Growth Alliance: Rentenbank's AgTech & FoodTech Bootcamp

Date

To be announced

Who should apply

Startups on the way to their first (or next) funding ground

Cost

Free
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Bring your startup to the next level

The focus of this three-day bootcamp is the advancement of innovative startups along the whole agricultural and food value chain.

Over the past four years, the program has given more than 60 startups a platform to discuss their business model with industry representatives, investors and experienced company founders. Startups expanded their network and personal skills in the process. In workshops and 1-on-1 meetings with experts, topics including growth strategies, team formation, GDPR, investor readiness, negotiation, pitching and storytelling was discussed in depth – and all this is free of charge!

The bootcamp is just a piece of a larger Growth Alliance programthat has the goal of advancing the startup scene in the AgTech, FoodTech and Bioeconomy sectors. If your startup is not in an early stage and therefore not the target group of the bootcamp, there will still be opportunities for your startup to participate in upcoming accelerator programs.

In addition to the Growth Alliance – Bootcamp, the program was expanded to include three components. The Growth Alliance – Idea Camp is intended to strengthen the start-up mentality in the industry and increase the speed of innovation. The Growth Alliance – Accelerator Workshops offer startups in the growth phase consulting and training opportunities. For startups that already have funding and market traction, the Growth Alliance – Scale-up Session will offer a customized program.

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The Growth Alliance Bootcamp at TechQuartier in July 2022 was a great event for us! During the three intensive days, we made many new contacts with other founders from the agri-food industry. The diverse offers like input sessions, office hours, 1on1 meetings or the pitch training bring us and our product further. We are especially happy that we won the prize for the best pitch among 13 great startups at the Demoday. We can only recommend every startup to take advantage of the now expanded program. Great location, great people, great program! And most important: we had an incredible amount of fun!

Who will be accepted?

10 Startups

will be accepted to the Acceleration Workshops.

We are looking for startups that meet the following criteria:

  • You are working on an innovative solution in the AgTech, FoodTech or Agricultural Bioeconomy (see the targeted industries above).
  • Your startup is incorporated in Germany and is considered to be in an Early Stage.
  • Your business model focuses on offering products and services to other companies (e.g., B2B or B2B2C).
  • Your Startup actively contributes to at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the United Nations.

The application process build on three steps

#1

Application phase:

Application Form

Fill in the form with information on your startup and let us know your motivation and expectations (tip: for a quick procedure, have your pitch deck at hand! The application form is in German.)

#2

Interview Days

Interview

If we liked your application, you will get an invitation to a video-interview. Jump on a call with us, pitch your business model and be prepared for a Q&A on your startup and your motivation.

#3

Get started!

You got an acceptanced letter? Congratulations! Soon after you will get your onboarding material incl. assignments for your first workshop day.

Program Partners

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