Apply To Pitch at FoodBytes! SF 2019

March 28, 2019

Application Deadline: 11:59 PM PST  – Sunday, December 16

Why Apply: Connections, Knowledge and Resources for Startups

Fifteen selected startups will participate in the two-day San Francisco program, and become part of the FoodBytes! alumni community. Resources for participating startups include:


  • A full-day mentorship immersion led by industry experts on fundraising, branding, research trends, legal and go-to-market strategy
  • One-on-one conversations with mentors and direct feedback on products, technologies and pitches
  • Valuable in-person networking opportunities with corporate leaders, investors, influencers and peers
  • Ongoing support from Rabobank Food and Agriculture (F&A) experts
  • Access to the community of FoodBytes! alumni
  • Join an alumni network of 230+ cutting edge startups

Prizes and Benefits for Winning Startups

The 15 companies selected to pitch at FoodBytes! will compete to win: 


  • Valuable business consultation services
  • Access to Rabobank research reports
  • The opportunity to pitch and network with leading F&A executives at Rabobank’s Annual Food & Agriculture Summit in New York City in November 2019. 
  • Innovation experiences in New York in conjunction with Rabobank’s North American Summit

Pitching at Foodbytes last year launched us on a trajectory that we couldn't have imagined. Since then, the company has grown 4x, launched new collaborations with restaurants like Dig Inn and Eleven Madison Park, been profiled in Popular Mechanics magazine and joined the 2018 cohort of Techstars NYC. We couldn't have done it without Foodbytes!

Ethan Frisch

Co-Founder, Burlap & Barrel

FoodBytes! was an absolute goldmine for us from a business development perspective and an entrepreneurial stand point. We gained knowledge, experience and above all great validation for our technology and what we’ve accomplished thus far.

Francois Pagé

Vice-President Marketing & Sales, Amazstev Inc

Application Criteria

  • Team / Management: Exceptional domain and entrepreneurial experience
  • Business Model: Company has a strong view on its revenue model, competitors, how to scale, customer acquisition and cost base. Company knows its margins and how it can improve as it scales
  • Market Opportunity: High growth market opportunity and high barriers to entry
  • Product Innovation: Concept is a game-changing approach to solving a problem or gap in the market
  • Production Validation & Traction: Team is on track or building a successful business and is building something that consumers or the industry needs / wants. Company was able to raise external funds
  • Sustainability / Social Impact: Concept is focused on the triple bottom line: people, profit and planet

FoodBytes! SF 2019 Application Form

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Select the Rabobank sustainability pillar that your business is most aligned with.
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Have you applied for FoodBytes! and/or Rabobank's accelerator TERRA before?
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Tell us about your team's background and expertise. Why is your team uniquely positioned to succeed? (max 200 words)
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What is your revenue model, and how do you plan to scale? (max 300 words)
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What is the market opportunity (including addressable market), and who are your competitors and are there any barriers to entry? (max 300 words)
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Tell us more about your differentiating factor/competitive advantage. What is truly innovative about your product? (max 300 words)
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Tell us more about what your product validation and traction looks like (i.e. growth, distribution, velocity, customer acquisition, commercial pilots). (max 300 words)
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How is your company focused on sustainability and / or social impact? Are you specifically focused on one of Rabobank's sustainability pillars: nutrition, earth, waste or stability? Please elaborate on why if so. (max 200 words)
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Who will be pitching if you are selected?
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Who are the founders?
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What does the ownership structure of your company look like? (200 words max)
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Tell us about your fundraising history. Are you currently raising or did you raise previously? If so, tell us more about the round size and participating investors. (max 200 words)
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What are your current needs (i.e. financing, advisory, strategic partnerships) and what are you hoping to get out of pitching at FoodBytes! if selected? (max 200 words)
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