The Discovery Platform for Food & Ag Innovation
FoodBytes! by Rabobank is a next-generation pitch competition-meets-networking event that brings together the game-changing startups, investors and industry leaders pioneering the future of food and agriculture. Since launching in 2015, more than 1,400 startups have applied to pitch to over 3,500 attendees at events in North America, Australia and Europe. Pitch companies are selected based on criteria including business model, traction, sustainability, innovation and impact.
- Mentor Day: The pitch companies receive mentoring from industry experts on funding, public relations, branding, consumer trends, legal matters, distribution and more. They also practice their pitches for a panel of expert judges and receive critical feedback.
- Pitch Day: The pitch companies present to hundreds of investors, executives, media and entrepreneurs. Attendees network over food and drinks and have the chance to meet the pitch companies and learn about their products and services during the opening and closing receptions.
FoodBytes! aims to discover and empower the most ground-breaking food and agriculture startups. The platform provides a safe haven for entrepreneurs to receive the mentorship, connections and capital they need to grow their businesses. Through this growing initiative, Rabobank hopes to turn today’s new ideas and technologies into tomorrow’s game-changing solutions.