• 7 teams have been selected to join the Startupbootcamp FoodTech acceleration program
  • The 7 teams will be presented at the Demo Day on November 29th, at Station F in Paris
  • joins as Main Sponsor of Demo Day

Startupbootcamp FoodTech, the leading global accelerator of foodtech startups, the 7 startups (find the list below) from 6 countries that will participate in its next program and that will be officially presented at its 2018 Demo Day on November 29th at Station F in Paris. Givaudan, the global leader in flavours and fragrances, will join Danone and ShakeUp Factory as main sponsor of 2018 Demo Day.

The sponsorship has been announced at the end of the Startupbootcamp FoodTech Selection Days, a two-day event where 7 startups were selected to participate in the next program of the Rome based accelerator.

During the Selection Days, 18 top startups from 13 countries, were invited to present their companies to an audience of 100 highly qualified experts in the foodtech and agritech industries and to compete for one of the 7 spots in the next cohort of Startupbootcamp FoodTech.

“We are so proud to announce that, also this year, we have been able to identify some of the best startups in the global agrofood- industries,” said Peter Kruger, CEO and MD of Startupbootcamp FoodTech. “Now this cohort of 7 teams will go through a very intense three-month acceleration program, here in Rome, starting on September 10th. We can’t wait to take these companies to Station F in Paris on November 29th, for our Demo Day, to present them to an audience of investors and corporate executives from all over the ”.

Demo Day is the final day of Startupbootcamp FoodTech acceleration program that provides the graduating teams with a strong exposure to the global foodtech ecosystem and investment opportunities from a diverse set of partners, investors, corporates and venture capital firms. Givaudan is the third main sponsor to support 2018 Demo Day, joining with global foodtech leaders such as Danone and ShakeUpFactory.

“As the global leader in the flavour industry, it’s important for Givaudan to extend its presence and engagement in different food start-up ecosystems, where innovation is happening. Supporting Startupbootcamp FoodTech’s 2018 Demo Day gives us a opportunity to continue connecting and collaborating with foodtech startups that could transform the business and shape the future food and beverage industry landscape,” said Alexandre Bastos, Givaudan Flavour Director Adjacent Spaces. Corporate partners play a fundamental role in Startupbootcamp FoodTech acceleration program, which will kick off on September 10th, 2018 for the third time and will end with the Demo Day on November 29th, 2018.

Here is the full list of selected startups for the 2018 Startupbootcamp FoodTech cohort:


Country: India

Website: https://www.authenticook.com/

Description: Authenticook is connecting and travelers over unique culinary experiences hosted by local families. Traveling like a local was never made easier!

Video pitch: https://youtu.be/Uq2-Tijqmhs


Country: Italy

Website: http://www.bioerg.it/en/index.html

Description: BIOerg is able to commercialize a high molecular-weight dextran called NextDext. Nextdext is a high-quality, low-cost natural ingredient with many applications in nutraceutical and food industries.

Video pitch: https://youtu.be/bR6aKCbh7Ys


Country: United Kingdom

Website: https://farm-r.com

Description: Farm-r is a P2P/ 2B marketplace that allows farmers to share machinery and services. It aims to solve the machinery underutilization in the agriculture industry by providing on-demand access to machinery in just a few clicks.

Video pitch: https://youtu.be/qLTL6VZNaWE

Hotbox Food

Country: Italy

Website: http://hotboxfood.it/en/home-en/

Description: Hotbox invented a groundbreaking device & service for the food delivery sector. The device preserves hot and fresh food during the delivery while the service enables a scooter sharing platform.

Video pitch: https://youtu.be/Gha6-7VVIwM

Mushroom Cups

Country: Croatia

Website: https://mushroomcups.com

Description: Mushroom Cups is creating the mushroom infused coffee that naturally boosts and prolongs the coffee experience while minimizing the side effects. Taking advantage of the impressive power of mushrooms, Mushroom Cups is ready to disrupt the coffee industry!

Video pitch: https://youtu.be/7xCm6_dR5p8

Poirot Systems

Country: Estonia

Website: https://poirot.systems/

Description: Poirot Systems offers fast and flawless inventory management for the hospitality industry. Replacing manual labor done with pen and paper, Poirot Systems will help bars & kitchens save time, money, and paper while helping them to have a full grip on their operations.

Video pitch: https://youtu.be/EZZbwgVhBCA


Country: Spain

Website: https://vaartani.com

Description: Vaartani is building a pre-trained AI model, which can understand, classify and answer consumer queries related to packaged-food products. With Vaartani, brands will easily satisfy consumers’ need for information.

Video pitch: https://youtu.be/6GbKQk6WTEc

These 7 top leading foodtech startups have been selected among 696 applications received from 86 countries around the world. 17% of the applicants came from Italy, followed by the US (11%), (9%), France (5%), India (4%), the Netherlands (3%), Israel (3%), Germany (3%), Poland (3%) and Canada (1%).

During the announcement, a special mention was made also for the other two teams who had not yet been selected to the 2018 Startupbootcamp FoodTech acceleration program, but for which further due diligence will be required. These two teams are:

Berlin Green

Country: Germany

Website: https://www.berlingreen.tech

Description: Berlin Green introduces hydroponics and indoor gardening to our everyday life. Its modular, and cloud-integrated system will help you master indoor gardening without any effort.

Video pitch: https://youtu.be/Ls7T88cYVvk


Country: Russia

Website: https://www.ecopackproject.com

Description: Eco Pack provides biodegradable packaging films based on vegetable raw materials with a cost of 1$/kg. The company is here to reduce all the costs and the environmental contamination related to use of hydrocarbon plastics.



About Givaudan

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers all over the world. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the Company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

About Startupbootcamp FoodTech

Launched in 2016, Startupbootcamp FoodTech is the global foodtech accelerator program and the only program of its kind to attract industry-wide support. Based in Rome, its partners include Danone, Gambero Rosso, Monini, LVenture Group, M3 Investimenti and other investors. With 18 startups in its portfolio from 12 different countries, the accelerator program gives startups access to world-class industry expertise during an intensive three-month program. It is part of the global award-winning Startupbootcamp, a network of industry-focused startup accelerators. Visit https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/foodtech/ for more information.

About Startupbootcamp

Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp operates more than 20 industry-focused tech programmes across the world in locations including London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Berlin, Mumbai, Mexico City, New York and Singapore. Backed by an international network of mentors, investors and corporate partners, Startupbootcamp supports from early-stage founders to growth-stage companies. More than 600 companies have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp, of which 71% have raised combined of more than €331 million. For more information visit www.startupbootcamp.org

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