The program is made up of 7 Deep Dive Week sessions, each of which has a specific focus designed to take the startups through the various stages of business development to make them investment-ready.
Rockstart Announces Startups From the 1st Edition of the Agrifood 2019 Program
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Rockstart has selected the ten startups for its first edition of the Agrifood Program located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Talented women and men from 6 different countries will spend the next six months building and refining their products, talking to mentors, and connecting to potential investors and customers. Rockstart AgriFood is the first domain where Rockstart offers support from the initial phase all the way up to Series B. By closing this €15 million AgriFood fund, Rockstart is staying true to its commitment to support and empower startups and provide unparalleled access to capital.
“We are really excited that we are now able to offer long-term support for the participating startups in our programs - starting with AgriFood. AgriFood is a domain where there is lots of room for innovation and we, therefore, expect to see many startups turning into global businesses in upcoming years. With Rockstart AgriFood, we want to take a hands-on active role in building these businesses.”, said Rune Theill, CEO at Rockstart.
The program is made up of 7 Deep Dive Week sessions, each of which has a specific focus designed to take the startups through the various stages of business development to make them investment-ready. The startups also gain access to dedicated partners from different industries within the AgriFood ecosystem. Our AgriFood partners include BAYER, Danske Bank, Danish Food Cluster, The Greenery, Grodan, Kramp, and LifeX. Apart from our stellar lineup of partners, we have a network of experienced mentors. The mentors will support and guide the startups chosen for this year’s program through business challenges and preparing the teams for global scaling.
“No two businesses are the same, and the Rockstart program reflects this by customizing the program content based on the needs of the startups. It’s our goal to help the startups scale to their full potential by focusing attention on the company and team structure, commercial growth, and fundraising”, said Mark Durno, Partner Rockstart AgriFood.
Rockstart AgriFood is backed by direct investors from 6 countries, and a wider international network of syndication partners and co-investors. In order to drive access to capital for the program startups, the Rockstart AgriFood fund will be co-investing in future rounds of the cohort startups with investors from the fund and broader network.
MEET THE TEAMS
The ten startups taking part in the AgriFood 2019 program come from multiple backgrounds and originate from 6 countries across three continents.
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