THE CALL FOR THE 3RD EDITION OF THE FOODTECH ACCELERATOR IS NOW CLOSED

A GLOBAL FOODTECH ACCELERATOR
IN MILAN

Every year, we select up to 10 of the best startups worldwide to boost food innovation. Together with our Corporate Partners and their business needs we build and accelerate concrete industrial pilot projects in a 15-week program.

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WHO SHOULD APPLY

STARTUPS FOCUSING ON:

Groundbreaking midstream technologies

Blockchain & Traceability, Quality & Food Safety, Logistics & Connected Transportation, Industry 4.0, Robotics, Automation

Circular Economy

Upcycling, F&B Waste Reduction Systems, Sharing Economy

Disruptive food & alternative beverage

Plant Based Proteins, Cellular Agriculture, Superfood & Alternative Ingredients, Space F&B

Agtech & Sustainable Agriculture

Genomics & Biotech, Farm Management Systems & Sustainable Models, Farm Robotics, Mechanization & Precision Farming, Vertical & Indoor Agriculture

Food as Medicine

Superfood & functional Ingredients, Precision nutrition & nutrigenomics, Unhealthy substances /Meal replacements

A(automated) commerce

B2B Online Marketplaces & Cloud Services, D2C & Social Commerce Solutions, New Delivery Platforms & Technologies

Data driven insight

Big data analytics & AI, Crowd sourced insights, Taste sensing systems

Innovative packaging

Sustainable Packaging, Recycled Polymers & Edible Packaging, Smart & Connected Packaging, AR, Active Packaging

Do it yourself

learning & Sharing, Urban farming, Meal Kits & Ready to Eat

IN-STORE & RESTAURANT TECH

3D & 4D printed food, Cloud retailing & visual recognition, Customer engagement & order management tech, Smart appliances & robotics

HOW IT WORKS

01.
ENGAGE WITH OUR NETWORK BEFORE STARTING THE PROGRAM

International Roadshow
Sign up for our digital events and virtual pitches, come and meet us during tech and innovation events, industry-leading conferences, or by direct referral from Deloitte’s network of investors, mentors, and partners. Follow the #FTARoadshow on LinkedIn and Instagram

Live interviews

The shortlisted startups will meet with our committee in charge of selecting up to 10 of the best 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
Thanks to our Corporate Partners, ecosystem gurus and Deloitte experts, the selected startups will rapidly validate and scale their business as well as fast-track MVP and PoC testing

03.
ACCELERATE FAST!

Rock the stage at the DemoDay
Present to a vast array of food tech players including carefully selected investors and corporates keen to drive the selected startups to the next level

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

TIMELINE

JUNE 2020

Applications Open

14TH OCTOBER 2020

Applications Close

OCTOBER 2020

Startup Selection

NOV – DEC 2020

Startup On-boarding

JANUARY 2021

Program Starts

MAY 2021

Demo Day

WHAT YOU GET

CORPORATE ACCESS

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

INVESTORS NETWORK

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

EQUITY FREE

There is no equity or need for payment to the program to participate. The corporate partners may want to invest and agree to the terms prior to the program.

GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM

Hop in a newly created, international, mentor-filled ecosystem on Food Innovation

DELOITTE APPROACH

Leverage on a globally recognized consulting approach and worldwide network

DEDICATED HUB

Open the doors of your office in Milan and test your products in our partners’ facilities