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14 Food Processing Accelerators and Incubators

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Accelerators and incubators are essential for helping new startups take flight.

New entrepreneurs looking to transform their great business idea into a successful and sustainable business sometimes don’t have the experience or connections to make that happen on their own.

The staff of an accelerator or incubator can help by providing support, space, mentorship, connections and more.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of 14 accelerators and incubators that invest in the Food Processing industry.


14 Food Processing Accelerators and Incubators

1) The Yield Lab

1) The Yield Lab

Funding, training, mentorship, and networking opportunities are available to farm technology startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: St Louis
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Thad Simons
  • Number of investments: 40
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 35

You can find their website here.

2) Rockstart

2) Rockstart

Rockstart is an early-stage investor that supports innovators with a social mission in the energy, agrifood, and emerging technology sectors.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Bjorn Brekel, Don Ritzen, James Digby, Koen Wagemakers, Oscar Kneppers, Rune Theill, Susana Arévalo
  • Number of investments: 175
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

3) The Company Lab

3) The Company Lab

The Company Lab is a nonprofit startup accelerator in southeast Tennessee that promotes entrepreneurship.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chattanooga
  • Started in: 2010

You can find their website here.

4) Orange Corp

4) Orange Corp

In the LP (Limited Partner) category, Orange Corp is one of the world's leading venture capital firms.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2007
  • Number of investments: 5

You can find their website here.

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5) Relish Works

5) Relish Works

Relish Works is an innovation centre dedicated to disrupting the existing quo and paving the way for the food industry's next development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2017
  • Number of investments: 6

You can find their website here.

6) Seedhouse

6) Seedhouse

For agtech, food, and digital entrepreneurs, we offer an accelerator program, an innovation platform, and an early stage investor.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Osnabrück
  • Started in: 2018
  • Number of investments: 2
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

7) BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program

7) BIND 4.0 Open Innovation and Acceleration Program

BIND 4.0 is a public-private accelerator program that focuses on entrepreneurs in the areas of intelligent industry, clean energy and sustainability, health, and food.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Spain
  • City: San Sebastian
  • Started in: 2016
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 24

You can find their website here.

8) Rocket Seeder

8) Rocket Seeder

Rocket Seeder quickens the pace of food and agriculture development.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: South Melbourne
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Andrew Gregor, David Bray, Jeffrey Bourne, Matthew Pryor
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 9

You can find their website here.

9) ShakeUpFactory

9) ShakeUpFactory

ShakeUpFactory is a FoodTech and AgTech accelerator and investor focused on entrepreneurs and startups.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Kevin CAMPHUIS, Nicolas RAFFARD
  • Number of investments: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

10) Eleva Food Technology Accelerator

10) Eleva Food Technology Accelerator

Eleva is a Grupo Bimbo accelerator focused on improving the Latin American food sector.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Mexico
  • City: Mexico City

You can find their website here.

11) Accelerice

11) Accelerice

Accelerice is an Indonesian food and beverage knowledge portal. We offer an accelerator program, physical facilities, and a large network in the food and beverage industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Jakarta
  • Started in: 2018
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 14

You can find their website here.

12) The Food Foundry

12) The Food Foundry

The Food Foundry aspires to create a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable food system.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City: London
  • Started in: 2015

You can find their website here.

13) ToasterLAB

13) ToasterLAB

Vitagora has established ToasterLAB, a FoodTech and AgTech company acceleration program.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Dijon
  • Started in: 2016
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

14) FoodStars

14) FoodStars

Food Innovation, Hortitech, Agritech, Feeding, Sustainability, Vertical Farming, Climate Change

Details of the startup:

  • Country: The Netherlands
  • City: The Hague
  • Started in: 2017

You can find their website here.

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