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Learn About Our Pitch Program
Following a successful all-virtual program in 2020, FoodBytes! will remain a virtual experience in 2021, continuing to deliver on its mission to build lasting connections between forward- thinking startups, corporates and investors in food and agriculture.
Our continuous startup scouting process and application window will take place from January – May. In partnership with our members, we will select 45 startups to participate in FoodBytes! Pitch 2021, announcing the cohort in August. The program will take place across three weeks between October and November, culminating in a livestreamed pitch competition.Learn more
2021 Pitch Programming
The top 45 are selected to pitch from hundreds of applicants across FoodTech, Agtech and CPG sectors.
1:1 mentoring and group workshops on topics like route to market, investment strategy, and corporate collaboration.
Startup Pitch Sprints
45 startups pitching in front of investors, corporates and an expert panel of judges, with 15 emerging as finalists.
Live-streamed public production of final 15 pitches
Applying to Pitch
Are you an entrepreneur with a robust, diverse team? Do you have a validated business model with a focus on sustainability (people, profit planet)? Are you open to cross-collaboration, partnerships and critical feedback? Is your business validation to growth stage? Then FoodBytes! is calling your name…
Of all the startup programs, FoodBytes! Pitch is the most impactful with tangible results and an ongoing community of support.
FoodBytes! and Rabobank’s existing client connections fill a gap for F&A startups. Their deep insights into opaque markets we operate in has been invaluable, and connections for later investment rounds mean we can achieve a high valuation from investors.
Foodbytes! brings us a look at the cutting-edge technology and what’s been innovative within the food industry. It opens our eyes to where the industry is going.