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The Fi Europe Startup Innovation Challenge has already helped several industry newcomers successfully launch innovative new products and services.
This unique opportunity is well recognised as a valuable resource for up-and-coming tastemakers in the industry. With staggeringly high failure rates for startups (90% according to Investopedia), we know that it's crucial to connect with the right partners and gain brand exposure early on. This challenge offers the ideal platform for your business to do just that, while also providing invaluable support from experienced professionals.
Don't settle for being part of the 90% of startups that fail! Give your business the edge it needs to become part of the future of food.
Gain international exposure
Build valuable industry connections
Get support from leading experts
Accelerate your business ideas
The Fi Europe Startup Innovation Challenge will take place on 27 and 28 November 2023.
Judging will take place offsite alongside the Future of Nutrition Summit on 27 November, behind closed doors.
Live pitches will be delivered at the Innovation Hub on 28 November.
Judges: Investors, accelerators and regulatory experts
All shortlisted startups will have access to the Startup Lounge, situated in the heart of the exhibition. This will give them the chance to network and do business for the 3 days of the show.
The winners will be announced on 28th November at the end of the pitch sessions at the Innovation Hub.
Category 1: Most Innovative Food or Beverage Ingredient
Category 2: Most Innovative Plant-Based or Alternative Ingredient
Category 3: Most Innovative Processing Technology or Technology platform
Category 4: Most Innovative Service, or AI Solution Supporting F&B
Jury's Choice Award: Most Innovative Sustainable Solution
Deadline: 8 September 2023
The Fi Europe Startup Innovation Challenge is judged and assesed each year by an esteemed jury of industry professionals.
Eline Boot - Foodbytes by Rabobank - Head of Partnerships
Sandra Einerhand - Einerhand Science & Innovation - Nutrition Consultant
Itziar Ortega - Eatable Adventures - Senior VP Global Operations
Nicolas Carbonnelle – Bird & Bird LLP – Partner
Susanne Steghoefer - Givaudan International SA - Research Scientist