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European FoodNexus Startup Challenge - EU Finals

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On the 13th of December the grand EU Finals of the European FoodNexus Startup Challenge take place in Wageningen! Here, 15 of Europe's best food & agtech startups will pitch for a chance to win €50,000. Moreover, all 15 startups are able to work with Unilever, FrieslandCampina and the other corporate partners.

The European FoodNexus Startup Challenge is a program for food & agtech startups in seven EU countries that aims to offer growth opportunities to the startups by fostering collaboration with leading food & agri corporates. The challenge is initiated by the FoodNexus consortium, and organized by StartLife.

THE EUROPEAN FINALISTS

The following 15 startups will be pitching on the EU Finals:

- Anudairy (Ireland)
- Aveine (France)
- Boreal Light (Germany)
- Cerescon (The Netherlands)
- Insylo (Spain)
- Kuantom (France)
- Le Champignon de Bruxelles (Belgium)
- Melixa (Italy)
- Natural Machines (Spain)
- Revoilution (Italy)
- Seamore (The Netherlands)
- Sensomind (Denmark)
- Urban Crop Solutions (Belgium)
- Wyldsson (Ireland)
- YourLocal (Denmark)


DRAFT AGENDA

11:45 Registration

12:30 Welcome by Louise Fresco, president
Wageningen University & Research

12:40 Five startup pitches including Q&A

13:10 Panel on Corporate-Startup Engagement
with Rob Hamer (Director R&D Foods, Unilever),
Frank Giezen (Founder & Managing Director, OJAH)
and Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands.

13:35 Short networking break

14:00 Five startup pitches including Q&A

14:30 Intermezzo: A European Perspective on Entrepreneurship
in Food & Agriculture

14:40 Five startup pitches including Q&A

15:10 Keynote & jury deliberation

15:25 Announcement of the winner

15:35 Networking reception

16:30 Closing


Note: FoodNexus members have a pre-event starting at 10 AM.


THE JURY

Adam Anders, Managing Partner, Anterra Capital
Harry Barraza, Head of Open Innovation, Arla Foods
Claudio Cenedese, Technology Liaisons Manager, Electrolux
Mathieu Rolland, M&A Director, Symrise
Riadh Shaïek, Partner, Emertec Venture


THE MODERATOR

Rens de Jong

Rens is a well-known voice among business professionals in The Netherlands. Since 2014 he presents multiple TV programs for RTLZ, including a talkshow and 'The Growth Challenge'. Since 2000 Rens is a regular voice of BNR Nieuwsradio in which he presents the weekly show 'Doing Business with Rens de Jong'. Rens is one of the leading presenters on innovation and entrepreneurship in The Netherlands.

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