Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, has announced the 3rd batch of its Food Ecosystem Programme, which will be based in Helsinki, Finland and will run from September 9 to December 18.
The chapter provides the opportunity for early-stage food tech entrepreneurs to further grow and receive support from around the globe.
Many of the world’s fastest-growing startups have gone through Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, and to raise funding. In Europe alone, the accelerator’s startups have raised more than €60 million.
As part of the program, entrepreneurs will receive feedback and advice from mentors across the food ecosystem, make connections with global and local industry players, and meet local and international investors. Founders a part of the program will also have access to more than €1.5 million of partner deals and resources.
Said CEO Adeo Ressi, “Severely damaged by the pandemic, our food ecosystem needs new solutions – and I’m confident big solutions … will come from entrepreneurs with the vision to build impactful food startups.”
While the program covers a range of food sectors, there will be sub-tracks focusing on food and retail, production and supply chain, products and services in the food chain, agriculture, and hotels, restaurants, and catering.
Entrepreneurs can apply to the program for no cost here.