Driving Innovation & Entrepreneurship across Europe
Join Europe’s largest agrifood startup community to meet like-minded entrepreneurs solving global food system challenges with science and technology based innovations
We offer equity-free grants, funding, training programmes, networking and matchmaking events to help you launch, accelerate and scale up your business
Programme Applications are now closed
We will be launching some expert panel discussions and networking events soon so join our community to get involved when these are announced
Companies supported by EIT Food from early entrepreneurs to companies that we support in scaling internationally
Collaborative innovation projects with startups and EIT Food Partners
Million euros direct financial support in grants & investments in 2020 - including directly supporting those through Covid-19
Million euros external investments attracted by supported start-ups
We support you at all stages of your entrepreneurial journey
For aspiring entrepreneurs & newly formed startups in need of market validation >
For pre-seed funded startups, aiming to achieve pilot and investment readiness >
For ambitious scaleups, with a solid customer base, ready for global expansion >
By joining this community, what can I expect?
To join, it’s really easy. Simply register by submitting some basic information about yourself, and we will then keep you up to date on all our startup training programmes and events happening throughout the year. We collaborate with many leading organisations from all areas of the agrifood industry, who have been critical to the impact of this community since our programmes first launched in 2018.
How do I know which programme is right for me?
To qualify, all project teams and registered companies must first answer some programme eligibility questions. All you need to do is join our community and you will then be invited to answer these questions as soon as applications are open at the beginning of January. For more information about startup programme eligibility, you can also take a look at the information on our programme pages: The Seedbed Incubator, The EIT Food Accelerator Network and The RisingFoodStars
How can I join this network to work with organisations that can help develop my business innovation?
Once you’ve been selected for a programme, you will be granted lifelong access to our network, which is a collaboration of amazing startups, founders, investors, mentors, and talent coaches. EIT Food works in partnership with over 80 leading businesses, universities, and research organisations across Europe, who have launched many successful pilot projects across all of our key focus areas. The EIT Food Impact Fund has also been key in driving the business growth of our cohort teams and alumni.
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