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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR ROOTCAMP IN HANNOVER

  1. Our mission: you share our mission to disrupt the AgriFood value chain.
  2. Rolling intake: you can apply all year long as soon as you feel ready for the challenge.
  3. Personalized program: we design the program around your needs to help you achieve your goals and offer a 3-months acceleration program up to 9-months incubation for implementation.
  4. Working space: you will have an office to work for free in Hannover. In addition our strategic partner K+S can offer lab space in Wunstorf at the Innopark Sigmundshall.
  5. Expertise: we have an extensive network of experts in all fields as well as personalized coaching sessions and an online learning platform.
  6. Focus on implementation: you will work together with big companies, such as our global partner K+S, and get traction through pilot projects.
  7. Community: we belong to an ecosystem made of an accelerator (SpinLab), a VC fund (Smart Infrastructure Ventures), and a digital hub (Smart Infrastructure Hub in Leipzig).
  8. Capital and equity free: you can get up to 55k euro in funding, while you keep 100% ownership of your startup.
  9. All phases: it does not matter whether you are a pre-seed, seed, or later stage startup.
  10. International: you will get in contact with startups from all around the world.

WHO ARE YOU?

You are change makers and entrepreneurs, who are passionate, committed and forward looking. The main selection criteria are you, your team and your ideas. Your startup has a solution in the B2B Agri-Food Tech sector in the so-called upstream area of the value chain. Our target areas are:

Agriculture Biotechnology; Agribusiness marketplaces; Bioenergy & Biomaterial; Farm Management Software, Sensing or IoT, Farm Robotics; Mechanization & Equipment; Innovative Food & Ingredients; Supply chain solutions; Green B2B Packaging; Logistics of agricultural or food products; Novel Farming Systems and Community solutions.

We accept startups from all around the world and from all stages (pre-seed, seed, or late stage startup). We require participants to be fluent in business English, but application can be in German too.

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HOW TO APPLY TO OUR STARTUP ACCELERATOR PROGRAM IN HANNOVER

Our application process is quite simple: submit your application on F6S. F6S is a free registration-based platform that many companies use for application.

Share your pitch deck

First you should upload your current and up-to-date pitch deck as a PDF (10-15 slides) or pitching video (7-10min).

Your pitch should include all typical information: What is the problem? What is your solution (product or service)? Who are customers? What is the size of the market? Who are competitors? How do you make money? Who are you (team)? What do your action plan and financial planning look like? 

Answer some questions 

In F6S you will have around 20 questions about more specific details about your startup like team, product, funding, sector, and customers. It takes only 15 minutes! 

Still have some questions? We're here to help!

Simply fill out the form below and one our team members can help you out with our application process.

 

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE AGRIFOOD INDUSTRY

Submit your application with us today, we're looking forward to supporting you on your journey.

 

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