14 promising companies have been selected to join Europe’s largest agrifood start-up community.
EIT Food’s RisingFoodStars Association is set to welcome 14 new agrifood tech scale-ups from across Europe, following a meticulous selection process with applications from over 130 companies. RisingFoodStars is a programme aimed at early scale-ups that already have paying customers or a paid pilot project and are ready to expand globally on a significant scale. It aims to help the scale-ups grow even faster by testing new ideas in the marketplace, providing expert support, connecting the scale-ups with leading corporate partners in the food industry and facilitating access to investors.
As part of the RisingFoodStars network, these fledgling companies will receive guidance and support from established leaders in the industry, as well as access to additional investment to help them grow and scale. The scale-ups will have the opportunity to network with major agrifood companies, as well as educational and research institutions within the EIT Food community.
Former RisingFoodStars include the 3D-printed plant-based ‘meat’ company Redefine Meat, which recently raised USD 135 million in what is said to be one of the largest financing rounds by an Israeli alternative meat company. Redefine Meat steaks are already available at several high-end restaurants in Israel, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, and the company has planned to expand globally.
These are the newest start-ups to join the RisingFoodStars Association, organised according to EIT Food’s focus areas: