Startup and scaleup support

How do I start a agrifood company? How can I scaleup? The Foodvalley ecosystem offers a variety of support programs for startups and scaleups, helping them with developing their entrepreneurial skills and more. Choose the program that suits your needs the best as an entrepreneur and as a new company.

To start a company starts with a business plan for a new, innovative agrifood venture. You want to get your products or services to the market quickly, and you want to avoid the pitfalls typical of startups and scaleups in the agrifood sector. But how can you manage to do just that? Benefit immediately from our many years of experience.

These highly successful organizations are ready to help you through the initial phases. Moreover, Foodvalley NL is skilled in attracting potential partners and investors for your company. Get in touch with us and we’ll make the best match possible.

Startup and scaleup support programs:


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ScaleUpFood is a comprehensive support program dedicated to scaling entrepreneurial ventures in food and agriculture.

ScaleUpFood will address venture scaling challenges first by carrying out ongoing fact-based research to uncover the success factors of global food and agri scale-up companies. Then, the invite-only support program starting in October addresses areas specific to food and agri scale-ups like strategic selling to large corporates, specialized finance, and data driven business model extensions. The program engages top Dutch corporates and innovative mid-caps for collaboration with the scale-ups. After the program, qualified ventures will be invited for longer term tailored support, collaboration opportunities and access to series-B level funding.

StartLife supports agrifood startups in the pre-seed stage. The program provides a loan, allowing the startups to make their first steps toward developing their business. Apart from funding, the StartLife program offers training in various areas of business development such as building a team, financial modelling and market validation.

Foodvalley Accelerator is a support and training program of Foodvalley NL and ScaleUp Company for small innovative food and agriculture firms that are looking to scale up their operations. The mission is to empower agrifood scaleups with the tools, accountability and network to grow and flourish after the startup phase. The Foodvalley Accelerator started in the spring of 2019.

BOX (Blue Ocean Xlerator) is a startup accelerator for startups in agri, food and life sciences. It focuses on sustainable breakthrough technology. BOX is run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. It aims to help build companies from the ground up, including putting together a team and scale up any technology needed to speed company growth. Box has its own research and development firms, TDI and TOP, which provide tailored expertise, from research and advisory work to factory design.