FoodBytes! Pitch, Rabobank’s discovery and networking program that builds lasting connections between sustainable food and Ag startups, corporates and investors, is a multi-week virtual engagement spanning from mid-October through early December.

We believe a diversity of products, people and ideas will drive the future of food and ag innovation, and our virtual offering aims to champion global cross-collaboration. Welcoming 45 startups from around the world, FoodBytes! Pitch consists of private mentorship sessions, one-on-one connections and media opportunities for selected startups and partners, spanning four days. Selected by an industry-leading panel of judges, 15 of the 45 startups advance to the final stage of the program – a live-streamed public pitch competition.


Pitch 2021 Program Schedule

Virtual Onboarding & Orientation Day
Tues-Thurs: 10:00am - 2pm EST
Mentor Sessions, Case Study Panels, Trend Talks
Pitches Submitted Virtually
October 20
Judges Deliberation
October 21
Startups Notified
12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Livestreamed Pitch Competition (15 Finalists)

2021 Members

We are thrilled to welcome this year’s FoodBytes! Pitch Members, a mix of influential global food and agriculture companies, investors and service providers.

BFG Partners

BFG is a venture capital firm that seeks partnerships with early stage food and beverage consumer product companies. We look to invest alongside passionate founders with an exceptional product(s), a disruptive and distinguished brand, and a clearly defined strategy. BFG seeks partnerships with organizations that are making positive environmental and social contributions, both locally and globally. 


“Albaugh –Your Alternative” is the short way to describe what we are all about. We create and supply crop protection products used by farmers across the globe thereby making their farming operations more economical. We are ultimately helping produce and secure an affordable supply of food to help feed and support the population of the world. 

Bolthouse Farms
CGC Ventures

CGC Ventures leverages Continental Grain’s 200+ years of global operating & investing expertise across food and agriculture. Our interests are agricultural efficiency via ag biotechnology and digital technology, animal health, evolving consumer diets, supply chain efficiency and traceability. 

Cleveland Avenue

DLL, a proud member of the Rabobank Group, is a leading provider of equipment and technology financing to the Agriculture and Food industries. Drawing on deep industry knowledge, DLL creates sustainable finance solutions for asset and input manufacturers, dealers and end users in over 30 countries.

Endurance Investments
General Mills

Germin8 Ventures
Grupo Bimbo
Grupo Nutec
Holland & Hart
Hormel Foods
iSelect Fund

Morrison Foerster
Rabo Agri Innovation Fund
S2G Ventures
Schreiber Foods
Step Two Advisors
Supply Change Capital
Tate & Lyle

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