Innovation and agriculture are a winning team in Italy and around the world. This is what emerged during Demo Day, the first cycle of the Startupbootcamp FoodTech, specialized in supporting young companies that are innovating in all segments of the food industry.
There are always more companies that are bringing technology to the production of food and beverages, to distribution and management of restaurants and bars, and offering solutions that are potentially on a global scale. Innovation and agriculture are in fact a winning team in Italy and around the world. This is what emerged during Demo Day, the first cycle of the Startupbootcamp FoodTech, specialized in supporting young companies that are innovating in all segments of the food industry.
During the event, held in Rome in March 2017, startups told their stories and unveiled for the first time the prototypes of their own products and the first investments obtained. “Foodtech is a market with extraordinary opportunities for Italy. We at Startupbootcamp have worked hard to show the world ten startups destined to transform the food industry. We brought to Rome (the third city in the world for the number of applications sent) the top people in the sector,” said Diego Falanga, Chief Operating Officer of Startupbootcamp FoodTech.
Vertical farms, food delivery and new technologies to support productivity: Demo Day revealed all the most extreme but potentially functional approaches, the products of young minds that will be able, in the middle-to-long term, to revolutionize the food sector. “We closed the call in September 2016, establishing a record in the history of Startupbootcamp with over 600 applications coming from 56 countries,” added Falanga, “a result that was made possible by the great work of the scouting team, which organized 10 events around the world. Mentors and partners helped the candidates validate their ideas and refine their strategies and business models.”
Gambero Rosso, the principal partner of Startupbootcamp Food Tech, as a support to the logistics of the event, brought in the students of the Master in Food&Wine Business, in partnership with the LUISS Business School, as well as the young people attending the courses for chefs and pastry chefs at the Gambero Rosso Academy.