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Ten teams selected to FAN Nordic Hub

02 July 2020 North-East, Finland, Sweden Ten Nordic startups began a four-month acceleration programme in June at EIT Food FAN Nordic Hub led by VTT together with Valio and Helsinki University. Their goal is to gain knowledge from experts and connect with possible partners, clients and investors from all over Europe.

Ten teams selected to FAN Nordic Hub


FAN Nordic Hub is one of six accelerators in the European EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN), which aims to promote a sustainable food system. In addition to Helsinki, the network has accelerators in Munich, Haifa, Lausanne, Cambridge and Bilbao, each of which offers an acceleration program for ten teams. 


Ten teams were selected to FAN Nordic Hub, six of which come from Finland and four from Sweden. The Helsinki-based accelerator received altogether 81 applications, and 54 applicants considered it their first option. 

Each startup team will be assigned their own mentor who will support the team all through the program. Besides mentoring, teams will be offered lectures and workshops in topics ranging from product development and service design to sales, marketing and fundraising. 

The Nordic accelerator programme will culminate in the Demo Day event on the 6th of October, where startup teams showcase their businesses to corporates, investors, media and judges. Two startups from each accelerator programme will be selected to participate in the European EIT Food Venture Summit to compete for three 100 000 prizes.

Due to the restrictions on public gatherings and travel caused by the COVID-19 this EIT Food FAN Nordic Hub will be organised online, with a possibility of a live meeting or the last part of the program and the Demo Day in October. 

FAN Nordic Hub teams 2020:

If you are interested in learning more about this year’s FAN Nordic Hub, please contact: 

Or visit the page of FAN Nordic Hub 

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