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ProVeg Incubator Seeks Innovative Alt-Protein Startups for Upcoming Cohort

The ProVeg Incubator accelerator programme is looking for innovative alt-protein startups to take part in its latest cohort. Applicants must be developing high-impact alternatives to animal products and ingredients. ProVeg’s 12-week programme claims to be the world’s leading accelerator of plant-based, fermented, and cultured food startups. The accelerator offers mentoring, up to €250,000 in funding, and access to an extensive network of industry contacts. Since launching in 2018, the incubator …


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Vevolution Investment Marketplace Helped 21 Plant-Based Startups Secure Funding in 2021

The Vevolution investment marketplace, a global fintech platform for plant-based companies, announces it helped 21 startups find funding in 2021. Almost 300 funding rounds were added to Vevolution last year, with 800 introductions made to member investors. 21 startups received full or partial funding of their investment rounds. These startups include BetterMilk, De Novo Dairy, No Evil Foods, Grounded Foods, Grazer, Crafty Counter, Blackbird Vegan Cheese, and THE PACK, with …



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ProVeg Incubator Presents Future Food Series: Algae

On January 20th, ProVeg Incubator will present Future Food Series: Algae, the sixth event in the Future Food Series. Along with Zintinus, the event will explore the wonderful subject of algae and its diverse applications across the food industry. The event features guests including Algama Foods, Oceanfruit, Betterfish, Genesea, Sophie’s Bionutrients, and EABA. The power of algae in food tech It is estimated that there are over a million species …


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APAC Alternative Protein Ecosystem Database Launches to Facilitate B2B and Startup Connections

The APAC Alternative Protein Ecosystem Database and been launched by the Good Food Institute Asia Pacific (GFI APAC). Aiming to facilitate collaboration with recommended stakeholders and partners in the alt protein space, the database is a comprehensive resource for startups and established enterprises.  “The APAC Alternative Protein Ecosystem Database is a critical new resource that can help enable startups to swiftly scale up” This first-of-its-kind database currently provides details across …


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Future Food Tech Announces Two Innovation Challenges in Partnership with Danone North America and Givaudan

Future Food Tech invites startups to submit solutions that improve the texture and functionality of plant-based cheese or natural ingredients for use in foods that support immunity, energy and sleep. Applications are now open until January 31 at this link. Oliver Katz, Conference Producer at Future Food-Tech says “We’re delighted to be working with Danone North America and Givaudan to launch these Innovation Challenges to highlight and scale solutions to …



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Millet Milk, Oleaginous Yeast & Functional Mung-Bean: Meet the Latest ProVeg Incubator Cohort

Hailing from across the world, including Japan, Estonia, and Israel, eight pioneering startups have joined the latest ProVeg Incubator. The cohort includes the world’s first sprouted millet milk, functional mung-bean protein, and mycoprotein-based alt meats. With a strong focus on emerging food tech and unique ingredients for the alt protein sector, The Berlin-based ProVeg Incubator accelerator program offers expert mentoring and up to €250,000 in funding. Having launched in 2018, …


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Bühler, Cargill, Givaudan & PURIS Announce the Scale It Up Innovation Challenge to Bring Sustainable Products to Market

Bühler, Cargill, Givaudan, and PURIS have joined forces to help accelerate startups that are innovating in sustainable plant-based proteins and provide them with the opportunity to bring their projects to market more quickly, with a new pitching contest called The Scale It Up Innovation Challenge. The Scale It Up Innovation Challenge is taking idea submissions until this Wednesday, August 4th. Companies wishing to enter the challenge can register at …


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Spain’s Cocuus, 3D Printers of Lamb Ribs & Cutlets, Named Among Top 10 Innovations of 2021

Spanish startup Cocuus, which claims it can now print cutlets, bacon, lamb ribs, and salmon at a rate of 8 kilograms per minute, without the slaughter of any animals, has made StartUs insights’ list of “Top 10 Food Technology Trends and Innovations 2021”. Last month, in a post on its website, the startup said that “in half a dozen images, COO and founder of Cocuus System Ibérica, Patxi Larumbe, showed …



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Umiami and BlueNalu Announced Among Semifinalists of XPRIZE Foundation Challenge – Feed the Next Billion

28 alt protein innovators from 14 countries have been announced as semifinalists for the next XPRIZE Foundation Challenge – Feed the Next Billion. The multi-year $15 million competition is aimed at reinventing how humanity will feed future generations. The semifinalist list reads like a “who’s-who” of the plant-based, cell-based, and fermentation-based alt protein sphere, as the startups compete to create a winning structured chicken breast or fish fillet analog that …