FoodForward Global Accelerator Program 2018

Deloitte Foodforward Accelerator is now accepting applications from the most promising FoodTech startups ready to rock the agrifood & retail industry. Deadline for submission of application is 29th July 2018.

FoodForward Global Accelerator Program

FoodForward is a global Foodtech accelerator that brings top Made in Italy corporates and best international innovators together to disrupt agrifood and retail sectors.

We chase innovation along the food supply chain to find the new foodtech stars. 

The program, held in Milan, is powered by Deloitte and promoted by Corporate partners Amadori, Cereal Docks, Finiper Group along with leading investors such as Innogest and Digital Magics, Media & Community partner Seeds&Chips and Italian Institution Federalimentare. 


  • Corporate Access –  Unique opportunity to test and validate your product collaborating with industrial leading partners that oversee the whole foodchain. Speedup the go to market thanks to an hands-on and tailored mentorship approach by committed Partners
  • Deloitte Expertise –  Deloitte’s globally recognized consultancy approach and its worldwide network on your fingertips to boost your Startup
  • Italian and Milan Ecosystem –  Gain knowledge tapping in Made in Italy excellence. Accelerate your Startup in Milan, the city in Europe where tradition meets innovation
  • Smart Money –  Access to €20k in cash contribution and €50k in services, directly invested by our Partners, in exchange for 6% of your equity
  • Network of investors –  Up to €1Mln in follow-on investments already committed by our expert investors
  • Co-working and facilities –  Run your business from a collaborative co-working space and test your product having access to corporate partners facilities



  •  Circular economy :Sharing economy,Foodwaste and Sustainable packaging.
  •  Agritech : Precision farming, animal health,vertical and indoor farming and clean commodities
  •  Omnichannel : Customer engagement & smart packaging ,Digital experience and digital native brands.
  •  Alternative ingredients : Plant based proteins,invitro cell culture,novel and superfood.
  •  Quality and traceability: Food safety, plant quality and food quality
  •  Delivery revolution : Direct to consumer & meal kit,Digital restaurants and new delivery vehicles.
  •  Healthy lifestyle : Precision nutrition & coaching,meal replacement and supplements.


  • Application Close: July 29,2018
  • Application evaluation : September – October 2018
  • Startup On-boarding : November – December 2018
  • Deloitte Foodforward Accelerator 2018 Start : January 2019

Engage with our Network before starting

  • International Roadshow: Meet us during our events, industry conferences, and through referral by our Deloitte Network, investors, mentors, and partners. Follow the #FoodForwardroadshow on social media
  • Live interviews: shortlisted Startups meet our selection committee in order to select the best 7-10 teams to join the program

An intensive 15 weeks program

  • Hands-on learning experience and out-of-the-building approach, to successfully transform ideas into innovative products. The program takes you from Business Model Consolidation, to Validation & Prototyping aiming at Fundraising & Go-to-Market success
  • Work directly with expert mentors from our Corporate Partners and Deloitte ecosystem in order to validate and scale your business faster thanks to MVP and POC testing

Accelerate fast!

  • Pitch in the final Demo Day in front of carefully selected professional investors that will be keen to drive your company to the next stage
  • Boost your network and learn from cross-functional and cross-contamination teams of Corporate executives, experienced consultants, entrepreneurs, scientists, private investors and venture capitalists (VCs)

Apply Here Official Link

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