After closing out 2016 with the biggest FoodBytes! yet in Boulder and our first international event in Sydney, we’re excited to work partner with Rabobank to continue that momentum into 2017. FoodBytes! will kick off in San Francisco in March, followed by New York in June, The Netherlands in May as part of F&A Next and Austin, Texas in October.
Part pitch competition, part networking event, FoodBytes! brings together the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering the future of food and ag. Since launching in 2015, more than 700 companies have applied to pitch to over 1,000 attendees at FoodBytes! events around the world.
The exact date and location of FoodBytes! San Francisco in March is being finalized. Applications are due by 11:59 PM PT on Friday, January 20, and selected companies will be notified by Monday, February 1, 2017.
“FoodBytes! was an incredible opportunity to gain valuable exposure and connections while working alongside inspiring startups and receiving feedback from experts at Rabobank. From FoodBytes! we have secured a few new retail accounts in the USA and received valuable advice on to how tackle the U.K. market.”
– Eli Cadesky, Co-Founder & CEO, One Hop Kitchen – FoodBytes! Boulder 2016 Finalist
“FoodBytes! curated a fantastic community whose connections just keep growing stronger… long after the event. Through FoodBytes!, we met companies that we are partnering with to solve some challenges in our business and got media exposure that helped land us new retail accounts.”
– Jacqueline Claudia, Co-Founder & CEO, LoveTheWild – FoodBytes! Brooklyn 2016 Finalist
“FoodBytes! provided a high profile, high energy venue to put HarvestPort in front of industry professionals and investors. We generated several follow-up meetings with investors from the event, as well as a few very fruitful meetings with industry folks.”
– Tim Koide, Co-Founder, HarvestPort – FoodBytes! SF 2016 Finalist
Looking for another way to take your food or ag business to the next level? Applications for the first cohort of Rabobank and RocketSpace‘s food and ag tech accelerator, TERRA, are now open! This first-of-its-kind accelerator brings the most disruptive food and ag startups together with progressive corporations to fuel cross-industry innovation. Food, food tech and agtech startups from around the world are encouraged to apply. Applications close on Wednesday, January 18.
Selected participants will take part in four month intensive program at RocketSpace’s campus in San Francisco designed to help you validate your products through pilot testing with collaborators, as well as meet corporate partners for potential investment opportunities. No financial equity is required to participate.