Applications for FoodBytes! are Closed

Deadline: September 6, 2022.

FoodBytes! is Rabobank’s discovery platform that helps startups validate and grow their businesses – and their impact – through global industry exposure, tailored mentorship, pitch refinement, and strategic connections with corporate & investors.

In 2022, FoodBytes! has moved beyond the pitch competition through continuous scouting and quarterly programs focused on three industry-validated themes: Meeting New Consumer Demand, New Modes of Production, and New Ways of Working.

Q3 THEME: New Ways of Working. We’re reimagining the role of the worker and conditions of the workplace by introducing new technologies that create more from less, including:

  • Robotics & Manufacturing Automation
  • New Food Distribution
  • Novel Food Processing
  • Upcycling
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Startup Application Criteria

  1. Robust, diverse team:

    Comprehensive domain and entrepreneurial experience.

  2. Sustained Industry Impact & Relevance:

    Demonstrated product market fit and alignment with scouting focus areas.

  3. Focus on people, profit, planet:

    Concept is focused on the triple bottom line

  4. Collaborative mindset:

    Demonstrated success or openness to working with strategic partners (industry leaders and investors)

  5. Validation to growth stage:

    Piloting technology or in market with product (Seed to Series B)


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.

Check out our Digital and Startup Program overview

Overview Deck

Startup Engagement

Q3 Application Period

July 26 - September 6

Q3 Startup Selection Date

September 29

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! Startup Program Deck here and learn how our tight-knit community stays connected and supported.

Reach out to us directly to join a startup scouting session

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