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Corporate Partnerships

Get a front row seat to game-changing technologies in Food & Agriculture and accelerate your corporate innovation through startup engagement. Join StartLife’s Global AgriFoodTech Partnership Network!

Corporate Partnerships

Get a front row seat to game-changing technologies in Food & Agriculture and accelerate your corporate innovation through startup engagement. Join StartLife’s Global AgriFoodTech Partnership Network!

Unlocking Rapid and Agile Agrifood Innovation

If you are exploring opportunities to drive your corporate innovation by connecting with talented Agritech and/or Foodtech startups, then you have found the right place. StartLife, Europe’s top Agrifoodtech Accelerator, builds bridges between early-stage startups and the world’s leading agrifood brands to help accelerate cutting-edge technologies shaping a sustainable food system and providing a competitive edge for the involved parties.

The need for a transition to sustainable food systems is omnipresent. An increasing number of companies is looking for truly new ways of producing our food that is smarter, more efficient and more sustainable. If you are reading this, you are most likely aware that collaborating with startups opens a gateway to rapid and agile innovation.

Corporate-Startup Collaboration Cuts Both Ways

How startups can help grow your business

Startups take unconventional approaches to major issues of today, are able to move fast, pivot easily and often able to attract the best innovation-driven talents. Startups also embrace failure as they take on risks as a matter of course, which allows corporates to leave internal risks and failures at bay. For these reasons, large companies are increasingly engaging with high potential startups for fresh ideas and new solutions, to bring new thinking in their organization and to challenge the status quo.

By collaborating with rising entreneurial talent, you can
• accelerate your corporate innovation cycles,
• boost your productivity and performance,
• stay ahead in leading the agrifood industry into a new era

How your brand can help grow startups

What startups need and corporates have, is access to specific resources and the opportunity to scale (fast). Though needs may be specific for each startup, valuable resources a corporate can offer include – but is not limited to:

• Feedback & Advice
• In-depth Market and Customer Insights
• Access to Laboratories & Equipment
• R&D Support
• Pilots and/or Field Trials
• Global Network of Experts and Distribution Partners
• Reach & Branding
• Corporate Venture Capital

Gateway to Open Innovation

In addition to reaping benifits from working with startups, StartLife’s Corporate Partners leverage the interaction with our other partners. We organize special meetings for our partners to exchange innovation and collaboration practices and share new perspectives. These meetings also act as a perfect assembly to discuss shared challenges and explore joined business and innovation opportunities.

Our Corporates Partners also benefit from our close ties with Wageningen University & Research (WUR). We organize themed mini-seminars with WUR researchers and specialists and offer the opportunity for fully dedicated deep-dive sessions on topics of your choice together with selected WUR staff and startups.

Your Benefits in a Nutshell

Corporate Partners of StartLife enjoy from the following competitive edge:

  • Discover the latest knowledge & trends in Food & Agriculture
  • Prosper from qualified introductions to startups with emerging solutions that fit your needs
  • Gain access to a pool of talents, including entrepreneurs worldwide as well as researchers and students of Wageningen University & Research
  • Enhance your business by interacting with a community of game changers
  • Strengthen your position as innovation leader that shapes the future of food

And did you know StartLife is also co-founder and lead organizing partner of the annual F&A Next summit, Europe’s premier agrifoodtech events for startups, scale-ups, corporates and investors?

Interested in becoming a Corporate Partner?

Contact Annelies Schenk

Manager Innovation & Partnerships

What our Corporate Partners say

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