Fellowship Program at Purple Orange Ventures for Animal-Free Foodtech

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The Purple Orange Ventures Entrepreneurial Scientist & Engineer Fellowship has announced the launch of the 2019 program encourage more top-notch scientists and engineers to join the animal-free foodtech space movement.

Purple Orange Ventures (POV) is a Berlin based impact seed fund which supports early-stage teams leveraging science and technology to remove animals from the global food system. Its portfolio includes Mission Barns, Wild Earth and NovoNutrients. The company provides grant funding and mentorship for scientists and engineers to explore startup ideas leveraging science and deep tech to create or support the creation of products that mimic the sensory experience and functionality of animal-based food products.

The program objective is to assess whether a project is strong enough to start a company. This means further validating a scientific approach in the lab, testing assumptions on what the market really needs by getting feedback from potential customers and other relevant stakeholders, iterating on feedback and ultimately getting closer to a commercially viable concept.

POV encourages applicants to apply as soon as possible and only selects up to five fellows per year.