The Dutch food chain is in need of change. Though the agro-food sector is one of the largest economic sectors in the Netherlands, it is facing considerable challenges. It is responsible for a large share of national CO2 emissions, and the landscape is suffering from a loss of biodiversity. In addition, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agro-food products worldwide. This means the choices we make can have widespread global consequences. What if we use this position to make real impact across the food chain and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system?    

Join our incubator program | Impact the Food Chain

For our incubator program we will select entrepreneurs who are taking the first steps in developing a new product or business that aims to make the food chain more sustainable. During the course of three training days and four masterclasses, you'll be able to develop your business plan, strengthen your skills and pilot your product or business in our network.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

The Incubator program is focused on the same themes as the Accelerator program. We are looking for entrepreneurs and initiators with a potential revenue model, who work on:
  • Shorter and fairer chains and contribute to regenerative agriculture
  • Circular economy, contributing to targets like reduced food waste
  • Lower climate impact, for example with sustainable protein
As an entrepreneur you have the commitment and capacity to execute your plan. In three training days and four masterclasses you will work on your business model, strategy, and roadmap for the coming months.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

  • Bring your venture to the next level with business growth techniques used by the 270+ startups we supported
  • Benefit from three training days and four masterclasses to work on your business model, strategy and roadmap for the coming months
  • Work with experts from Impact Hub and our program partners (see below) to grow your business
  • Develop a solid financial plan and financial business case
  • Exchange peer-to-peer support with your fellow entrepreneurs
  • Discover what sets your products or services apart from the competition
  • Test your products and get lots of constructive feedback to help improve them
  • Better understand your target audience and customers
  • Learn how tell your story and position your brand
  • Become a master of the art of pitching successfully to potential investors
  • Be a part of the Impact Hub network and our food ecosystem, and will have access to all the relevant experts, mentors, partners and more.

  • COST & TIMELINE

    Program price: €947

    Timeline coming soon.

    CONTACT

    Any questions? Contact Romee Erens, Program Scout at Impact Hub Amsterdam.

    PROGRAM PARTNERS

    De Nieuwe Boerenfamilie | Stichting DOEN | Food Hub | Commonland | TransitieCoalitie Voedsel | Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Our program partners
    This program is part of the platform ‘New Farmers Family’
    We can’t change the food system on our own. Collaboration across the entire food chain is paramount. De Nieuwe Boerenfamilie ('The New Farmers Family') platform brings together a multidisciplinary group that is necessary for making the food chain more sustainable: from farmers in agriculture, livestock and fishing, to suppliers and the processing and food industry. But also consumers, financial bodies, knowledge institutions and the government.

    The platform is a collaboration by LTO Noord, Vandejong Creative Agency, 5voor1, Impact Hub Amsterdam and Agrio.