With a moment to breathe between ToasterLAB’s 5th cohort starting their acceleration program and the preparations for the next intake, we bring you this month’s bulletin of FoodTech and AgTech web news.
Advice to entrepreneurs and start-ups, technology in support of agriculture, innovation to curb food waste: here is our selection of articles.
Almost all start-ups ask themselves these questions: incubator or accelerator, what’s the difference? When should I look for investors? How do I fund my development? How should I choose and work with a business mentor? While ToasterLAB continues to support young entrepreneurs (look out for the next cut-off date for applications in June), here are a few articles to feed your business:
- The TRUE./FALSE of accelerators
- 10 pieces of advice for working with start-ups (in French)
- Food business : 4 scenarios to help you prepare for how the sector will evolve by 2030 (in French)
- Finding a Mentor: The Secret Weapon to Boosting Your Business
- An investor's take on making a lasting first impression
Agtech: technology transforming agriculture
Offering funding for projects, analysing animal health, increasing sustainability… These are a few of the challenges that the world’s farmers are facing. What they all have in common is that AgTech is providing solutions. During Paris’ “Salon de l’Agriculture”, a number of these innovations were on display.
- Miimosa uses crowdfunding to support farmers (in French)
- The AgTech Industry May Be Growing Up, AgFunder Reports
- The Netherlands turns the page on intensive agriculture (in French)
- China’s Tech Firms Are Mapping Pig Faces
FoodTech: fighting the good fight against food waste
Food waste costs us dearly: between 12 and 20 billion euros a year in France alone. FoodTech players are taking the bull by the horns and developing solutions that are attracting the attention of investors. 3D food printing, mobile apps, smart packaging… Here are a few initiatives attempting to turn the tide on food waste.
- Romanian startup Neurolabs’ tech is helping supermarkets to reduce waste by up to 40%
- Meal Canteen, the anti-food-waste app (in French)
- Food Waste Is the Next Great Gold Rush
- 3D printing snacks from food waste? Sounds gross, but it’s actually brilliant
- 6 amazing packaging materials that cut food waste and pollution
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By Claire VO.
ToasterLAB Program Manager, Claire "VO" is in charge of our start-ups' post-acceleration as well as intrapreneurship. After 12 years with Vitagora, Claire's unparalleled knowledge of our network is put to good use while integrating our startups into the food business ecosystem! E-mail her at: email@example.com