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Call for FoodTech Startups - New Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

We are glad to announce the new call addressed to Food Tech startup. The most promising startups admitted to our acceleration program will have a chance to pitch during the Food Tech Open Innovation Days, that will take place at Intesa Sanpaolo Pavilion, "The Waterstone", during EXPO 2015of which Intesa Sanpaolo is an Official Global Partner. 

This call is focused on the following thematic areas:

- SAFETY & SECURITY (Diagnostics, Quality, Preservatives & Additives, Traceability, Innovative Active Packaging, …)

- WINE (Viticulture, Characterization of Soil, Drones, Harvesting & Destemming, Preservatives & Additives, Yeasts & Fermentation, Preservatives, Marketing, Sales,…)

- DIGITAL (Web & Apps,Order & Payment ServicesDistribution & Delivery, Marketing, HoReCa., Social Fooding, …) - CLOSED

- NUTRITION (Ingredients, Nutraceutics, Functional Foods, Health & Wellness, Eating Disorders & Special Diets, Seeds & Feeds, Sustainability, …) - CLOSED

How to apply

Submit a business plan or executive summary of your project via our online application form or send it to no later than May 31, 2015. The documentation submitted will allow our team to evaluate and select the most eligible startups.

Our program

  • Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs, two full days of training delivered by INcube, a startup advisory company founded by experienced angel investors from California
  • One-to-one coaching session to improve and refine the investor pitch
  • Deal Line-Up, "closed-doors” pitching session where trained startups are evaluated by an expert jury. The finalist startups gain access the Investor Arena Meeting. 


Boot Camp (Turin)

  • 1st edition, April 18/19  (DIGITAL + NUTRITION)
  • 2nd edition, June 20/21  (SAFETY & SECURITY + WINE)

Deal Line-Up (Milan)

  • 1st edition, May 5 (DIGITAL + NUTRITION)
  • 2nd edition, June 30 (SAFETY & SECURITY + WINE)

FoodTech Innovation Days @ EXPO (Intesa Sanpaolo Pavilion, "The Waterstone")

  • DIGITAL – May 21  selection closed
  • NUTRITION – June 11  selection closed
  • SAFETY & SECURITY  – July 9 (TBC)
  • WINE – October 15  (TBC)

We look forward to receiving your applications, and wish you the best of luck!


The StartUp Initiative Team

Area Chief Innovation Officer


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