Bon Appétech has partnered with 33entrepreneurs to launch the Premiere Global Food Startups Pitch Competition in San Francisco October 2-4, 2015. Coinciding with the Bon Appétech conference, the Pitch Competition will showcase the most talented and promising teams and startups in food innovation. The conference will bring together leading minds in the food space for a global event on Good Food Innovation, with interactive programming, hands-on demos and a Startup Expo with 100+ food startups.
Leading up to the Bon Appétech conference, 33entrepreneurs – the Global Wine & Spirits, Food, and Travel Startup Accelerator — is organizing a 9 city U.S. Startup Tour, taking place July 8-30. Crossing the country from New York City to San Francisco and traveling over 8,000km to some of the top innovation hubs in the USA, 33entrepreneurs will seek the most disruptive startups in the food and wine innovation space. At each stop on the U.S. Startup Tour, 33entrepreneurs will select top startups to participate in the final Pitch Competition at Bon Appétech conference.
$100K Prize for the Winner of the Food Startup Pitch Competition at Bon Appétech
33entrepreneurs is the leading food, wine, and travel startup accelerator and seed-stage VC fund in France.
Since its inception, 33entrepreneurs has run more than 25 startup contests across Europe, with more than 500 startups that have pitched their concepts onstage in front of 2,000 people including entrepreneurs, influencers, investors and media. This summer, 33entrepreneurs launches its North America campaign to promote disruptive innovation in the Wine & Spirits, Food and Travel industries.
33entrepreneurs will travel across North America, like a rock band on a startup tour, with a full team of innovative explorers and experts, travelling 8,000 km coast to coast to meet with thousands of entrepreneurs at some of the leading innovation hubs across the country.
Program of the Tour:
New York – July 8
Boston – July 10
Montreal – July 13
Toronto – July 15
Chicago – July 18
Austin – July 21
Boulder – July 23
Los Angeles – July 27
San Francisco – July 30
At each stop, startups will have the opportunity to pitch before a panel of high-quality, local VCs, entrepreneurs and institutional representatives. Each startup will have 5 minutes to pitch its project and then be critiqued by panel members. For each contest, one winner per vertical will be selected and be given the opportunity to take part in the Grand Finale at Bon Appétech Conference.
At the October event, the finalists from the 33entrepreneurs Startup Tour will compete in the grand finale against other startups from around the world, for a chance to win a $100K prize and take part in 33entrepreneurs’ next promotion of accelerated startups.
Bon Appétech and 33entrepreneurs share a mutual passion to nurture entrepreneurs
This pioneering partnership is the early fruit of their common vision and investment to build a better global future by empowering good food innovation.
Bon Appétech is bringing together 750+ attendees, 100+ industry thought leaders and speakers, and 100+ startup exhibitors and global brands in FoodTech, AgTech, and Food & Beverage to showcase their companies and launch new products at the Bon Appetech conference. In order to attract the best startups from around the world, Bon Appétech has created the Food Startup Expo to collaborate with leading food accelerators, incubators, and organizations to nourish and support food entrepreneurs.