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Impact the Food Chain Accelerator 2019

The Dutch agri-food sector is in need of change. Despite being the largest economic sector in the Netherlands, the sector faces significant challenges. For example, we are dealing with a loss of biodiversity and CO2 emissions must be drastically reduced. In addition, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agri-food products in the world. As a result, the choices we make have widespread and international consequences. What if we use this position to impact the entire food chain and promote the transition to a sustainable food system?

For the Impact the Food Chain Accelerator, we have selected 10 innovative startups and SMEs (MKB’ers) who aim to make the food chain more sustainable. Over the course of 13 training days, they will get their enterprise ready for investment, growth and impact!


  • 13 days of training and strategy sessions at Impact Hub Amsterdam
  • At least 2 days of excursions to / with strategic partners
  • One-on-one mentor guidance by an experienced entrepreneur
  • Individual legal advice by De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • Individual advice on revenue models and strategy by Commonland
  • A peer-to-peer approach: all participants in the program bring relevant experiences and network with them and learn a lot from each other and each other’s feedback during the program
  • Access to a diverse network of impact investors, including through the Demo Day, various networking events and excursions
  • Impact Hub Amsterdam membership, with workplaces, discounts and access to an international network of impact makers


  • Your enterprise is ready for investment, growth and impact
  • Insight into the development phase, next steps, financing requirements, and a validated and investment ready business plan
  • New and strengthened partnerships in your production chain (such as suppliers or launching customers)
  • Strengthened presentation and pitch skills
  • Insight into your role in the food transition and making and measuring your impact
  • Strong presentation for strategic partners and potential financiers