Guided by the passion and support of our incredible partners and sponsors, FoodBytes! has hosted 10 events around the world, propelled 170+ cutting-edge start-ups and built a robust community of investors, executives, media and entrepreneurs. Today, at Rabobank’s Annual F&A Summit, we’re delighted to announce that the FoodBytes! family is continuing to grow in 2018.
ADM, Holland & Hart and Hain Celestial are continuing as sponsors for FoodBytes! events in 2018 which will include San Francisco (March 1), Montreal (May 16) and New York City (late Fall). Leading Canadian dairy producer, Agropur will also be joining the FoodBytes! family bringing hundreds of years of Dairy sector leadership and expertise. FoodBytes! pitch alum, PieShell will continue supporting sponsorship, along with Fresh Ideas Group (FIG) and Food+Tech Connect. This year they will be joined for the first time by The Intertwine Group.
Holland & Hart and ADM have been a part of the FoodBytes! family since 2016, while Hain Celestial joined in 2017. All three organizations provide hand-on guidance to the FoodBytes! pitch companies through their roles as mentors and/or judges. “Meeting different mentors from all different backgrounds has been such an incredible resource, and as a company we’ve made incredible connections”, said FoodBytes! SF 2017 award winner Serena Hollmeyer Taylor of Evaptainers.
The FoodBytes! team is honoured and humbled to collaborate with companies who share our mission to discover and empower the most innovative food and ag entrepreneurs and connect them with the resources they need to thrive.
We work hand-in-hand with our sponsors to find and best and brightest ideas across CPG, food tech and agtech. Together, we are providing a safe haven for the most promising startups to receive the mentorship, connections and capital they need to thrive. Are you interested in joining the FoodBytes! family? Please get in touch here.
Holland & Hart
Holland & Hart is a national law firm headquartered in Denver, CO. The firm has a strong food and beverage practice and has been part of the industry for decades. They help clients through the entire lifecycle of a company’s growth and pride themselves on working with natural and organic products.
ADM has been feeding food businesses for nearly 115 years with plant-based proteins, whole-food ingredients and product development expertise. We match your idea to the right ingredients—helping food developers and entrepreneurs get to market faster great-tasting, nutritious foods that consumers love.
ADM is an industry-leading specialty ingredients provider offering an ever-expanding catalog of flavorful, colorful, functional, nutritious and whole-food ingredients through its WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients (WFSI) business unit. Whether developers and entrepreneurs are looking for a single ingredient, custom ingredient blend or a complete product solution, we can help them get to market faster with great-tasting, nutritious foods consumers purchase time and time again.
The Hain Celestial Group
The Hain Celestial Group , Inc. is a leading organic, natural and better-for-you products company. As a company, Hain Celestial is focused on growing their business by delivering new and sustainable concepts to consumers and are supporting innovation and entrepreneurs in food and agriculture. As an official FoodBytes! sponsor, Hain Celestial directly align to create and inspire A Healthier Way of Life™.
Founded in 1938 in Québec (Canada), Agropur dairy cooperative is joining the FoodBytes! family in 2018, bringing 80 years of dairy sector leadership and expertise. Agropur, which is the largest dairy-processing cooperative in North America and ranked among the Top 20 Global Dairy in the world, never stops innovating and sees innovation as a guiding principle within the organization. With its accelerator INNO ACCEL, Agropur seeks to reinvent dairy together with the bests startups! Better Dairy. Better World.
Crowdfunding for food and beverage entrepreneurs.
The Intertwine Group
The Intertwine Group helps emerging food and beverage brands grow. We design and execute customized route-to-market and go-to-market strategies that build velocity, gain distribution, and win share of stomach. Our approach creates growing brands that are sustainable and investable.
Fresh Ideas Group
FIG in 1995 with a vision: build a marketing firm that fills the communications gap between the organic industry, retailers and consumers with effective and powerful storytelling that needs no spin — ever. We excel in the areas of public relations, branding, marketing communications and social media. Our clients’ missions drive us and we accelerate their stories, traditionally and digitally, in a refreshingly unconventional way.
Food+Tech Connect gives innovators the tech and business insights, connections and skills they need to transform the food industry through its website, newsletters, events, consulting and business courses. Join the community @foodtechconnect.
Boulder Food Group
Boulder Food Group seeks partnerships with early stage food and beverage consumer product companies. BFG works alongside exceptional entrepreneurs to ensure the business is able to deliver sustainable growth and outperform its competitors.