Food Venture & Partnering Days is the meeting place for startups, industry and investors in the food industry. The event will take place in Gothenburg on 25-26 April 2018. This will be the third edition of the event, hosted by Livsmedelsacceleratorn (The Food Accelerator), co-organized by Business Region Göteborg, Livsmedelsföretagen (The Swedish Food Federation) and GU Ventures.
Over two days you will network with local and global food entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors and business angels. The most promising and innovative Swedish startups with products, services or technologies related to the food industry will pitch for collaborations and investments. We will offer networking opportunities, matchmaking with pre-booked meetings and lots of inspiration from top food entrepreneurs sharing their success stories.
Food Venture & Partnering Days invites, by selection:
Swedish startups and early-stage-high-potential-companies in the food industry, 0-10 employees
National and international investors, angel investors and venture capital
National and international food industry
Presentations by industry leaders and investors who are looking for their next innovation partnership with a startup or investment.
Startups within the food sector with growth potential, primarily 0-10 employees interested in innovation partnerships and/or investments.
Meet and connect with the who's who! An ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts with the best startups, top industry brands and investors.
Hear from fantastic speakers, industry leaders and brands, investors, successful founders, experts, entrepreneurs, influencers and government.
Save the date for Food Venture & Partnering Days 25-26 April 2018. Registration opens on 10 January 2018.
The Swedish Food Federation
Bird & Bird
RISE Agrifood & Bioscience
Connect Sverige - Region Väst
RISE Agrifood & Bioscience
RISE Agrifood & Bioscience
Register online and submit your own cooperation profile and your collaboration wishes. Your profile will be open for everyone to see. You can change your profile any time.
Registration opens on 10 January 2018.
Browse the participant list and book one-on-one meetings with persons of your interest, from the promising startups and potential partners, experts and investors you’re looking to meet. Each one-on-one meeting is 30 minutes.
Booking opens on 26 March 2018.
Welcome all startups for a free pitch training prior to the main event. Pitch 5 minutes + 10 minutes feedback from expert panel. Coaches will be available to help you sharpening your performance.
Pitch Training Day is 21 March 2018.
Industry/investor presentations, startup pitches, pre-booked one-on-one meetings, inspiration. Grow your network, meet potential partners, supporters, corporates, investors and learn from experts.
Wednesday 25 April
14:20 Keynote: Lars Appelqvist, Löfbergs
14:45 Industry Expert Panel
15:15 3D Food Printing: Evelina Höglund, RISE
16:00 Keynote: Caroline Grotenfelt, Bird & Bird
16:25 Investor Expert Panel
17:10 Industry & Investor Presentations
18:00 Startup Presentations & Exhibition
18:30 Mingle Dinner
Thursday 26 April
09:20 Startup Pitches
(s1) 13:00 One-on-one meetings, pre-booked
(s2) 13:00 Parallel program for those not participating in the matchmaking session, with keynotes from:
Mats Wahlström, Poppels
Carl Eckerdal, The Swedish Food Federation
Filip Lundin, Macklean
Thomas Lindström, Rootfruit
16:45 Prize ceremony, summary and final words
17:00 After Work
Food Venture & Partnering Days is an event arranged by Livsmedelsacceleratorn (The Food Accelerator) with funding from Västra Götalandsregionen, Vinnova and Tillväxtverket (Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth), co-organized by Business Region Göteborg, Livsmedelsföretagen (The Swedish Food Federation) and GU Ventures.
Livsmedelsacceleratorn operates from RISE Research institutes of Sweden, the unit for Agrifood and Bioscience, with the mission to support companies, researchers and entrepreneurs and their innovation processes.
We aim to work in accordance with the national food strategy for Sweden and its vision of a globally competitive, innovative, sustainable and attractive food industry by stimulating collaborations and business opportunities between the parties and to promote growth in the industry.
Our supporting partners, who are helping us to realize Food Venture & Partnering Days:
with products, services or technologies related to the food industry
IKEA, IBM, Lantmännen
Seventure, Do Good Invest, Sciety, IDA-network
between startups, industry and Investors
Mat.se, Picadeli, Njie Foods, Food For Progress
in a unique event targeting the food industry
Partners and visitors 2017: Agroväst, Almi Invest, Aquatic, Ari.farm, Avanoa, Engelhardt, Bayn Europe, Bergenstråhle & Partners, Binnacles, Biomedicals Sweden, Blåskal, BSR Starts/EEN, Business Region Göteborg, Caliente Beverages, Canblinot-Innovation Roof, CarbonCloud, CLUK/NetPort Science Park, ColoPlus, Conic Holding, Connect Sverige, Do Good Invest, Eicorn, Ekoide, Fazer Group, Food For Progress, Foodtruster, Foodwire, GbgTechWeek, Gothenburg University, Green Food Interactive, GU Ventures, Göteborg & Co., H Plymouth Utveckling, Healthy Heroes, Huj, Hälsö Fisk, IBM, IDA, IKEA, Industriell Dynamik, In-Nordic, IQ Chef, Itracelt, Lantfisk, Lantmännen, LeguPro, LivsmedelsFöreningen, Mandioka Company, Marta Go Free, Midsona, Musselfeed, NAU Drinks, Njie Group, Nordic Superfood, OlsAro Crop Biotech, Orkla Foods, Paulig Group, Phoodster, Picadeli, QualiFare, R-IPS, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sahlgrenska Science Park, Santa Maria, Sciety, Seventure Partners, Slaktarkorv, SOLVE Research and Consultancy, Sting, Taconic Biosciences, Tebrito, Tofa, Tomtoms Burritos, Trolleey, Vertical Farm, VGR, Vinnova.
The 2017 event was a great success and was nominated to Livsmedelspriset 2017 (The Food Award).
The event team is here to help. If you have any questions or queries, please contact:
Susanna Moore, Project Manager
Tel: +46 (0)703 866 612 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Linnéa Qvirist, Contact for Startups
Tel: +46 (0)725 686 909 Mail: email@example.com
Catharina Hedfors, Event Coordinator
Tel: +46 (0)724 536 653 Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susanne Zimmergren, Event Administrator
Tel: +46 (0)761 272 612 Mail: email@example.com