Team Up! Find your perfect co-founder – Applications are now closed

Apr 4, 2022

TeamUp - Find your perfect co-founder

Find your business co-founder or team member who could help you build an impactful agrifood startup.

Do you have an impactful agrifood solution but you are struggling to commercialise it?


Do you have entrepreneurial business skills and you would like to find innovative technologists with proven research or prototypes to commercialise?

It’s a known fact that impactful startups with strong teams are better placed to commercialise promising agrifood solutions. We look to bridge the gap between the number of innovative agrifood technologies developed at universities and the number of such technologies reaching the market. 

Applications are now open for the EIT Food TeamUp!  – a programme for early stage startups and technologists 

TeamUp is a 7-month programme that matches leading technologists with entrepreneurial business professionals and supports them on their journey to co-create truly impactful agrifood ventures.

We find and match up brilliant innovators with compatible and complementary profiles.

how to find a startup co-founder

Team Up provides important tools and support to build your startup including expert guidance, world-class training, mentorship, networking and funding. New teams formed will be nurtured to create strong co-founder relationships with aligned purpose and values.

To check which countries are eligible and to learn more about Team Up, please visit the programme page, or join our online Info session on April 8:

APPLY as a Tech Founder – Deadline April 14th 2022

APPLY as a Business Professional – Deadline June 3rd 2022

N.B Applicants accepted to both the Seedbed Incubator and Team Up programmes this year, will be able to participate in both programmes simultaneously. 

The programme aims to attract open-minded and committed people who are great problem solvers and team players. Diversity brings fresh perspectives so we’re looking for co-founders with different genders, ages, backgrounds and ethnicity who both have a passion for agrifood and building impactful startups that can improve our food system.


Application deadline extended ONLY for Seedbed until April 10 23:59 CET

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Accelerate - EIT Food Accelerator Network

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