The Netherlands




Amsterdam , Netherlands



Oct 13, 2017

2017-10-13 00:00:00 2017-10-13 00:00:00 Europe/London The Netherlands Netherlands Constantinos Patinios

Applications have been closed.

The Dutch finals of the first European FoodNexus Startup Challenge are coming to Amsterdam! On the 13th of October ten of the Netherlands’ most promising food & agtech startups will compete for a chance to win €10K in cash & a spot in the European finals. 

After an afternoon full of pitching & networking, our expert jury will select the two winning teams. These European finalists will receive a €10K cash prize and secure a spot in the European finals on 13 December in Wageningen where they can win an additional €50K. 

What’s more, the two winning teams, along with the other European finalists, will get a chance to work with Unilever, FrieslandCampina and other leading corporates in food & ag. Curious who will make the cut? Join us in Amsterdam on the 13th of October and get involved.

Are you a food or agtech startup and do you want to join the challenge? Visit and apply now!


June 12th                 Launch FoodNexus Startup Challenge

September 11th      Application closing date

October 13th           NL Finals in Amsterdam

November 1st          All European finalists announced (two per country)

December 13th        European finals in Wageningen


Thomas van den Boezem, Program Manager
Bronland 12H
6708 WH Wageningen
The Netherlands


StartLife coordinates the FoodNexus Startup Challenge and organises the first edition of both the Dutch challenge and the European final. StartLife is the leading national incubator and accelerator specializing in supporting Dutch food and agri startups and hosts its headquarters on Wageningen Campus. StartHub Wageningen is the student startup incubator of StartLife. We are also a member of the Dutch Centres of Entrepreneurship, which promotes entrepreneurship education in the Netherlands.


Our partners make it possible to develop the FoodNexus Startup Challenge into a sustainable high quality initiative.


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