AcceleRiseYou still have a chance to join the Accelerise business acceleration program. Apply before December 19th 2016 and join the 40 candidates from 8 different countries.

Please note the following calendar dates have also been modified 

  • - Pitch and Final selection: January 19th, 2017
  • - Acceleration program launch: February 2nd, 2017
  • - Demo day: April 27th, 2017

AcceleRise: an innovative FoodTech/AgTech acceleration program

AcceleRise is a new business acceleration program developed for the food industry offering a direct link to mentors, business opportunities, product development expertise, and internationalisation support. The 3-month intensive program begins in February 2017 between two hubs (Paris and Dijon).

The program is made up of training sessions and workshops focused on food industry topics. In parallel, the participating start-ups will benefit from personised mentoring and coaching, events, business intelligence, and direct connections to a vast FoodTech ecosystem in France and abroad.

At the end of the 3-month program, candidates will also be supported through a 9-month period in order to find investors, distributors and commercial partners, as well as having access to international outreach or innovation support.

AcceleRise is open to mature start-ups (at the proof of concept stage) as well as SMEs in the areas of FoodTech and AgTech – from agriculture through to consumer services.

A door onto a business ecosystem of 350 actors

The AcceleRise program has been developed by a consortium of partners – the food innovation cluster,Vitagora, industry leaders such as the SEB group, InVivo and Dijon Céréales, and investors such as the banks Crédit Agricole and Caisse d’Epargne. Also involved are over 50 technical partners and professional mentors.

Thanks to the partners’ networks, the program participants will have a direct connection to more than 350 food business players, including multinational in France and throughout the world – their future partners, clients and investors.


Objective: launch tomorrow’s FoodTech/AgTech champions

“Our goal is to create the new champions of the FoodTech and AgTech sectors,” explains Christophe Breuillet, AcceleRise CEO. “AcceleRise is a valuable tool for strengthening the FoodTech ecosystem and responding to both the needs of young entrepreneurs and those of multinationals looking to increase their agility in response to emerging food business models and consumer behaviours.”

Applications close December 19th, 2016 at 10am. Apply now