kick-start your european development:
Join the "fermentation tech" special acceleration program by toasterlab


Scale-ups and start-ups innovating in fermentation-based food ingredients and technologies for B2B markets, apply to ToasterLAB’s “Fermentation tech” special acceleration program.

This 3-month acceleration program will get you the right business connections and the right expert support to boost your development in French and European markets.
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ToasterLAB is a not-for-profit acceleration program powered by Vitagora, a leading European food innovation cluster. Applications are open to Agri-Food startups and SMEs from France and abroad.
Since its launch in 2016, ToasterLAB has accelerated over 60 start-ups and scale-ups. It is specialised in the needs of innovative agrifood companies, and gives access to a network of over 660 food business players in France and Europe, as well as a community of over 100 experts and mentors.



what you get

The "Ferementation tech" special acceleration program by ToasterLAB begins with a 5-day intensive bootcamp in France, followed by 3 months of expert, on demand acceleration support. It also includes direct business connections with major manufacturers and investors.
It costs 3000€, with no equity taken.
Included in the program:
  • A 5-day intensive bootcamp, April 3rd to 7th, 2023 in Paris and Dijon, France (room, board and domestic travel included*):
    - Coaching and expert advice on doing business in France and Europe, market opportunities for fermentation solutions, regulatory context…
  • - Strategic meetings (partners, mentors, experts, corporates, investors).
    - Pitch your product or technology at Vitagora’s annual convention (660 members) on April 6th in Dijon.
  • 3-month acceleration coaching and on-demand support from the ToasterLAB startup manager and regular assistance from your mentor:
    - A personalised action plan and implementation support
    - Targeted advice from ToasterLAB’s 100 experts in all areas (finance, management, HR, law etc.)
    - One year membership to Vitagora, a leading European food innovation cluster (valued at 1134€).
*Travel costs to and from France not included in the price.


Start-ups and scale-ups developing innovations in fermentation technologies and foods for B2B markets can apply:

  • Tools and technologies for optimising production and processing: analyticsand measurement of bioreactions,reducing the environmental footprint (water/energy, recycling food waste etc.), foods with specific characteristics or functionalities.
  • Innovative ingredients produced from fermentation with clear benefits for the consumer: natural, improved taste, healthy, sustainable etc.

how to apply?

Fill in the application form on F6S at:


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Application deadline for next intake

February 28th, 2023

Acceleration program begins

April 3rd, 2023 in Paris, France






For any questions, please contact:
Clément Galbois, Business developer,

+33 3 80 78 77 40