European FoodNexus Startup Challenge 2017

The European FoodNexus Startup Challenge is a contest among food & agri startups in several European countries. The challenge aims to identify and accelerate the most promising startups, and connect them to leading European corporates in the food & agri industry. With the support of these partners, the startups can scale their innovations to benefit people and planet.
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         Thomas van den Boezem

         Program Manager, StartLife
         Project Coordinator, European FoodNexus Startup Challenge

mobile: +31 6 5374 4262


FoodNexus is a European consortium of leading multinational companies and knowledge institutes, operating in the area of food. It is committed to strengthen the competitive and innovative power of the European food system, while contributing to solving today’s and tomorrow’s major societal challenges related to food security, sustainability, safety, and health.

FoodNexus proudly connects its brand name to the FoodNexus Startup Challenge and invites startups active in the three relevant domains to join the challenge. It invites the business community to team up with this great challenge. Application is open to both members of the FoodNexus consortium and others.
Co-founded by Wageningen University & Research and located on Wageningen Campus in The Netherlands, StartLife is the leading incubator and accelerator supporting Dutch startups in food and agtech. In the last 6 years, StartLife supported over 200 startups that developed technological innovations in de agri-food business.

StartLife coordinates the FoodNexus Startup Challenge and organises the first edition of both the Dutch challenge and the European final. As coordinator, StartLife provides communication support with national partners in different countries, and with European sponsors.