start Jun 12, 2017

end  Oct 1, 2017

2017-06-12 00:00:00 2017-06-12 00:00:00 Europe/Madrid Spain Dave van Hemert

The agri-food sector is consolidated as the first industry of the Spanish economy.  It is a mature sector, where it is necessary to move forward in order to innovate and support new business ideas.

Are you a startup who would like to transform the agri-food sector? Join us and participate in the European Food Nexus Startup Challenge!

The startups representing Spain in the Food Nexus Startup Challenge 2017 will be selected by Cluster FOOD+i through a jury formed by specialists of great relevance in the agri-food sector and representatives of prestigious food companies.


The selection process will be carried out in two main phases:

1st Phase: Video Pitch

How to participate?

You just have to tell us your idea through a Pitch Video. Upload your video to YouTube and copy and paste the link into the application form. Please take note that the video cannot be longer than 2 minutes and has to be in English.

Our jury will select through these videos the 10 most promising companies that will go directly to the next phase.

Deadline Submission Video Pitch:  8th October - 22:00 CET


2nd Phase: National Round

In this second phase, your live performance is your main asset! The 10 startups selected from the previous phase will be invited to present their ideas in front of the jury on 26th October in Barcelona.

After your Pitch, our jury will be in charge of conducting a short individual interview with each of you in order to ensure that we choose the 2 best startups in the agri-food sector to represent Spain in the European Final.


Are you ready to join the challenge? Submit your Pitch Video before 8th October!





June 12th                                    Launch European Food Nexus Startup Challenge

October 8th  22:00 CET             Deadline Video Pitch Submission

October 26th                               National Round. Live Pitch

November 1st                             European Finalist Announced

December 13th                           European Final



María Díaz Navarro
European Project Manager FOOD+i
Pol. Tejerías. c/ Los Huertos 2. 
26500 Calahorra · La Rioja · España
+(34) 941 369263 


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