In light of COVID-19, the FoodBytes! face-to-face networking events and pitch slams – which Rabobank has been running for five years in multiple cities – recently transitioned to FoodBytes! Pitch, a startup discovery platform that gives corporate leaders and investors exposure to a larger group of startups, with opportunities for deeper interaction and networking throughout the year.
The 45 shortlisted companies – chosen from nearly 340 applicants across the globe – will attend a series of virtual mentoring sessions in mid-October on everything from deal structuring to legal, financing, recruitment, and go to market strategies.
They will also get the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations with mentors to secure direct feedback on products, technologies and pitches.
Each will then submit a three-minute pre-recorded video for consideration, explained Anne Greven, global head of food and ag innovation at Rabobank, who said a great pitch required energy and passion, a well-thought …