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General FAQ

  • Where is RootCamp?

    RootCamp is in Hannover, the capital of Lower Saxony, in Germany. Our office is located in the heart of Hannover, 5 minutes walking from the main train station.  

  • Who is behind RootCamp?

    RootCamp was founded by SpinLab, the HHL accelerator from Leipzig, and K+S Group, a global chemical company producing fertilizer and salt. 

  • What makes RootCamp unique?

    We believe in disruptive innovation, learning and failing, and diversity and inclusion. RootCamp is the first AgriFood Tech incubation program designed to support innovation at 360 degrees in this field. We support startups of different stages thanks to tailored programs, as well as corporates to develop their internal know-how thanks to intrapreneurs programs.

 

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TEAM Eligibility

  • Which companies can apply for RootCamp?

    We support every type of startup working in the AgriFood Tech B2B sector. From early stage up to late stage up to Series B. Check our verticals in the Program Page for more details. It is never too early or never too late to apply for our program.

  • I have only an idea, is it too early to apply for RootCamp?

    We are focused on startups which already have a MVP (minimum viable product) and some traction. However, if you are at the beginning of your journey, we encourage you to apply and get visible to our radar. 

  • Can I apply for RootCamp as a solo-founder?

    RootCamp is looking for startups with a team, which consist of 2 to 3 people with complementary skills. Team dynamics is, in fact fundamental, for your success and the incubation program. However, we encourage solo-founders with a determination and a disruptive idea to apply too. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Costs

  • How much does the RootCamp program cost?

    Our partners are financing the program so that it is 100% free for accepted startups and we do not take any money or equity from you. 

  • How much money do startups get from RootCamp?

    Each startup gets from 15,000 up to 55,000 euro in funding. This depends on the stage of the startup and how long you stay in the program. You can use the money to cover your expenditures such as accommodation and travel costs to Hannover and you are very welcome to take advantage of our offices for free as long as you are enrolled in the program. 

 

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