Last July, ToasterLAB's jury of founding members [1] selected the seven new startups who make up the program's 4th acceleration cohort. A number of different topics - plant proteins, recycling food waste, urban agriculture, supply chain, blockchain etc. - are on the menu for building tomorrow's food businesses.
The program's 4th call generated 92 applications, including 23 from outside of France. The seven startups selected will begin their acceleration on September 19th. The 12-month program will allow them to speed up their market launch and industrialisation.
In partnership with Terres Univia and GEPV, the 4th cohort of ToasterLAB includes the two winners of the Prot'Eat contest: Tartimouss ! and Life Loving Foods. This contest had the goal of detecting and accelerating innovative projects using legumes and plant proteins in food products.
Clémence Carbonnel, R&D project manager for Atelier du Fruit, gives her feedback on the acceleration support her company received during the 3rd cohort: "Intense! Each each, we we taken out of our comfort zone. We learned a huge amount. Thanks to ToasterLAB, we have been able to clearly define our business model, to get to grips with regulatory aspects, and to better structure our financial and sales strategy."

InfographiC: toasterlab, since 2016

Since 2016, ToasterLAB has forged a place in the European FoodTech scene, with increasing interest:
  • from entrepreneurs in France and abroad, with 319 applications received from 4 calls - and 59 applications from outside of France during the last two application calls.
  • from food business professionals, with more than 60 mentors and partners
  • from investors. A total of more than 1.5 billion Euros in investment funds was present at the last ToasterLAB Demo Day. 

The 7 STARTUPS selected:

Life Loving Foods (Paris - France) – Prot’Eat winner
Life Loving Foods produces vegan versions of popular dishes such as kebabs, tandoori, panna cotta, or protein-rich cookies, using soy, pea and wheat proteins.
Tartimouss! (Beuvraignes - France) – Prot’Eat winner
Tartimouss! has developed a range of sweet and savoury spreads whose main ingredient is fava bean.
Urbanleaf (Dijon - France)
Urbanleaf is a firm specialised in urban agriculture, designing sustainable agricultural systems based on aquaponics and hydropinics, and other innovative techniques for the production of fruit, vegetables and fish farming.
NBread Process (Contres - France)
NBread Process has developed remarquable new food manufacturing processes able to transform any food into a soft bread product, while retaining its natural taste.
RTech Group (Levernois - France)
RTech Group is developing a Big Data platform for the whole of the agro-food value chain. This platform creates closer links between growers, manufacturers and consumers using a complete system of traceability. In time, this platform will be equipped with intelligent tools able to predict crop development and provide valuable decision-making assistance.
Biotraq (Paris - France)
Biotraq offers a new intelligent refrigerated Supply Chain, guaranteeding the safety of perishable products and reducing food waste. Their analytical platform provides a decision-making tool using the data from sensors and calculates the impact of the logistical environment on the product quality, while suggesting corrective actions in line with contractual and regulatory responsabilities.
Green Spot (Auckland - New Zealand)
Green Spot produces a range of fermented flours low in carbohydrates, fats and sugars, and rich in protein and fibre. All their ingredients are vegan, gluten-free and GMO-free, and rich in essential vitamins and minerals.
[1] The founding members: Vitagora, Caisse d’Epargne de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Crédit Agricole Champagne-Bourgogne, GEPV, Groupe Dijon Céréales, Groupe Seb, Terres Univia.

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