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RisingFoodStars
RisingFoodStars

RisingFoodStars

The RisingFoodStars Association is a network organisation for successful, game-changing early agrifood scaleups, enabling its members to participate as Partners in all EIT Food activities.

The RisingFoodStars Network allows successful, impactful agrifood scaleups to scale to the next level in becoming the international gamechangers of the future.

Benefits

You become part of a network for a longer period, allowing you to get:

  1. Easy access & personalised introduction to an unparalleled network of the main European companies, universities and research organisations
  2. Increased visibility by participating at best-in-class agrifood and startup events, both in Europe and globally
  3. Collaboration with this ‘trusted network’, including names as Pepsico, Danone, Nestlé, Cambridge University and TUM, with EIT funding
  4. Tailored support in scaling up, investments and the typical pains of a scaleup

How it works

  1. Matchmaking: We connect you with the right person within our partners, de-risking collaboration with potential future partners and clients
  2. Exposure: You get an exhibition spot at main EU agrifood events – and we support you financially
  3. Investor network: When seeking for investment, we initiate personal introductions to relevant investors & support you along the process
  4. Traction: We have a structured offering of market development through joint implementation of a pilot project, whereby we foresee funding and support activities  
  5. Scaleup academy: We offer data-driven professional development to identify and tackle specific company gaps
  6. EIT Food projects: You can participate in partly funded projects where you join consortia of leading industry and academia to address the challenges of the food system – from 2nd year onwards

Meet our members

Interested to join the RisingFoodStars network? Contact the RisingFoodStars Manager, Annick Verween.

 
 

2021 RisingFoodStars Applications

Applications for RisingFoodStars 2021 will open at the beginning of next year.

If you are interested and would like to keep up to date with RisingFoodStars application opening periods, please register your interest here.

Project Lead

Dr. Annick Verween
Institution

EIT Food

Role

RisingFoodStars Manager

Contact details

annick.verween@eitfood.eu

Anne-Marie Banescu
Institution

EIT Food

Role

RisingFoodStars Business Support Manager

Contact details

a-m.banescu@eitfood.eu

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