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1 Million Euros in Funding for Start-Ups Committed to Sustainable Fashion

This year’s winners of the Global Change Award presented by the H&M Foundation include a Peruvian company that manufactures vegan leather. In order to further promote sustainable innovations in the fashion industry, the Foundation has also launched an initiative in collaboration with Indiegogo, in which consumers can actively participate in the further development of the five selected startups as sponsors, supporters and testers via crowdfunding.

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Ginger Sesame and Greek Gyro by VG Gourmet

Ginger Sesame and Greek Gyro (© VG Gourmet)

Canada: Kosher Vegan Burger Company Secures $100K from Canadian Government

VG Gourmet, a kosher Montreal based company launched in 2015, is now able to expand due to an injection of finance from the Canadian federal government. Canada is rated by Google trends as the 5th to the top of the worlds’ most vegan-friendly countries according to Plant-Based News, and is also a major player in the global explosion of plant-based foods.

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The Founder Institute and S Group Launch Food Tech Startup Programme

San Francisco based Founder Institute, which is the world’s premier pre-seed accelerator and startup launch programme, and Finland’s leading retailer S Group, have announced the launch of a new joint start-up programme: Food Founder Programme. Based in Helsinki, it will be helping aspiring entrepreneurs within the food and agricultural sectors launch their business ideas by providing them with feedback and mentorship from over 100 food founder experts from various universities and research institutes.

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All you Seed

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All You Seed – The Future of Healthy Diets

The business idea for All You Seed was developed about a year ago by four students. Recently, the company launched a new crowdfunding campaign on Startnext.de. It will run from October 10 to November 17, with everyone invited to participate. The start-up’s new campaign was launched, amongst other things, to scale up the production of All You Seed and make its products available to the public via an online shop. In return, supporters will be the first to receive the new product.

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