From left to right: Philipp Rittershaus, Managing Director of RootCamp, and Gaia Amatteis, Program Manager of RootCamp.
The RootCamp is an accelerator for technology-oriented startups from the agrifood tech and bioeconomy sector. The accelerator was founded in Hannover, Germany, by the SpinLab Accelerator and the fertilizer and salt producer, K+S.
Our mission is to disrupt the agrifood value chain and to do so it offers different programs, targeted to young and later stage startups from all around the world. Support is offered with intense coaching, a network of mentors, industry experts and investors. The teams stay in the program from three up to twelve months and get a financial grant of up to € 50.000 in exchange for no equity.
A fundamental part of the program is the collaboration between startups and corporate partners to develop new ideas and implement suitable solutions, in the form of pilot projects.