Open call for Mentors & Evaluators

Feb 23, 2023

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EIT Food RisingFoodStars (RFS) is looking for experts with the objective of establishing a database of mentors to our scaleups (members of the RFS programme in 2023) and evaluators to the 2023 applications for RisingFoodStars programme.

If you are interested in:

  • Accessing a pan-European agrifood network (startups, corporates, and universities),
  • Raising your profile and increase your visibility,
  • Getting the opportunity to be invited to attend or speak in our events and workshops,
  • Getting the opportunity to meet the best startups and scaleups in the ecosystems,
  • Contributing to their growth journey and have an impact on a future-fit food ecosystem.

We are looking for the following knowledge and skills:


We require our mentors to showcase a strong background in one or several of the following:

  • commercialisation of innovative products and services (or processes);
  • definition of market and consumer needs in the agrifood sector;
  • business plan and revenue forecasting/pricing;
  • consumer analysis and customer acquisition;
  • intellectual property;
  • production and supply chain;
  • sales and route to market;
  • legal and regulatory;
  • marketing and communication;
  • investment and fundraising;
  • leadership;
  • human resources and re-organisation;
  • public affairs;
  • Any other expertise relevant to scaleups.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken);
  • Collaborative mindset and ability to work well with a team;
  • Pedagogical approach and willingness to share knowledge and support young entrepreneurs.


Experts applying as evaluators to RisingFoodStars needs to demonstrate deep expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Proven experience in at least one of the three EIT Food Missions:
    • Mission Area 1: Healthier Lives through Food 
    • Mission Area 2: Net-Zero Food Systems 
    • Mission Area 3: A Fully Transparent, Resilient and Fair Food System 
  • Proven experience in Go to market / Commercial readiness / business development
  • Overall startup and scaleup environment knowledge

Read our terms and conditions here (Opens in new tab)

Join our pool of mentors and evaluators by applying here:

Application deadline:

Mentors: 31 March 2023

Evaluators: 12 March 2023


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

Launch - Seedbed Incubator

Accelerate - EIT Food Accelerator Network

Scale - RisingFoodStars

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