📣 Calling all Plant-Based Startups & Research Leaders for a Pitch!
Startup & research leaders have the opportunity to pitch at our Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summits (in-person):
> Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Americas 2022 | May 10-12| Chicago
> Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Europe 2022 | 21-23 June | Wageningen
> Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Summit Asia 2022 | 20-22 September | Singapore
Startups Pitching for Value Chain Support
Startups can showcase their innovations and invite collaborations with corporate, value chain and/or financial partners. A team of experts will evaluate pitching requests. Round-table discussions on meat-free, dairy-free, fish-free, egg-free and other foods will also create new insights.
The purpose of the pitch is to focus on what you need to grow / scale (versus a pitch for funding.) Where do you need value-chain support (innovation, procurement, expertise, staffing?) Only startups already selling or distributing products, ready to sell the company, or looking for strategic or business partnerships will get 5 minutes to present. A special selection committee will choose the most promising startups.
Pitches should be in one of these seven categories: vegan cheese, meat-free, fish-free, egg-free, plant-protein innovation, plant-based oil & fat innovation or new ingredient processing innovation.
Research Pitches for Funding by Corporates
Since Bridge2Food aims to stimulate collaboration within the value chain we have dedicated a substantial part of the programme to research pitches: we will give research institutes and universities the floor to share projects and pitch for value chain support and funding by corporates. The purpose of the research pitches is to have impact in the protein transition with measurable project ideas and to increase the number of collaborations.
The pitch should include one final slide with concrete points on scope, timing, required financial contributions (possibly with reference to a national/regional funding programs, pre-competitive partnerships and competitive partnerships, etc.) and demonstrate the high quality of the project. The pitch time is 5 minutes. Pitches should be in one of these categories: vegan cheese, meat-free, fish-free, egg-free, plant-protein innovation, plant-based oil & fat innovation or new ingredient processing innovation.
The uniqueness of Bridge2Food summits is the presence of the full value chain for entrepreneurs and researchers. When you pitch it includes a free pass to the event, so you can also take in the full summit experience, which enables you to:
- Enjoy thought-leading expert presentations
- Be inspired by game-changing panel discussions
- Develop your startup/research network
- Book 1-on-1 business meetings with attendees
The summits are the easiest, most convenient, value-for-money solution to secure networking meetings with potential suppliers and customers.