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Meet the Startups | Impact the Food Chain Accelerator 2022

The Impact the Food Chain Accelerator, part of our Food Ecosystem, is 5-month growth programme for impact entrepreneurs who work on the transition towards a more sustainable food system. For the 2022 edition, we have selected 10 startups that focus on sustainable proteins, short and/or fair supply chains, biodiversity, food waste, or access to healthy & sustainable food. Read on to meet the startups!

The Impact the Food Chain Accelerator is created in collaboration between Impact Hub Amsterdam, The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Stichting Doen, Brave New Food & Food Hub.

De Nieuwe Keuken thinks it’s time for the next phase in the food transition: letting go of the idea that meat is the centre of your dish by giving vegetables the leading role they deserve. With 80% of Dutch people not eating enough vegetables, they provide a tasty solution: Lekker Fred’s Pulled Mushrooms. This first product is available in three different tastes; Shoarma, Mexicano, and Massala. 100% plant-based, gluten-free, soy-free, and guilt free! Read more.
Meal Tip is an app with the mission to combat food waste. Meal Tip allows you to save money daily during grocery shopping, by helping you buy the discounted products that soon will be thrown away. This not only helps the fight against food waste at supermarkets, but also contributes to helping those with lower budgets gain purchasing power. With high inflation in the Netherlands at the same time as high food waste in supermarkets, these two founders saw an opportunity to do better. Thanks to their stacking discount, consumers are able to increase purchasing power up to 5 times. This allows low- income households to buy fresh and nutritious food. Read more.
Sababa wants to make the fast food industry more plant based: not by forcing, but enticing people into plant-based alternatives. How? By letting the world know that plant based food is tasty! They put vegetables in the lead role, use innovation to make popular meat dishes plant-based, and offer the plant-based dishes for less than those with meat. That life should be Sababa, is at the anchor of all their choices: organic meat, minimising food waste, shares for their employees, and much more! Read more.
Fiber Foods offers food companies and chefs dehydrated jackfruit from family farmers in rural communities in Uganda. The dried young jackfruit is the perfect ingredient for a plant-based meal. Not only does it provide a meaty bite, but using dehydrated jackfruit also reduces the transportation footprint by 80% as opposed to shipping whole fruits or jackfruit in cans. This ingredient for the global food market accelerates the transition towards less meat and a more sustainable food system! Read more.
Buurtmaaltijden delivers package free delicious meals. They are moving from a social initiative to being a social enterprise: they want to put community back on the menu. Using healthy and sustainable food to connect with and activate people with a distance to society. What started during the COVID-19 pandemic as a solution to the growing desire of local residents to get active, is growing to catering projects and a social foundation with a societal impact. Read more.
Urban Ponics is a Green Tech company that aims to restore natures’ lost balance through technology. Their vision is to change existing paradigms by implementing reverse–engineering and biomimicry for the successful realisation of innovative and sustainable concepts. They create Green-Tech development projects to fight against today’s most pressing Urban Challenges, such as the lack of nutrition in today’s greens, polluted rivers and lakes, and food waste. They develop, rethink, and act upon different projects together with a team of dedicated people and partners that make all this possible. Read more.
The Lickin’ Company makes over the top creamy ice cream for you, directly from plants. You won't believe there's no dairy in there. By milking sunflowers instead of cows, the Lickin’ Company chooses to make ice cream without the greenhouse gases, without the over-fertilisation of soil and water, and without cutting down trees. And that’s not all: with every lick you're supporting wildlife, as 50% of their revenue goes to biodiversity (WWF, Trees for All , Solidaridad). That's why every lickin' flavour is named after a wild animal. Care to meet them? Read more.
Be Frank develops and produces delicious insect-based food products. A hamburger or meatballs with the benefits of plants, but the nutritional values of beef. Products with a clear win, win: good for the planet, good for you. Read more.
This extender farmer shop is returning the food chain to the local. De Pantry is an unmanned local shop, which you will find in locations where there are few or no options for doing your daily shopping. In addition to the convenience of close shopping, this shop contains fresh products that are locally produced. Think vegetables, fruit, dairy and meat. This short chain expert brings together local farmers and offers a fair price to the local producer and a fresh and delicious product to the consumer. Read more.
All the spices from The Good Spice are sustainably grown, according to traditional methods: an age-old collaboration between farmer and nature. And you can taste it! By offering these farmers a direct market and a good price, they create financial space for the development of their production in harmony with nature. This specialty spice not only provides taste to your food, but also shorter chains, better biodiversity, and quality spice sourcing. Read more.