2022 AgriFood Program

Mar 30, 2022

Donor: Rockstart

Rockstart is currently seeking proposals for the 2022 AgriFood Program to fund and empower purpose-driven founders scaling impactful solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and new business models that improve the food supply system from soil to gut.

At Rockstart they fund and empower purpose-driven founders scaling impactful solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and new business models that improve the food supply system from soil to gut.

Rockstart provides proven scaling solutions for purpose-driven founders through domain-focused, tailor-made, mentor-driven programs, market introductions and investments from pre-seed to series B. This means by joining Rockstart AgriFood, you’ll get access to the people, insights and opportunities you need to grow your business exponentially and sustainability.

Rockstart invests in early-stage startups with a focus on agritech and foodtech.

Rockstart takes putting the founders first and committing to the long-term seriously. By joining the program, you’ll receive constant and direct support as well as access to workshops and team sessions with well-known entrepreneurs and experts. Everything along the way is customized to your individual needs from the get-go feeding into sustainable relationships. But it doesn’t stop there! You will also be provided with opportunities to pitch your vision to a broad audience of investors, partners as well as the global Rockstart community and network during a variety of investor events.

Categories
  • Regenerative & future-proof: They look for solutions that restore the soils and oceans to become powerhouses for CO2 capture.

  • Responsible & circular: They are interested in innovations that create value from wasted food and reduce food loss with sustainable solutions.

  • Quantifiable consumption: They seek tools that provide consumers with better access to trustworthy, nutritious food that tastes good and does good.

Criteria

RockStart is especially interested in startups innovating in:

  • Alternative packaging & proteins

  • Smell and flavour data

  • Bio alternatives to chemicals and plastic

  • Smart fulfilment & logistics

  • Nutrition tech

  • Upcycled products

  • Tech enabling novel farming systems

  • Tools for farmers to sequestrate CO2

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