FoodTech Accelerator 2020

We are a global accelerator focused on supercharging food innovation

Overview

Sep 30
FoodTech Accelerator
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Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Food and beverage

Every year, we select up to 10 of the best startups worldwide to boost food innovation. Together with our Corporate Partners and their business needs we build and accelerate concrete industrial pilot projects in a 15-week program.


WHO SHOULD APPLY

STARTUPS FOCUSING ON:

  • Groundbreaking midstream technologies
    Blockchain & Traceability, Quality & Food Safety, Logistics & Connected Transportation, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Automation
  • Circular Economy
    Upcycling, F&B Waste Reduction Systems, Sharing Economy
  • Disruptive food & alternative beverage
    Plant-based Proteins, Cellular Agriculture, Superfood & Alternative Ingredients, Space F&B
  • Agtech & Sustainable Agriculture
    Genomics & Biotech, Farm Management Systems & Sustainable Models, Farm Robotics, Mechanization & Precision Farming, Vertical & Indoor Agriculture
  • Food as Medicine
    Superfood & functional Ingredients, Precision nutrition & nutrigenomics, Unhealthy substances /Meal replacements
  • A(automated) commerce
    B2B Online Marketplaces & Cloud Services, D2C & Social Commerce Solutions, New Delivery Platforms & Technologies
  • Data-driven insight
    Big data analytics & AI, Crowdsourced insights, Taste sensing systems
  • Innovative packaging
    Sustainable Packaging, Recycled Polymers & Edible Packaging, Smart & Connected Packaging, AR, Active Packaging
  • Do it yourself
    learning & Sharing, Urban farming, Meal Kits & Ready to Eat
  • IN-STORE & RESTAURANT TECH
    3D & 4D printed food, Cloud retailing & visual recognition, Customer engagement & order management tech, Smart appliances & robotics

HOW IT WORKS

01. ENGAGE WITH OUR NETWORK BEFORE STARTING THE PROGRAM

International Roadshow
Sign up for our digital events and virtual pitches, come and meet us during tech and innovation events, industry-leading conferences, or by direct referral from Deloitte’s network of investors, mentors, and partners. Follow the #FTARoadshow on LinkedIn and Instagram

Live interviews
The shortlisted startups will meet with our committee in charge of selecting up to 10 of the best teams to access the program

02. AN INTENSIVE 15 WEEK PROGRAM

A hands-on learning experience and out-of-the-building approach
Successfully transform ideas into innovative products. This program takes startups from Business Model Consolidation to Validation & Prototyping aiming at Fundraising & Go-to-Market success

Work directly with expert mentors
Thanks to our Corporate Partners, ecosystem gurus and Deloitte experts, the selected startups will rapidly validate and scale their business as well as fast-track MVP and PoC testing

03. ACCELERATE FAST!

Rock the stage at the DemoDay
Present to a vast array of food tech players including carefully selected investors and corporates keen to drive the selected startups to the next level

Boost network connections
Learn from cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams of corporate executives, experienced consultants, entrepreneurs, scientists, private investors and venture capitalists (VCs)


TIMELINE

JUNE 2020 – Applications Open

30TH SEPTEMBER 2020 – Applications Close

OCTOBER 2020 – Startup Selection

NOV – DEC 2020 – Startup On-boarding

JANUARY 2021 – Program Starts

MAY 2021 – Demo Day


WHAT YOU GET

CORPORATE ACCESS
Speed up your go-to-market timeline thanks to our committed partners

INVESTORS NETWORK
Gain access to up to 1 M€ in follow-on already committed investments

EQUITY FREE
There is no equity or need for payment to the program to participate. The corporate partners may want to invest and agree to the terms prior to the program.

GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM
Hop in a newly created, international, mentor-filled ecosystem on Food Innovation

DELOITTE APPROACH
Leverage on a globally recognized consulting approach and worldwide network

DEDICATED HUB
Open the doors of your office in Milan and test your products in our partners’ facilities

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