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Food Pioneers Program

Are you an (aspiring) entrepreneur eager to further develop your food idea, business or project? Are you looking for an inspiring workplace and community that helps you grow both personally and professionally? Apply for The Village Food Pioneers Program: take your business to the next level and become part of a growing international community of food entrepreneurs!

During this 6-month programme, we will help you accomplish your business goals through various training sessions and guidance by Food Hub, Impact Hub The Netherlands, Flevo Campus, and Horizon Flevoland professionals. You will dive into personal leadership, product prototyping, storytelling, community building and business modelling; Q&A sessions with food sector professionals; feedback rounds, and a pitch event. And if you are selected, joining the programme is entirely free!

 

Why apply?

Participate in the Food Pioneers program and you receive:

  • A training program with 12 learning modules
  • Bi-weekly peer-to-peer & group work sessions
  • An accountability partner throughout the program
  • 3 Training days with an experienced trainer 
  • 3 Workshops on Personal leadership and communities
  • 2 Workshops with Innofest (test like the best)
  • 1-op-1 sessions on local networks and production
  • A closing event
  • Access to the yearly program from Flevo Campus; meet-up events and other networking opportunities
  • Access to the Flevo Campus, Food Hub, the Impact Hub network and events! 

….representing a value of over €3,500!

Apply if you are...

01. … an (aspiring) entrepreneur with dedication

02. … excited to work in an English-speaking environment

03. … starting your business or looking for ways to develop it

04. … eager to work with other food professionals in a vibrant space

alumni

For #2021 edition fo the Village Food Pioneers Program, we selected 15 exciting startups that make a positive impact on the food sector in various ways.

Take a look at the alumni and get to know the businesses of Veerle Vrindts, co-founder of ProVeg, Sarah Ashraf, co-founder of SavFood, Fleur Ravelli, co-founder of Wims Wafels and others. Meet the startups of the latest edition HERE

Timeline

Q&A WEBINAR
15 FEBRUARY
21 FEBRUARY
APPLICATION DEADLINE
21 FEBRUARY
Selection Announcement
23 FEBRUARY
9 MARCH
Kick-off
9 MARCH
WORK SESSIONS
6 April,
4 May,
1 June,
29 June,
13 July
23 March,
18 May,
17 August
TRAINING DAYS
23 March,
18 May,
17 August
WORKSHOPS: LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY
9 March,
16 March,
31 August
20 April,
15 June
WORKSHOPS: INNOFEST
20 April,
15 June
FINAL EVENT
7 SEPTEMBER

An inclusive hub for aspiring food entrepreneurs

In 2021, ’the Village’ has opened as part of the Flevo Campus knowledge institute. The Village is a breeding ground, where students and professionals working come together and where (aspiring) entrepreneurs from the Netherlands and abroad get the opportunity to start and develop their own business. The close-knit community aims to be an inclusive hub, welcoming people with all kinds of backgrounds and promoting diverse perspectives. In a broader sense, the Village is the place where the food system transitions into a personal network, education transitions into entrepreneurship and where ideals transition into practice.

Still have some questions? Sign up for the Q&A Webinar.

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