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Start-ups on our Digital Stage

Every year, the Global Food Summit offers start-ups from the fields of Smart Urban Farming, Circular Food Solutions, Food Waste as a Resource, Biotech and Life Sciences and Measurement of SDGs a stage. 2021 it was digital. The following start-ups were invited to introduce themselves and take part in discussions on April 28 and 29, 2021:

Start-ups 2021

Applicants for the Start-up Session 2021


Agtools is a worldwide SaaS platform gathering real-time government and institutional data of over 500 specialty crops commodities, scraping it, including algorithms and M/L for farmers, buyers, and everyone on the supply chain to see and decide how to manage their forecasting and purchase orders.


Agricolus S.R.L.

Agricolus is an innovative startup working in Smart Farming sector, which provides its customers with a cloud applications ecosystem for precision farming with multiple purposes: disease awareness and forecasts, crop monitoring, decision support system for treatments and fertilizers, farm management and “end to end” traceability bringing valuable information to final users. The aim is to support farmers, agronomists and other agri-sector operators in optimizing agronomic practices by integrating skills and the most up-to-date data collection and analysis technologies.


Goldeimer is a Hamburg-based social enterprise dedicated to the issue of sustainable sanitation in a global context.
It is a non-profit company that uses all its income and every hour of work to support the vision "Everyone for loos! Toilets for all!". As part of the Viva con Agua Family, it supports sanitation projects, provides education, supports research on nutrient recycling, plants trees on poop soil and promotes volunteerism.



innovate! is THE event for start-ups with a focus on food, agriculture and digitalisation.
The evening event, which has already become a classic, honours innovative start-up ideas with the coveted innovate! awards. The evaluation and selection is carried out by an experienced board of trustees and the audience's vote. In addition to the awards, lectures by top-class keynote speakers and representatives from politics, business and research round off the largest convention in the region.



Aponix vertical barrel / 3D-NFT is a novel vertical soilless growing system based on robust, commercial grade and simple lego like parts to set up vertical grow spaces in 3D without using racks. We are seeing a future where the smart city utilizes (edible) plant production as integral part to make urban life more pleasant, resilient and eco-friendly.


Mcebo Unlimited Wealth (Pty) Ltd

Mcebo Unlimited Wealth (Pty) Ltd is a 100% woman owned and managed business that is an urban agricultural in the crop production of vegetables on a rooftop farm-(Beans, Swiss Chard ,Chou Moullier, Kale, Cabbages , Carrots, Chillies, Lettuce gourmet mix, Mini Cucumbers, Beet root, Onion and Tomato) and Herbs( Mint, Chives and Corriander).I am part of the Urban Agriculture initiative and farming at my Mcebo Fresh Veggie rooftop farm situated at the Outreach Foundation No: 30 Edith Cavell Cnr Kapjtein Street Hillbrow at the InnerCity of Johannesburg. 


Khulna Universität

The Global Food Summit organized a national competition with the university of Khulna in 2020 for the students of all universities in Bangladesch.

Ramisa Nowshin, Fabliha Bashashat Rodosy and Rahagir Salekeen from the Khulna University applied and won the competition thanks to their research papers.
It was first planned for them to participate to the Global Food Summit of 2020 which was unfortunately canceled because of the corona crisis. 

We are happy to announce that they will participate to the online version of the Global Food Summit on April 28th & 29th this year.

The Khulna University strives to create a knowledge-based just society and to create a transformative educational experience for students, faculties, and researchers focusing on poverty eradication, food and nutritional security, environmental sustainability, socio-economic well-being and climate resilient development through judicious management of natural resources.


Startup Jury

Bild Prof. Justus Wesseler

Prof. Justus Wesseler

Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy

Bild Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein

Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein

Founder, Head of Project

Bild Marion Meyer

Marion Meyer

Head of Corporate Business Deleopment, BayWa

Bild Prof. Martina Schraudner

Prof. Martina Schraudner

Member of the Board, Acatech

Bild Prof. Thomas Becker

Prof. Thomas Becker

TU Munich, Weihenstephan

Bild Dr. Simon Reitmeier

Dr. Simon Reitmeier

Director of the Food Cluster, Kulmbach Bavaria