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Startupbootcamp FoodTech announces 2016 FastTrack World Tour

31 May 2016

10 Events In The Top Foodtech Cities In The World
To Engage The Best Global Foodtech Startups, top 10 foodtech ecosystems nominated are London, Berlin, Rome, Bangalore, Silicon Valley, New York, Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, Milan; selected startups to the FastTrack events will receive high value support and insights by some of the top foodtech mentors and investors in the world; Cisco to act as global 2016 FastTrack World Tour partner.

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Rome, May 31, 2016 

Startupbootcamp FoodTech, the first global and independent foodtech accelerator, announces its 2016 FastTrack World Tour, a 10 event tour to engage the 2016 top 10 foodtech startup ecosystems in the world.

The world tour is supported globally by Cisco and by local partners at each city. Startups participating to each FastTrack have the potential to be selected to the Startupbootcamp FoodTech acceleration program.

Each selected ecosystem will be visited by the Startupbootcamp Foodtech team in its 2016 FastTrack World Tour, according to the following 10 event schedule:

 

Day Month City Partner Venue
22 June London RE•WORK Rainmaking Loft London
28 June Berlin Lventure Group, SBC Berlin Rainmaking Loft Berlin
4 July Rome Pi Campus Spazio M3
7 July Bangalore TIE, Tech hub Tech Hub
15 July Silicon Valley Thrive Cisco HQ
21 July New York Spark Labs SBC New York
26 July Amsterdam SBC Amsterdam B.Amsterdam
1 September Paris Partech Partech
6 September Istanbul SBC Istanbul Starters Hub
13 September Milan Make a Cube Make a Cube

 

Each FastTrack is a highly targeted one-day event whose main aim is to provide highly qualified feedback to a very selected number of startups from each ecosystem. Its main goal is to deliver “real” value to the selected teams, including connections to investors and business partners. Each FastTrack is also an opportunity for local startups and investors to meet with the management of the Startupbootcamp FoodTech accelerator which is based in Rome, Italy.

The 10 nominated ecosystems have been chosen by running a complete scan of the global foodtech startup environment. The Startupbootcamp FoodTech team has analyzed per each region in the world the following data: foodtech startups originated, deals generated, capital invested, local support by ecosystem players such as incubators, accelerators, business angels, funds and governmental organizations.

“We believe that digital transformation can enhance the customer experience and increase quality and efficiency for the agrifood companies” said Enrico Mercadante, Technical Operations Leader of Cisco in Southern Europe. “We want to meet the top talents and innovations from all over the world. Cisco is supporting the Startupbootcamp Foodtech FastTrack world Tour as part of our Innovation Exchange initiative in Italy, where companies, startups, accelerators and academia can meet and accelerate digital transformation in the food industries.”

Startupbootcamp FoodTech has recently announced its first call for foodtech startups from all over the world. Applications end by September 19, 2016.

The program will support and scale 10 technology companies innovating and disrupting the food industries. The program is supported by top partners such as Gambero Rosso, LVenture Group, Monini, Cisco, M3 Investimenti, and others. Apply now to be part of this new program.

The most successful startups participating in each FastTrack event have also the potential to be selected for the program which offers 3 months acceleration, including:

  • extensive mentorship from foodtech entrepreneurs, investors, and partners;
  • 3+3 months free office space;
  • €15k in cash per team;
  • €400,000+ in partner services
  • Exposure to 100+ Angels & VCs
  • Invitation to Startupbootcamp global alumni network and growth program

And most important, the “approval stamp” of the #1 accelerator in Europe.

Startups interested in participating in the FastTrack events or in the Startupbootcamp FoodTech accelerator program can find all information here:

http://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/foodtech
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