Entry criteria

There is no geographical limitation for application, companies from all around the world are encouraged to apply if they meet the following minimum criteria.

From…

Seed to Series B growth stage.

Must be…

an innovative tech company challenging the status quo in the agrifood industry.

Is privately held…

often with venture capital investors or bootstrapped.

Cannot…

be a spin-off from a large conglomerate.

Must have...

revenue or at least minimal traction.

Finalists are required…

to attend Food Tech Congress and pitch at Food Tech Challengers finals in-person or virtually (C level or Founder level).

Evaluation criteria

All applications will be assessed according to the following criteria.

PROBLEM

clarity, relevance, importance, etc.

PRODUCT/ SERVICE

core revenue model, differentiation, competition, etc.

GO TO MARKET

understanding of target, scalability, etc.

PROGRESS/ TRACTION

market fit, roadmap, etc.

TEAM

experience, competence, balance, etc.

FINANCING

potential of securing the next investment, etc.