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FoodStars was founded for three reasons: the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector’s wish
to work with international startups, its challenge to adapt high-tech innovations to the context
of upcoming markets, where the need for innovation is high, and last but not least, its
commitment to contribute to food security and the world’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate your startup in a very short time to
maximize your market opportunity. During the six-month program you are fast-tracked in
bringing your product to market quickly and getting investment-ready. FoodStars offers you
all the proven support to take the important next steps in your business. Read here why you
should apply for our program:

The Netherlands is one big metropolitan area, yet it is the the world’s second largest
exporter of agri-food products after the US. That is why FoodStars focuses on fostering
innovative startups in smart farming in metropolitan areas. As such, FoodStars contributes to
feeding the world’s cities and important Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as
SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption).

FoodStars also aims to forge a lasting ecosystem for these startups. FoodStars team
believes there are many opportunities to innovate when people and ideas meet at the
crossovers between different sectors. Together we can drive innovation and
entrepreneurship for a more sustainable and healthier food production. It is high time that the
Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector has an innovation and startup ecosystem that
matches its reputation: the industry’s own ‘Silicon Valley’ to feed the world’s cities.