Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Startups play a fundamental role in transforming the food system. We support innovative impactful agrifood entrepreneurs and startups to deliver new food innovations and businesses across Europe. 

We can help you with your business ideas

We offer:

An unparalleled network: access to 50+ of Europe’s leading agrifood businesses, universities and research organisations

European reach: we have a presence in every country in Europe (and beyond!), helping your business reach new markets and develop internationally

A powerful brand: as the designated EU body to transform Europe’s food system, you will benefit from our powerful brand making your business more attractive to investors and customers

Long term support: we provide support from the generation of ideas for as long as you need it

Create your own startup!

Download our guide to learn how to build a thriving startup!

Explore

I’VE GOT A GREAT IDEA

Explore is for individuals, scientists and aspiring entrepreneurs who are driven to solve the complex challenges facing our food system. Explore activities are designed to springboard ideas into viable market solutions by providing you with the skills, network and funds needed to validate your ideas and business model.

Nurture

I’VE GOT A NEW BUSINESS

Nurture is for entrepreneurs and registered startups who are on their way to transforming the food system and would benefit from our high-level support to boost their new business.

Scale

I’VE GOT A GROWING BUSINESS

Scale elevates high-potential agrifood mature startups and early scaleups to the next level in becoming international gamechangers.

RisingFoodStars
Entrepreneurship

RisingFoodStars

This unique Association provides outstanding young companies access to knowledge, networks and the opportunity to actively engage in EIT Food’s activities

Innovation Prizes
Entrepreneurship

Innovation Prizes

The Innovation Prizes competition is one of Europe’s largest startup competitions in the agrifood sector

Seedbed Incubator
Entrepreneurship

Seedbed Incubator

This multi-location pre-accelerator programme will train and support teams over a four month period

Interested? Got a project that needs support?

Meet our RisingFoodStars

RIS countries and regions

RIS countries and regions

If you look forward to getting involved in the revolution of the agrifood system and you are from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy*, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland* Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain* or Turkey or Ukraine, you cannot miss these challenging activities! 

Learn more about our Regional Innovation Scheme

Latest news

Supporting disruptive agrifood startups with the EIT Food Innovation Prize Competition 2019 News

Supporting disruptive agrifood startups with the EIT Food Innovation Prize Competition 2019

25 June 2019

We speak to 3 winners of the 2018 EIT Food Innovation Prize Competition to learn how access to startup funding, mentors and pitch training has helped them grow their businesses and their....

EIT Food Accelerator Network announces second cohort of agrifood startups EIT Food Projects

EIT Food Accelerator Network announces second cohort of agrifood startups

19 June 2019

Leuven, 19 June 2019 – EIT Food (The food Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology) announced today the 54 high-impact agrifood startups that have been selected to join the....