THE NETWORK For Solution Provider
Being backed by Europe’s largest fertilizer producer, K+S, we provide the best support for scaling solution providers within the AgriFood Tech area.
During the acceleration phase, support is provided by coaches, a mentoring program and the network of corporates, investors and other entrepreneurs. Implementation within a corporate or market environment follows immediately after during the incubation program where the teams develop the solution for the launch in the market.
We'll help you find funding and develop your startup together with world class corporates. We'll set you up to properly scale upwards with us in Hannover.
We want you to focus on your solution. For every phase of our program we will grant financial support so you focus just on disruption. No matter if it runs 3 or 12 months, or If you are a startup or intrapreneur.
We provide experienced startup coaches, investors, industry experts and an entrepreneurial environment. RootCamp's program offers close interaction with our strategic partners. A dedicated intrapreneurial team at our partner K+S is eager to launch pilot projects with startups.
We'll support you with implementing a successful entrepreneurship culture and protocol within your company.
We offer startup acceleration but also programs to test, implement, and scale your entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial solution in a real world environment of the B2B AgriFood value chain.
We're looking for the world's best solutions from the AgriFood value chain from all stages. Come to Hannover (Germany) to take the right steps, validate your idea and scale your solution. We are open for entrepreneurial but also intrapreneurial innovators. You can apply year-round and our expert jury will admit access to the program regularly. Check out the requirements below (click to expand).
We expect all applying startups to have a complete founding team of 2-4 founders, with all crucial skill sets and necessary experience, already in place. Teams must have business level fluency in English OR at least German. Intrapreneurial Teams are free to apply as well – ideally backed up with a corporate sponsor.
Your startup's idea and concept should be truly outstanding, unique, and most importantly, scalable. We're looking for companies and teams that have the potential to disrupt the AgriFood-Tech segment.
We're not looking for startups who want things to come to them easily. We're going to invest 100% into you, so we expect you to have the passion, energy, willingness, and drive to make your startups come to life.
Your startup should ideally be in the pre-seed or seed phase to participate in the acceleration program and later incubation. We also encourage late stage startups (series A and B) to fuel the implementation of their solution within the corporate environment. You could even see us as European bridgehead for your expansion phase.
The RootCamp has a focus on AgriFood-Tech startups providing solutions in, but not limited to, the following target areas: Agriculture Biotechnology; Agribusiness marketplaces; Bioenergy&Biomaterial; Farm Management Software, Farm Robotics; Mechanization & Equipment; Innovative Food & Ingredients; SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS; Green B2B Packaging; LOGISTICS OF AGRICULTURAL OR FOOD PRODUCTS; Novel Farming Systems.
Startups applying to our acceleration program should have acquired less than a total of 1 Million USD in revenue from all sources (Investments, Customer Acquisition, etc). Late Stage Startups are offered to directly start from the implementation phase close to the market or corporate environment.
We provide an acceleration curriculum for early stage startups but also fuel late stage startups. We even assist established companies to implement their solution within the European market. We provide access to our supportive network to help you with whatever you need to start scaling.