Belgium is world class in innovation and
entrepreneurship in agritech and foodtech. The University
of Liege, Ghent University and Flanders’ FOOD are part of the European
FoodNexus consortium which features high level companies and academia in
Europe. Both universities together with Flanders’ FOOD set up
for the first time a local Start-up.
to recognize and award the most remarkable technological entrepreneurs in
agritech and foodtech all over Belgium.
The Belgian start-up challenge will be
coordinated by Interface
Entreprises-Université (University of Liège) and Food2Know (Ghent University). Based on a first selection by a jury of experts
in agrifood, entrepreneurship and finances, the selected Flemish and Walloon start-ups
will be invited to pitch (10 minutes each).
These national pitch events will
take place on Friday, 13th and
Thursday, 26th of October, respectively in Ghent and Gembloux. These
preliminary rounds will qualify two start-ups for the European final in the
FoodNexus Start-up Challenge, that will take place on December 13th
in Wageningen (NL). Themes and criteria for the selection will be the same as
those of the European final.
The selected Flemish start-up will be awarded with a free
membership of Flanders’ FOOD for the year 2018 and the selected Walloon start-up
will be awarded with a free membership of Wagralim for the year 2018 (for start-ups with less than 10 employees).
Moreover, the Flemish start-ups selected for the pitch session on October, 13th will also get the opportunity to present themselves for an audience of entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector during an ING event on October 26th. Moreover, the same day, the Flemish winner will be announced at the start of the networking reception of that ING event.
If you want
to grow and extend your network, join us for the local challenge.
September 11 Closing date online applications
13th and 26th Preliminary
rounds (October 13th in Ghent and October 26th in Gembloux)
December 13thEuropean final at Wageningen University (Award: € 50.000 )