The USA Pavilion at Expo Milano announced its food business incubator Feeding the Accelerator in March, 2015 at the first international food tech conference and expo Seeds&Chips. Yesterday, at a press conference at EXPO Milano in Milan, the program unveiled 10 startups from around the world that have been accepted into the program (list below).
Feeding the Accelerator is curated by AtelierSlice and Microsoft in partnership with FedEx, PepsiCo, Illy and Copernico. The three month program will offer its selected startups mentorship, workshops, lectures and networking support. It aims to “create synergies between an entire ecosystem of disciplines around food,” reads its press release.
Five out of the ten participating startups pitched at the Seeds&Chips pitch competition in March. They include Mintscraps, Pnat, Cookbooth, Ice Dreams and GreenOnyx. “We are very happy to collaborate with the USA Pavilion and Microsoft and support these wonderful projects,” Seeds&Chips producer Marco Gualtieri tells us. “We are proud…of this wonderful achievement and look forward to next year (May 11-14, 2016) [the 2nd annual Seeds&Chips] when the magic will happen all over again.”
Want to learn more about Feeding the accelerator? Check out our Q&A with curator Johan Jörgensen. Want to learn more about Seeds&Chips and get a sense of what to expect next year? Don’t miss our recap of our magical experience: ‘Seeds&Chips Propels International Food Tech Ecosystem‘.