Mad Agriculture comes away winner from FoodBytes! pitch competition

Mad Agriculture, a Boulder-based startup, won Rabobank’s FoodBytes! Boulder pitch competition’s Judges Choice award for its method of cultivating insects on food waste that can be used as food for animals, replacing ingredients such as soy and fishmeal.

Mad Ag, co-founded by Phil Taylor, Xavier Rojas and Rob Walcott, beat out nine other companies to win the award. It won an invitation to attend Rabobank’s Client Appreciation Events at Cipriani Wall Street in December to pitch to the audience of C-Suite executives from leading food and agriculture companies.

It also will receive legal-consultation services from law firm Holland & Hart; branding consultation with the experts at Nucleus Maximus, focusing on how best to reach consumers through branding and packaging; and consultation with Force Brands on how to recruit and build a team.


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