This is a sponsored post by FoodBytes! by Rabobank.
Calling all food innovation nerds! FoodBytes! by Rabobank is making its Canadian debut on May 16, and today, we’re psyched to share the 20 startups selected to pitch.
From data-driven apiary management and seafood by-catch reduction tech to sparkling superfood beverages and single origin pantry staples, the innovators below are pioneering a more sustainable future.
Here (Carol Stream, IL) brings people closer to food, through food, by making locally-sourced, locally-produced, and locally-distributed foods and beverages in the Midwest.
Impactful Health Research (Montreal, QC) develops biomaterial-based solutions for the food and health industries.
IOK Labs (Moon Township, PA) is building an AI+ML based solution- Klove, that will change the way we cook at home with a vision to bring back home cooking for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Motorleaf (Montreal, QC) is a Proven Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for controlled environment agriculture; if you can Monitor, Control and Predict – you can redefine crop automation for the world.
Nectar (Montreal, QC) offers a data-driven apiary management platform to assist beekeepers in keeping their honey bees healthy and productive to answer the rising need for pollination services, using sensors and AI.
Oatbox (Montreal, QC) is a breakfast subscription company founded in Montreal in 2014 that handcrafts and delivers nutritious and healthful breakfast products in a convenient monthly box to its subscribers across North America.
Partake Brewing (Calgary, AB) makes craft non-alcoholic beer that’s “alcohol free and beer lover approved”.
Pod Foods (San Francisco, CA) is the first software-enabled food distributor designed to bring good food to retailers across the nation at a fraction of the current cost.
Smart Catch (Woodside, CA) provides sustainable seafood technologies to reduce by-catch waste, combat Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing and promote global sustainable seafood markets.
Ukko Agro‘s (Toronto, ON) ecosystem enables farmers to optimize pesticide usage to achieve better crop yield, while integrating with on-farm tools to track, analyse and quantify sustainability achieved.
AmazStev Lifestyle Brands (Montreal, QC) (“AmazStev”) is a food ingredient company focused on the development, production and commercialization of AmazStev® UltraDulce™, a portfolio of novel, natural, calorie-free and bitter-free Stevia extract sweeteners that enable food and beverage manufacturers to develop clean- label, great-tasting, sugar-free products for health conscious consumers.
Evive Smoothie (Montreal, QC) empowers people to prepare healthy and complete plant based food with innovative and accessible products.
Feedback Inc. (Toronto, ON) is a mobile platform that applies dynamic pricing to the restaurant industry in order to reduce food waste and create a win-win-win solution for vendors, diners and society.
Natur+L XTD (Sainte-Hyacinthe, QC) is a new “Game Changer” staple in the food business, providing longer shelf life to fresh products of almost any kind. XTD uses HPP (High Pressure Process) technology to help food processors lower their wastes at every level of the supply chain
Ocean Executive (Halifax, NS) is a sales and procurement software tool for the global B2B seafood industry. Its software solves supply-chain inefficiencies by streamlining the sales process for seafood professionals working within the aquaculture farm, wholesale, distribution, restaurant, retail and grocery chain sector.
PowCow (Boston, MA) is one the world’s first Greek Style, high protein, low sugar frozen yogurt.
SAP! Beverages (Burlington, VT) makes sparkling superfood beverages out of maple tree sap and birch tree sap.
Snacklins (Washington, DC) makes puffed Veggie Crisps at under 80 calories a bag.
StirItUp (New York, NY) is creating a stir in the food industry with an innovative uniquely-packaged authentic-tasting fresh hummus that has no preservatives, a 15 month shelf life, and no need for refrigeration.
The Real Co (Wilmington, DE) is the world’s first single origin food company.
As a member of the FTC community, snag your tickets for just $126.65 (regular price $149).