated and identified.
The Empanada Shop
Redondo Beach, CA
Makes certified organic, authentic Mexican empanadas with non-GMO grass-fed meats, vegetables and chiles. The Empanada Shop aims to create a new clean Mexican food experience in the fast casual and frozen food market.
Developer of a flour made from sunflower seeds that has four times more protein and fiber than other flours. Delivers nutritionally balanced baking mixes and other flour based foods that provide one-third of daily protein requirements.
Los Angeles, CA
Makes it easy for people to eat natural vitamins and minerals with its seven nutritionist approved, easy-to-use and 100 percent organic superfood protein mixes for more energy, better immunity and healthier skin.
We're the first company in the world to empower Food & Ag professionals to sustainably grow food everywhere by capturing actionable insights on-the-go, hands-free.
ImpactVision's mission is to build a more transparent and secure global food system, using hyperspectral technology. Our software platform provides insights about the quality and characteristics of different foods non-invasively and rapidly, using image recognition and predictive learning.
We make organically-grown, vegan, no additive wines and use the sales to fix environmental problems. Our Sauvignon Blanc cleans the ocean by restoring 100 oysters per bottle and our Pinot Noir saves wild bees by planting 875 wildflowers per bottle! In 2018, we plan to launch a beer for sea turtles and a cider for soil health.
NYC 2017 | 3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Wanderfuel is a B2B approach to health food and wellness content for travelers. They offer curated, seasonally rotating boxes of organic products alongside content and experiences that support well-being. Rooted in holistic health principles, Wanderfuel provides specific benefits designed to counteract the negative effects of travel.
Nom Noms World Food
Nom Noms World Food is a multi-award winning nutritious world food brand - created for tastebuds that love to travel. The premium collection of one & two course prepared meals are suitable for kids & grown-ups and made with no added sugar, preservatives or additives.
Flashfood is a mobile platform connecting surplus food from grocers directly to its users at a massive discount.
Seal the Seasons
Seal the Seasons partners with local farms to source, freeze, brand and bring to market frozen locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Verdical is an automated indoor gardening system for everyone to grow produce from seed to harvest with the touch of a button. Verdical garden towers hold 30 plants and comes with a subscription to our smart seed pods, optimized for faster and healthier growth. Each tower grows 150 lbs of food per year in 1sq foot of space. Users link towers together to grow the right amount of food on site for a household, a restaurant, or a community.
Real Oyster Cult
Real Oyster Cult delivers a curated farm-to-table oyster experience. Handpick your favorites or try something new, all delivered right to your doorstep.
Burlap & Barrel
Rethinking the global spice trade by circumventing outdated networks of middlemen and working directly with farmers who grow unique, beautiful spice varietals not available in the US.
Gebni is the world's first online food ordering platform to offer real time demand-adjused pricing to boost restaurants' online sales and save users money. Our software uses machine leaning and natural language processing to measure meal demand intensity in real time and update prices accordingly.
NYC 2017 | 60-Second Pitch Companies
By combining the power of food-based technology with a novel delivery system, Javazen creates a daily ritual of sustainable, enjoyable energy without the jitters or crash. Javazen is the evolution of coffee.
Natural Cuts uses a novel, natural processing technology developed at Cornell University to produce shelf-stable fresh cut vegetables without the use of chemicals, preservatives, or GMOs. Our first product, the Natural Cuts Potato, is targeted for sale to foodservice customers and requires no refrigeration or freezing, has a shelf life of more than 60 days at room temperatures, and has 40% fewer calories compared to fresh and frozen alternatives when fried.
Mekhala creates sustainable Asian foods with organic, vegan ingredients sourced from local farms in Northern Thailand. Every Mekhala product is created mindfully, to help make home-cooked Asian meals easy, tasty and healthy.
Identifies operational logistics inefficiencies in real-time for growers to capture profits.
GoParrot is an Artificial Intelligence chat platform that enables customers to place orders with restaurants over chat channels (Facebook Messenger, Slack, iMessage, Siri, Alexa etc.) and then delivers those orders directly to their PoS. Our A.I. platform "talks" with the restaurant customers where they are (on their phones) without having to staff someone to manage that.
JuiceInnov8 develops a sugar reduction technology for juice producers to create a better & healthier 100% juice with less naturally occurring sugar & lower calories.
Edamam sells nutrition analysis and meal recommendation solutions to businesses in the food, health and wellness sectors. Notable clients include Nestle, Samsung, General Mills and Epicurious and we have over 8,000 subscribers to our APIs. Our goal is to become the leading provider of nutrition data to businesses worldwide.
Love Grain is a consumer food company with a mission of connecting farmers to families through a line of nutritious and delicious gluten-free foods based on the ancient Ethiopian grain, teff. Much like quinoa, teff is naturally gluten-free, low glycemic and is high in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, and the essential amino acids. Love Grain's line of low-calorie, high-protein Teff Chips were recently featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Forbes and will debut in 28 Sprouts Markets in Northern California this summer.
Victory Hemp Foods
Victory Hemp Foods is building the domestic supply chain for hemp grain. We work with our network of farmers in rural Kentucky to grow hemp, offering them a high value sustainable crop. We then purchase the raw seed from them post-harvest and process it for hemp hearts, protein, and oil. We sell these products business-to-business as an ingredient, through retailers such as Whole Foods Market and Kroger, and directly to the consumer via online sales and farmers’ markets. Ongoing research of production technology to make our process more efficient as well as lab research to develop new markets for products are ongoing.
Completely reimagined the coffee supply chain to support the financial and educational wealth of women farmers in Latin America. Vega empowers small-holding farmers to roast their own coffee, sell that coffee to customers in the US through an online subscription platform and earn up to 4x more than through typical export channels.
A robust, efficient and low-cost refrigeration solution powered by only water and sunlight.
A BioTech company developing microbiome solutions for animal health, specializing in the development and manufacture of prebiotics and probiotics used to support the growth and health of animals. Pure Cultures uses natural supplementation as an alternative to using antibiotics in animals.
San Francisco 2017 | 3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
A cutting-edge personalized weight loss company that combines the power of genetics and neuroscience to provide truly effective weight loss and support for long-term success.
Breakthrough enzymatic process for rare sugar production that reduces tagatose cost by 80%+ versus standard production processes. Makers of healthy sucrose replacement affordable for widespread use in foods, beverages and supplements.
Bottled water that is sourced and packaged responsibly. For every bottle sold, GIVN funds a day of clean drinking water for a person in need.
Provides a sustainable system of producing grain in an environmentally -friendly way. VisAg has identified a number of practices that every farmer enrolled must follow that maximize the sustainability of the soil while minimizing the negative impact to the environment.
Processes the Mediterranean fruit fly into protein rich powders for human consumption, emphasizing the rich nutritional values and the best sustainability prospects among all insects.
Revolutionizing personalized nutrition, giving consumers access to the highest quality vitamins to manage their specific health needs and feel their best. Nutrigene brews fresh vitamins in a countertop device, dispensing personalized nutrient shots.
Makes chef driven plant-based foods utilizing high quality sustainable plant proteins. Good Seed's mission is to provide easy access to clean and nutrient dense plant-based foods for everyone.
Utilizes undervalued byproduct streams from current food production processes to create nutritious and wholesome products. Renewal Mill’s first product is an okara flour blend, a more nutritious alternative to white flour that is made from a byproduct of tofu and soymilk. processing.
San Francisco 2017 | 60-Second Pitch Companies
The Honest Bison
100% grassfed, humanely and sustainably raised bison meat.
The first US food company to produce an all-natural, raw honey-based superfood. Apiterra donates 1% of profits to organizations that are fighting Colony Collapse Disorder.
Intelligent Nutrition Engine analyzing your genetics, lifestyle and body metrics to optimize and deliver the perfect meals for you.
Easy to use food journaling app designed to help you establish and maintain a healthy eating habit. No calorie counting or strict restrictions. Just a photo mixed with a bit of mindfulness.
Re-imagined the protein bar and created the next generation plant-based protein snack. Siren’s bite-sized, high protein snacks provide an innocent indulgence and are made with dairy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients.
Empowers restaurants, hotels and food businesses with analytical technology to monitor and reduce food waste. In doing so, end users have real-time information at their fingertips that can save them thousands of dollars in annual food and waste disposal costs.
Crowdfunding for food and beverage entrepreneurs.
Commercializing a rapid, easy to use test to find foodborne pathogens without sample incubation, providing results in minutes not days.
A new category in the $5B Food Bar industry...Protein Bar Mixes for making delicious protein bars & energy bites at home in a minute! No-Bake, DIY Protein Bar Revolution.
Sprout Kitchens (now Cookitoo)is a double sided marketplace for kitchen space. Sprout is a platform for cafe's and restaurants to rent out their unused kitchen space, outside of normal trading hours.
AgriWebb Pty Ltd
AgriWebb is an innovative software company focused on disrupting antiquated practices in livestock production. Their products enable simplified on-farm, real-time data collection and apply analysis to improve management decision-making, enterprise efficiency, bench-marking and food security transparency, while integrating the farmer across horizontal and vertical supply chains.
Sydney, AU 2016 | 3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
AgDraft is an online platform, helping farmers connect with reliable casual labour. The platform uses an AirBnB style reviewing system to build trust and is specially designed to solve one of Australia farmers’ biggest challenges: finding quality labour.
Goterra is an agricultural startup that is developing innovative technology in the insect larvae for agricultural protein and waste management fields.
Knewe Biosystems Ltd
Knewe Biosystems is developing an animal prebiotics product. This prebiotic meets critical mineral nutrition needs, enhancing the welfare of the animal, and also reduce the volume of waste to the environment, both because they cause animals to use their feed more efficiently, and because they are made from fermentation byproducts that otherwise cause environmental issues during disposal.
IDlocate-Result is delivering solutions around product traceability and have developed a new product that enables brand owners, primary producers and FMCG companies to identify each and every product with a unique QR style barcode so that consumers can scan the authenticity and gain product information with any platform of app or smartphone anywhere in the world.
Smart Robotic Viticulture
The Smart Robotic Viticulture group aims to help improve productivity, profitability and competitive edge by supporting automation in viticulture. By combining a passion for technology, substantial experience in fieldwork and novel theoretical methods, they are well placed to turn current problems into robust, practical and smart solutions in viticulture.
PhycoFood Co manufactures fortified/functional food from the first food grade seaweed farm in Australia. The production system is 20x more productive than most land based crops and includes nutritional potency across minerals, Omega-3, gut fibres,proteins and anti-oxidants.
Sydney, AU 2016 | 60-Second Pitch Companies
Agrihive has developed a tool that captures a universal benchmark for farm performance across industries. It is an input/ output / retained growth algorithm that identifies the contribution a farm makes to global consumption and it is transferable across food types and countries.
Applant is a human powered, electricity free vertical production propagation system. By harnessing innovative technologies and combining them with human energy, we have created a vertical production farm in an aeroponic system that creates positive carbon footprints.
Australian Functional Foods
Australian Functional Foods has developed a novel fruit processing technology and make a great tasting, creamy cherry juice. The processing approach makes the most of the precious anthocyanins (a class of antioxidants) from the source: fresh Australian sweet cherries.
BRUSHWOODS are broad-acre farmers in the Riverina and are about to embark on taking their oats from paddock to plate. Having tasted raw and freshly rolled whole-grain oats, they see a need to share the flavour (and nutrition) with every baker, maker and shaker in NSW.
Circular Food turn food waste into organic bio-fertiliser. Their urban worm farm, the largest in Australia, produces the starter culture which is grown into large volumes of low cost liquid bio-fert in our bio-reactors. The business model includes establishing a network of fertiliser production facilities in the towns and farming regions where the growing is done.
Fast Food Automation System
Fast Food Automation System is an innovative company developing technology that can prepare and produce Doner Kebab, Shawarma and Gyros wraps. The technology removes human intervention from the preparation process and can be set up as a vending machine in public gathering areas like schools, universities, hotels, airport terminals.
Foodnest was established by four enthusiastic foodies who like fresh pesticide-free produce. Foodnest is a food co-op where people in the neighbourhood can access the best and the freshest food in Sydney.
The over-arching goal of Foridge is to democratise the food system by giving people the tools and infrastructure to move away from a commodity-based and corporation owned system to a much more sustainable and financially secure community-based and farmer/producer/maker owned system.
Gastronoms is your kitchen, outsourced. They offer simple, fresh, affordable meals delivered on-demand to your door. They own the entire customer experience from menu design through to delivery of their food, which allows them to stay true to their mission and values.
Glencoe Farms Australia
Glence Farms Australian are a family farm in North West Victoria growing processing tomatoes and producing their own value added range of pasta sauce, pasta and vegan jerky using their fruit.
This new invention grows better plants and saves water. The Gro-B-Lo is placed inside plant pots with potting mix. It has real benefits to the environment.
Hellfire Bluff Distillery
Hellfire Bluff Distillery has its origins in a 22 year old Tasmania potato farm. Concerned about waste of off spec potatoes, Hellfire Bluff Distillery was established, launching Tasmania's first potato vodka.
Hum is a digital pantry for cafes, restaurants, canteens and eateries. Hum brings foodservice businesses & suppliers together into one marketplace. Hum is a mobile first, ordering platform that makes it easy for foodservice businesses to order supplies.
Kooee! All Natural Snacks
Since 2015 Kooee All Natural Snacks have been sending their products all over Australia. They craft KOOEE! with 100% grass-fed beef, raised free range on the lush windswept farms of Tasmania.
Nourishing Bubs Pty Ltd
Nourishing Bubs is focused on the introduction of solids to babies and is about encouraging the early introduction of a range of vegetables before fruit to help develop healthy eating habits which they will carry into later life.
OceanWatch Australia Ltd is a national not-for-profit environmental company that works to advance sustainability in the Australian seafood industry.
Roubler’s end-to-end cloud based software is seamlessly integrated to reduce paperwork, time in administration and labour costs. It’s the easiest, most cost-effective solution to instantly increase workforce efficiency, productivity and profits.
Spare Harvest's approach to food security is to tap into produce and resources that are spare in our gardens and farms. There is an opportunity for us connect urban farmers with their community to provide another source of fresh, local, tasty, nutritionally rich food.
Mad Agriculture harnesses the nutrient recycling abilities of insects to turn food waste into a protein rich feed supplement, lessening dependence on unsustainable ingredients like fishmeal and soy.
The Honest Stand
The Honest Stand is a gourmet food company from Denver, CO dedicated to making it easier and more enjoyable to choose plant-based foods. We focus on using 100% all natural, non-gmo and certified organic ingredients to create delicious Vegan, Gluten Free and Paleo foods. We currently offer a line of dairy free, gluten free, vegan dips.
FarmRaiser is a two-sided marketplace and fundraising platform that connects farmers and food entrepreneurs with schools, churches and civic groups that want to raise money for their causes by selling locally grown and made.
Boulder 2016 | 3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Biotech Services Senegal
Biotech Services Senegal produces local, organic fertilizer that allows Senegalese farmers to produce more yield using less space, and at lower costs.
ReGrained “harvests” supergrain from urban craft breweries as a delicious, healthy, and sustainable ingredient.
FreshSurety is focused on solving the produce industry’s $200 billion waste problem, using technology that measures and reports the real-time shelf life of fresh food cartons anywhere in the world.
The Food Corridor
The Food Corridor is an online marketplace for food businesses to connect with available commercial food assets, allowing them to find and book commercial kitchens, equipment, commissaries, processors, co-packers, and food storage spaces.
Phenospex aims to provide fully automated and integrated plant phenotyping platforms that deliver high quality data and analysis tools in order to extract knowledge to answer scientific questions.
ProveIt is an R&D company innovating food processing and packaging to make the clean label foods of the future. Provelt designs pasteurization systems using magnetic induction (MI) to replace steam-generated heat to process food products.
N-CHROMA uses state of the art biotechnological methods to develop and commercially produce healthy, sustainable and high quality colors for use in the food, textile and color cosmetic industries.
One Hop Kitchen
One Hop Kitchen is the world’s first and only insect based Bolognese sauce, an incredibly sustainable source of protein.
Boulder 2016 | 60-Second Pitch Companies
First ever and only coconut oil snack frosting.
Good Spread is a peanut butter company born from a non-profit that makes a fortified, therapeutic peanut butter called MANA to treat and cure children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutriton (SAM), the leading killer of children worldwide. MANA is 96% effective, but only 1/3 of the need is funded. We put the $2B peanut butter market to work to close the funding gap, providing one packet of MANA directly to a child suffering from SAM for every jar/packet we sell.
Organic, Non-GMO and Cold Pressed Wellness Shots.
Alpine Start Foods
Alpine Start is a premium instant coffee that actually tastes good.
Algama taps into microalgae to develop the food of the future. Nutritionally unique, microalgae production has a low environmental impact compared with animal protein, and requires 300 times less farmland, 50 times less water and 50 times less energy. Algama creates and markets everyday foods containing microalgae that are delicious, sustainable and destined to all.
Our online marketplace empowers people that lack land, time or experience to grow food. Once grown we provide an online farmers market for homegrown food. People can earn income and find their place in the local food economy.
Arizona Urban Organic Veggie
We are a Local Hydroponic Vegetable company dedicated to bringing year round harvests of weekly fresh lettuce. We use the GrwoGreen Urban Farm System which can be placed anywhere in the urban environment helping eliminate food deserts in the community.
Cowlar is a fitbit for dairy cows, designed to help farmers boost reproduction rates, improve herd health and optimize operations.
Anti-Grain up-sources domestic produce to provide fruit-and-vegetable-based cooking and baking ingredients that we can all thrive on.
Seamore has launched I sea pasta, 100% seaweed that looks like tagliatelle.
Imperfect is a produce delivery service that delivers a fully-customizable produce box to your door each week. And the best part? — Imperfect fruit and veggies are 30-50% less than grocery store prices!
Mint for Groceries. Automatically track grocery purchases, receive spoilage notifications and recipes to reduce the main causes of household food waste.
San Francisco 2016 | 3.5-Minute Pitch Companies
Salty Girl Seafood
Salty Girl Seafood was founded out of a love for the ocean and the belief that serving sustainable, traceable seafood dishes should be fun and easy. Read More
HarvestPort is a shared economy marketplace for seasonally-used agricultural equipment.
Soliculture helps reduce the capital costs associated with greenhouse growing by integrating our solar technology into greenhouse roofs. Read More
Chapul is the introduction of edible insects into Western cuisine as a healthy and sustainable protein. Chapul has international distribution of an award winning line of gourmet energy bars containing a signature protein powder derived from crickets.
New Wave Foods
New Wave Foods is a leader in sustainable seafood. It is our mission to create food that is healthier for us and better for the environment while providing ingredients for outstanding culinary experiences.
In the Hawaiian language, Olakai means “health from the sea.” We’re building transformative technologies to bring tasty, healthy, and sustainably grown foods from our oceans to people everywhere.
Byte helps feed the millions of office workers stranded in food deserts. We use RFID-enabled refrigerators to sell fresh food 24/7. Team: Megan Mokri (Yahoo, Cornell, Haas MBA); Lee Mokri (Visa); Ben Purvis (Chevron, Haas MBA); Adam Sah (Buyers Best Friend, Google).
Vegetables, fruits, and nuts, oh my! Every Color bar is packed with a mouthwatering mix of nutrient-dense, plant-based foods. It’s like a farmer’s market in a bar.
San Francisco 2016 | 60-Second Pitch Companies
We build mobile software to streamline quality, safety, and compliance management across the food industry. We’re working with hundreds of organizations including national restaurant chains, major retailers, and two dozen government agencies. We’re based in San Francisco and were founded by a team from Harvard, Columbia and UCLA.
Six Foods | Chirps
We use crickets milled into a flour to make high protein tortilla chips (Chirps), because we want to normalize insect foods, starting with snacks to meat. The goal is to substitute animal protein with insect protein, thus converting livestock farming to insect farming. By doing so, we will reduce land & water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Willow Cup Inc.
Willow Cup is a better-for-you plant based dairy company that specializes in premium indulgences with cleaner labels. Willow’s vision is to own the top of your cup – more flavors and healthier options for your favorite beverage.
Waiakea™ Hawaiian Volcanic Water is the first triple bottom line premium bottled water of its kind to address consumer preferences and trends with its resonating and unparalleled attributes in the areas of Health, Sustainability, and Charity. Waiakea™s mission is to sustainably provide naturally healthy and delicious Hawaiian volcanic water, while contributing to and promoting clean water access and education to people in need in Hawaii and Sub-Saharan Africa.
ShopWell puts a nutrition expert in every pocket, making healthy grocery shopping easy. Our nutrition tracking and recommendation engine is changing how people shop.
Health inspection records are located in highly fragmented databases. Additionally, most U.S. counties have their own unique inspection scoring systems. Hazel Analytics uses software to automatically collect millions of health inspection records then applies a standardized format which is then packaged into an analytics suite that is sold to national chain restaurants on a subscription basis.
Maker of premium natural ferments.
True Made Foods
True Made Foods is making American food healthy again. We use fresh vegetables to naturally sweeten our products and drastically cut back on added sugar, providing you with a tasty healthy alternative.
New York City 2016 | Pitch Companies
DouxMatok has developed sugars with enhanced sweetness allowing for a considerable reduction in the consumption of sugars in foods and beverages. DouxMatok sugars have been successfully tested by leading global companies in baked products, morning cereals, dairy products, chocolates & other confectionery and in a number of beverages.
FreshTemp smart technology captures temperatures and operational task lists in real-time to digitize and improve food safety, reduce food waste, and simplify compliance in commercial kitchens. The FreshTemp system is composed of the FreshProbe, an instant capture Bluetooth thermometer, and FreshSense, wireless temperature sensors. These devices work in synchronization with the FreshTemp App (available for iOS and Android devices) and the FreshCloud for remote task and temperature reporting & management.
The Kakaxi project is a 21st century solution to the growing disconnect between farmers and consumer. Using technology we are bridging this gap and bringing the story of food production to the table. By pairing the farm-monitoring device with the smartphone, farmers can easily provide accurate updates and maintain significant contact with their consumers. With the power of communication, we can empower our farmers and instill a sense of appreciation and joy into the consumers who eat their food.
Sophie’s Kitchen is a food tech company using a patent-pending process to make our products out of pea protein and the superfood konjac root. We use innovative, superfood ingredients to develop delicious seafood alternatives for any occasion.
The Chaat Co
The Chaat Co is building a vibrant and fun brand that produces fresh and healthy snacks inspired by the diverse flavors and ingredients of Indian street snacks or “chaat”, translated and conveniently packaged for American consumers. The company seeks to emphasize transparency, global flavors that do not feel foreign, and healthy snacks that are anything but boring.
At NOA Relaxation we have combined cutting-edge scientific research with ancient traditions. The result is a beverage with natural herbs that contributes to less stress and increased focus. NOA Relaxation is made from natural ingredients and inspired by the purity of the Scandinavian nature.
Arable enables data-driven decisions in agriculture and natural resource management with Measurements that Matter.
Masienda pursues exceptional flavor in the execution of its core mission: to source, import and purvey the highest quality Latin ingredients and value-added products while creating a fair market that promotes agricultural biodiversity, sustainability and supports smallholder farmers in Mexico. Masienda purveys non-GMO maize, beans and chilies that celebrate provenance, flavor and culinary application. In 2016, Masienda will begin offering a catalog of value-added maize products, including heirloom tortillas, masa harina and chips.
Our “culinary experience in a box” has the potential to be the hottest brand in seafood, and shake up a category that has been frozen for far too long. People think cooking fish is hard. Now we do all the hard work, filling each box with clean fish and exciting flavors to make it easy to confidently cook great fish at home. We aim to bring new mouths to the category, help folks meet the USDA recommendations, support the most sustainable wild and farmed producers, and make seafood fun! Our customers love us. Retailers love us. We are ready to expand!
San Francisco, June 2015 Award Winners
Patrick’s Fine Foods is a company focused on delivering the highest quality probiotic food and beverage products, that happen to taste great. Patrick’s first product introduction is a line of sparkling soda waters, that are light, refreshing, and hydrating.
San Francisco, June 2015 | Pitch Companies
Tiny Farms is an agricultural technology company working to harness the natural efficiency of earth’s most efficient livestock – insects. We’re building the infrastructure for a new category of our food system – one that will play big part ensuring future food security.
Thistle is building a brand aimed at making eating nutritious, organic and local foods incredibly convenient and accessible.
We want to make fresh food more accessible!
NoukaTech provides actionable intelligence to a variety of agricultural industries strongly improving productivity of assets and driving higher returns. NoukaTech’s initial focus is the high-value specialty crops segment.
Noble Brewer is the only craft beer subscription service that works with home brewers to bring their masterpieces to life and ship them directly to craft beer lovers’ doors.
No Food Wasted
NoFoodWasted connects grocery inventory systems to consumer facing mobile apps to provide real-time deals for best before date products on consumers’ interest and location.
Matching people with food based on their preferences.
Corigin converts forest & farm waste into bio-sustainable products for farmers including broad spectrum organic pesticides and soil amendments that help growers cut water & fertilizer use, increase crop yield and sequester carbon for centuries.
MycoTechnology has created a food processing platform that uses gourmet fungi to improve the taste, value and nutritional characteristics of agricultural products (i.e. coffee, tea, chocolate, grains, stevia), eliminating the need for masking ingredients such as sugar, which will have a significant impact on reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes.
San Francisco, February 2015 Award Winners
What started as curiosity about urban farming has turned into a passion to Undo Food™ and reconnect families back to where it comes from through fun and delicious ready to grow and ready to eat products.
San Francisco, February 2015 | Pitch Companies
FarmX is solving problems in Food, Water, Education, Poverty and the Environment. By deploying FarmMap Soil we are creating an IT infrastructure for outdoor industrial farms.
Developers of industry-leading technologies that are redefining data acquisition, analysis, and translation for growers of fruit bearing trees and vines.
The Algae Factory
The Algae Factory addresses the need of alternatives to animal proteins and soy based products.
Rocket Brewing Company
Beer that makes you smart!
RapidBio Systems Inc.
RapidBio Systems is developing a fast (~10 minute) food borne bacteria pathogen detection system.
Back to the Roots
Back to the Roots is on a mission to make food personal again through its award-winning line of “ready-to-grow” and “ready-to-eat” products that include the Mushroom Farm, Water Garden, Garden-in-a-Can, Stoneground Flakes Cereal, and Breakfast Toppers.
Kuli Kuli is the first company to introduce moringa, a protein-rich green superfood, to the US market. Kuli Kuli's delicious Moringa Superfood Bars, Pure Moringa Powder and Moringa Green Energy Shots make it easy for Americans to get their greens on the go while planting moringa trees and supporting women farmers worldwide.
We'll donate 576 Coconut Lime Moringa Green Energy shots for the gift bags and display. They taste best chilled if that's possible but they're good either way. I'll have our Ops team send you a tracking number.
Cherrysh Inc is creating an all-natural, ZERO sugar added and bubbly drink that tastes good without giving you a sense of guilt!
It's simple: We make delicious foods with cricket flour. Cricket flour is a tasty source of sustainable nutrition, packed with protein, healthy fats and micronutrients. We start with sustainably raised crickets, which are slow roasted to bring out their nutty, toasted flavor. Then we mill them into a fine flour that becomes the basis of our delicious, high-protein baked goods and baking mixes.
BagIQ helps you make better informed decisions on purchases that impact your health, budget and lifestyle. We’d like to tell our story to inspire developers and companies to create the next wave of custom, personal apps by harnessing the power of passive purchase data connected to active and enhanced product data.