11 food start-ups will follow an intensive, two-month programme. During this programme, they will learn how to accelerate and grow their business. The winner of the program will be announced at the end of June and will be rewarded with € 10,000, additional management guidance and access to the Wessanen’s extensive network.
The scouting and pre-selection phase started in February, when Wessanen and Impact Hub Amsterdam started looking for small food companies that already have proof of concept and the need to grow and scale up.
Furthermore, participants were required focus on one of the following areas:
Charly’s All is Fair offers gluten-, lactose-, sugar- and soy-free alternatives to cheese that are better for health and the earth
Bieterbal sell the vegetarian version of this Dutch typical snack, made from beets and other local and pure ingredients
Botanic Bites develops sustainable food products with local ingredients and preferably residual streams of other products
The African Power Bar sells affordable, healthy and nutritious energy bars