START-UP SESSION 2020
Start-up on Stage
Apply now for a chance to present your start-up at the Global Food Summit Audience Award 2020.
Start-ups in the food sector will have the chance to win the Global Food Summit Audience Award at the Global Food Summit on 25 March 2020 in Munich.
After a successful recommendation, start-ups can apply until 20 January 2020. From the submitted applications, the jury will nominate a total of eight start-ups to pitch for the Audience Award in the Munich Residenz. The Global Food Summit (GFS) will also nominate international start-ups via its partner countries Australia, the Netherlands and Canada. For the first time, start-ups from Bangladesh will also be taking part.
Every year, the Global Food Summit brings together national and international experts from science, associations, companies, politics and the media to discuss how new technologies will change the food chain. The fourth German Global Food Summit will again take place in the Munich Residenz from 25 to 26 March 2020.
We are looking for committed companies, agencies or simply: professionals in the food sector who want to know and recommend innovative start-ups with disruptive approaches in the food sector. If you want to allow these start-ups to present their business idea at the Global Food Summit 2020 in the Munich Residenz, then pass on your recommendation to the Global Food Summit.
Our main topics are:
• Smart Urban Farming
• Circular Food Solutions
• Food waste as resource
• Biotech and Life Sciences
• Measurement of SDGs
The characteristics of the start-ups should be:
• A convincing team of pitch-joyful entrepreneurs
• The disruptive and sustainable contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
• Have raised successful early-stage financing (Seed/Series A).
• To record an existing and growing demand for their product.
Following a successful recommendation, the Global Food Summit will write to the start-up company and ask it to submit application documents for your idea and the products by 20 January 2020. From the applications, the jurors nominate the eight finalists for the Audience Award.
Prof. Dr.Justus Wesseler
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy
Founder, Head of Project
Head of Corporate Business Deleopment, BayWa
Prof. Martina Schraudner
Member of the Board, Acatech
Innovation, Venture and Sustainability Consultant
Prof. Thomas Becker
TU Munich, Weihenstephan