SomaDetect, the 43North winner that makes sensor equipment for dairy farmers, is getting a financial boost from the diary industry’s biggest dairy processors.
If you’ve ever tried your hand at home juicing — or watched a local spot make you juice to order — you probably noticed that a lot of pulp gets left behind. Some larger juiceries have partners that can take the pulp to use for animal feed or compost, but many smaller juiceries end up just throwing it away since they don’t have the resources to get it to farmers.
Another FoodBytes! competition took place in NYC last week, giving 19 food and agriculture startups the opportunity to pitch their innovations to investors. AI dairy company SomaDetect took home the top prize: Judges’ Choice Award.
Food and agriculture startups focused on reducing waste, using artificial intelligence to deliver higher food, and offering more sustainable and plant-based options, took center stage at Rabobank’s FoodBytes! pitch competition and networking event in New York City last week.
Disruptive sustainable food and agriculture entrepreneurs showed the audience what the future of food could look like at FoodBytes! NYC, top photo. SomaDetect, Winnow and Wasteless took home the three top awards for their cutting-edge technologies – aiming to reduce food waste throughout the supply chain and produce better quality milk.