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The FoodBytes! Startup Experience

FoodBytes! offers quarterly program that helps startups validate and grow their businesses – and their impact – through global industry exposure, tailored mentorship sessions, individualized strategic connections with corporates and investors, pitch refinement and media visibility. It is supported by the vast global Rabobank network, and a community of mission-driven alumni entrepreneurs.


Startup Quarterly Timeline

Q1 Application Period

January 24 - February 28

Q1 Startup Selection Date

April 1

Q1 Startup Onboarding & Mentor Day

April 12

(Startups notified of selection in August)

Q2 Application Period

April 15 - May 30

(up to 4 hour commitment per day)

Q2 Startup Selection Date

June 30

(15 finalist startups only)

Q2 Startup Onboarding & Mentor Day

July 12

(15 finalist startups only)

Q3 Application Period

July 15 - September 6

Q3 Startup Selection Date

September 26

Q3 Startup Onboarding & Mentor Day

October 12


Stay in the Know

If you’re an entrepreneur interested in learning more, here’s how you can become an active member of our ecosystem:

Create a profile in our Digital hub

You’ll be continuously discoverable by global corporates and investors.

Want to know more about the value of joining our FoodBytes! Alum community?

Download the FoodBytes! Overview Deck here and learn how our tight-knit community stays connected and supported.

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