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Rabobank unveils 15 food & agriculture start-up finalists for FoodBytes! Pitch 2020

One Singapore Startup makes it to the FoodBytes! Pitch

Top 15 finalists will showcase their innovations at the FoodBytes! virtual pitch competition December 2

Rabobank revealed the 15 food and agriculture startup finalists who will advance to present at the FoodBytes! Pitch 2020 virtual competition. The finalists were chosen as top innovators from the cohort of 45 startups participating in FoodBytes! Pitch 2020, Rabobank’s global food and ag startup discovery programme.

Singapore based startup, Alchemy Foodtech, focusing on making a plant-based power blend that slows down the digestion of carbohydrates, makes it to the FoodBytes! Pitch Top 15. The 15 companies advancing to the final round have been selected from an original field of nearly 340 applications based on their innovative solutions to major food system challenges.

FoodBytes! Pitch helps entrepreneurs scale their impact through mentorship and connections to corporate leaders and investors, who in turn gain access to a vetted pipeline of startups aligned with their innovation goals. The December 2 virtual event will offer food and ag industry leaders exposure to startup technologies and products with potential to shape the future of food.

New this year, Rabobank redesigned the FoodBytes! Pitch programme with a membership model to directly engage large food and ag companies and investors who are committed to industry collaboration as the path to feeding the world sustainably. For the first time, 17 influential corporate and investor members, including ADM, Albaugh, Barilla’s Blu1877, BFG Partners, Dole, and PepsiCo, joined Rabobank in the selection and mentorship of FoodBytes! Pitch startups and finalists.

“In five short years, FoodBytes! has become one of the most valuable networks for startups who are pioneering sustainable ways to feed the planet, but we can’t stop there if we want to drive change at a global scale,” said Anne Greven, Head of F&A Innovation, Rabobank.

“That’s why we redesigned FoodBytes! Pitch this year to include some of the world’s largest food and ag companies who want to work alongside startups to build a sustainable food system. The FoodBytes! innovation platform has now expanded far beyond a pitch slam. We’re connecting emerging and established leaders who want to solve real problems like climate change, plastic waste and food insecurity.” Read from source….