In April, StartLife welcomes its sixth cohort of startups that help build a future-proof food ecosystem. The selected startups introduce novel technologies and solutions including computational designed enzymes, botanical biopesticide and AI-driven greenhouses. On June 24th the startups present themselves during a live online pitching event.
Let’s take you on a trip from the UK to Israel and back to the Netherlands via Switzerland for an introductory round to seven innovative agrifoodtech startups that are embarking on a journey, in cooperation with StartLife, to make their sustainable mark on our planet.
- CellulaREvolution (United Kingdom) – Continuous cell-culturing technologies
- Metabolic Insights (Israel) – Novel biopesticides based on botanical molecules
- Enzymit (Israel) – Designing novel enzymes with computational algorithms
- Sera Intelligence (Switzerland) – AI-driven horticultural consultant in your pocket
- Blomitec (Netherlands) – Breeding disease-resistant crops
- Cano-ela (Netherlands) – Plant-based ingredients less refined and more functional
- Helia Biomonitoring (Netherlands) – Sensors for real-time biomolecular monitoring
Preparing for early growth
These young startups are eager to show the world what they have to offer. “But before taking a plunge into the deep blue ocean, they wisely prepare themselves,” explains Loet Rammelsberg, program director at StartLife.
“In our 12-week acceleration program we challenge the startups on every aspect of their business: their technologies, market validation and business model. We have a pretty stellar team of international trainers, coaches, mentors and leading corporates to support the startups. It can be confrontational at times, but we know that at the end of the program the participating startups are in a better position to successfully make their mark in the industry.”
Live virtual pitching event on 24 June
On June 24th, at 15.00 CEST, the startups will present the outcomes of their acceleration program in fine-tuned pitches to a global agrifood community, including investors, corporates, media and other essential stakeholders.