FoodStars: the accelerator for startups in horti-tech now open for applications

FoodStars, a platform for the development of agri-food start-ups in smart-farming, is looking for innovative start-ups to join their program!


FoodStars was founded for three reasons: the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector’s wish to work with international startups, its challenge to adapt high-tech innovations to the context of upcoming markets, where the need for innovation is high, and last but not least, its commitment to contribute to food security and the world’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate your startup in a very short time to maximize your market opportunity. During the six-month program, you are fast-tracked in bringing your product to market quickly and getting investment-ready. FoodStars offers you all the proven support to take the important next steps in your business. Read here why you should apply for our program:

The Netherlands is one big metropolitan area, yet it is the the world’s second-largest exporter of agri-food products after the US. That is why FoodStars focuses on fostering innovative startups in smart farming in metropolitan areas. As such, FoodStars contributes to feeding the world’s cities and important Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption).

FoodStars also aims to forge a lasting ecosystem for these startups. FoodStars team believes there are many opportunities to innovate when people and ideas meet at the crossovers between different sectors. Together we can drive innovation and entrepreneurship for a more sustainable and healthier food production. It is high time that the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector has an innovation and startup ecosystem that matches its reputation: the industry’s own ‘Silicon Valley’ to feed the world’s cities.