70 candidates, 7 startups on the starting blocks! The jury of AcceleRise, composed of its founding members, were audience to the pitches of the finalists seeking to join the first session of the acceleration program. Congratulations to the winners, and our sincere thanks to all the candidates!
The program begins on February 2nd, 2017, with an intensive 3-month acceleration session, based in Dijon and in Paris, followed by a 9-month post-acceleration phase. A new call for candidates will open in the spring of 2017.
The first cohort. Who was chosen?
Aveine is the company that developed InVino, the first connected wine aerator that allows users to instantly serve any wine in a perfect condition for tasting.
Boostherm is a heat saving system for transforming cooling units into sources of safe, sustainable heat.
Cellier Domesticus is the inventor of a connected thermostat for wine cellars. The patented control system naturally optimises temperature, humidity and even electricityconsumption.
Inalve is the inventor of an innovative process for the production of microalgae and micro-algae-based ingredients for animal feed.
Kuantom is the new, professional, all-in-one, automatic solution for creating cocktails. Following two years of R&D, Kuantom is launching its first connected mixologist infused with all the expertise and specialist knowledge of the barman for creating exceptional cocktails.
Tassiopée reinvents the coffee break with a new edible container that is both delicious, fun and eco-responsible.
An excellent response to the first participation call
More than 70 FoodTech and AgTech startups from 8 countries applied to join AcceleRise, of which 11 were selected to present their pitch on January 19th. Christophe Breuillet, CEO of AcceleRise, is delighted with this response. “AcceleRise is an innovative program that is unique in the current context of offers to FoodTech entrepreneurs. As France’s first FoodTech acceleration program, and as the first to offer access to the vast food business ecosystem of a leading European Food Cluster (Vitagora), we are very happy with how this program was able to draw candidates from as far as Mexico or HongKong.”
A second cohort programmed for September 2017
This first cohort will begin its acceleration program on February 2nd, 2017, in Dijon. The participants will benefit from the experience and expertise of a pool of 60 mentors and partners and will cover a large panel of strategic and operational subjects specifically adapted to the Foodtech sector. A second cohort for 2017 is already on the cards. A call for applications will open in the spring of 2017, and the new cohort begin its acceleration program in September 2017.
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