Do you want to disrupt the food industry?

We might have something for you...
Three-month acceleration program for early-stage startups
Intensive collaboration with industry partners from the food value chain
Funding, office space, experts and coaching
Broad media coverage provided by us and the Handelsblatt
Batch starts September each year
Based in Frankfurt, Germany
Apply for the upcoming batch

How THE MISSION works

With THE MISSION Food, we connect top food and agritech startups with leading companies and experts from the industry to jointly work on sustainable solutions of tomorrow. THE MISSION Food offers three solutions:

Accelerator Program

Co-develop and test new and sustainable business models with leading industry partners and selected early-stage start-ups.

Talent Matching

Get access to a constantly growing pool of +4.600 talents and start-ups to position yourself in the industry or to find your next co-founder.

Media & Events

Position your company/startup as an industry leader/disruptive change maker through our year-around media campaign, trend radars and corporate networking events.

Sustainability Challenger

Challenge your sustainability programs and activities with partners across the value chain.

Accelerator Program

Co-develop and test new and sustainable business models with leading industry partners and selected early-stage start-ups.

Talent Matching

Get access to >4.600 talents and start-ups to position yourself in the industry or to find your next co-founder.

Media & Events

Position your company/startup as an industry leader/disruptive change maker through our year-around media campaign, trend radars and corporate networking events.

Sustainability Challenger

Challenge your sustainability programs and activities with partners across the value chain.

We bring key partners of the value chain together to collaborate for new, sustainable solutions

Supplier
Production & Manufacturing
Cultivation
Retail
Consumption & Nutrition
Waste Management & Recycling
Distribution
Raw Materials
Supplier
Production / Manufacturing
Distribution
Retail
Consumption
Waste Management/Recycling
Raw Materials
Supplier
Production/
Manufacturing
Distribution
Retail
Consumption
Waste Management & Recycling

THE MISSION Food focuses on the following challenges

Safety, Fraud​ & Crises
Alternative Nutrition ​
Traceability & Transparency​
Glocalisation
Food Waste​

Your benefits of joining THE MISSION...

Close collaboration with 15+ corporate partners from the food & agtech industry
10.000 EUR funding for your startup to accelerate
Fully fledged incubation program including office-space in the heart of Frankfurt
Mentoring and coaching from field experts (food, agtech, sustainability, tech, etc.)
Matching with a great co-founder to kickstart your idea and launch your business
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Get access to the best startup solutions and talents in the food & agtech sector
Collaborate with other key players and startups in the waste sector to jointly work on new solutions
Benefit from early access to startup ideas and shape the solutions with your insights & knowledge before piloting
Support selected investments from both of our funds and act as a strategic advisor to start-ups in their early growth phase
Get connected with entrepreneurial talents from the food- and agtech sector
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Our Network

Program Partners

Program partners are closely involved in the program and work with each other and the teams on a weekly basis.

Initiators

Together we initiated THE MISSION to solve the sustainability challenges of tomorrow.

Key dates for THE MISSION Food

Application Deadline

June 26th

You have an idea that fits into the value chain and innovation fields? Or you like to contribute to an idea? Then apply!
Demo Day

July 18th

The best 10 teams pitch in front of a jury (consisting of the participating corporate partners). Together we select the most promising 5 teams who will start the program.
Kick Off

September 12th

The program is launched in a big kick-off event with all participating corporate partners and teams.
Final Pitch

December 3rd

In a big final pitch the teams will present the final results and have the opportunity to negotiate follow-on options with the partners.

THE MISSION: Podcast

Interested how we tackle sustainability and economics in our program THE MISSION? We produce different podcasts to exactly those topics – Check them out!

THE MISSION: Media

Check out our first year of THE MISSION:

THE MISSION: YouTube

Check out our teams out of our first batch of THE MISSION waste.