APPLICATIONS EVALUATION ON GOING

A GLOBAL FOODTECH ACCELERATOR
BASED IN MILAN

Every year, we select up to 10 best-of-breed startups to supercharge food innovation. We match them with our Corporate Partners business needs and together accelerate concrete industrial pilot projects in a 15-week program.

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WHO SHOULD APPLY

STARTUPS TAKING ON THESE TRENDS:

Groundbreaking midstream technologies

Quality & Traceability, Logistics & Transportation, Industry 4.0 & Robotics

Circular Economy

Upcycling, F&B Waste, Sharing Economy

Disruptive food & alternative beverage

Plant Based Proteins, Invitro Cell Culture, Superfood & Alternative Ingredients, Space F&B

Agritech

Precision farming, Animal health, Vertical & indoor farming, Automated vehicles

Healthy Lifestyle

Precision nutrition & coaching, Meal substitutes, Supplements, Unhealthy substances replacements

A(automated) commerce

Direct-to-consumer, In store tech & cloud retail, New delivery vehicles

Data driven insight

Taste sensing systems, Big data analytics, Crowd based insights

Innovative packaging

Sustainable packaging, Smart & connected packaging, Experience & premium packaging, Active packaging

Do it yourself

Urban farming, Integrated meal kit, Home-made production

Internet of Food

3D & 4D printed food, Virtual assistants, Connected kitchen

HOW IT WORKS

01.
ENGAGE WITH OUR NETWORK BEFORE STARTING THE PROGRAM

International Roadshow
Meet us during tech and innovation events, industry leading conferences, and by direct referral of Deloitte network of investors, mentors, and partners. Follow the #FTARoadshow on LinkedIn and Instagram

Live interviews
Shortlisted startups will be meeting our selection committee in charge of selecting the best up to 10 teams to access the program

02.
AN INTENSIVE 15 WEEK PROGRAM

A hands-on learning experience and out-of-the-building approach
Successfully transform ideas into innovative products. This program takes startups from Business Model Consolidation to Validation & Prototyping aiming at Fundraising & Go-to-Market success

Work directly with expert mentors
Selected startups will validate and scale their business faster thanks to mentors from both Corporate Partners and Deloitte that enable MVP and PoC testing

03.
ACCELERATE FAST!

Rock the stage at the DemoDay
A few moments in front of carefully selected investors and a whole new food community keen to drive selected startups to the next stage

Boost network connections
Learn from cross-functional and cross-contaminated teams of Corporate executives, experienced consultants, entrepreneurs, scientists, private investors and venture capitalists (VCs)

TIMELINE

JUNE 2019

Call is open!

30TH SEPTEMBER 2019

Application close

OCTOBER 2019

Application evaluation

NOV – DEC 2019

Startup On-boarding

JANUARY 2020

Program Start

MAY 2020

Demo day

WHAT YOU’RE GONNA GET

CORPORATE ACCESS

Speed up your go-to-market thanks to our committed partners

INVESTORS NETWORK

Gain access to up to 1 M€ in follow-on already committed investments

SMART MONEY

Access to cash contribution and services in exchange for up to 6% of your equity.

EUROPEAN ECOSYSTEM

Hop in a newly created ecosystem on Food + Innovation with international mentors

DELOITTE APPROACH

Leverage on a globally recognized consulting approach and worldwide network

DEDICATED HUB

Open the doors of a space in Milan to taste your products with partners’ facilities