The company invested in five Food Tech companies of the future.
Just Eat has selected the five Food Tech start-ups that will participate in its new Seed Programme, following the successful conclusion of its Accelerator Programme in January. Just Eat will invest £20,000 in each company and host a comprehensive programme of mentoring, training and networking to give the start-ups a leg up on the next stage of their development.
The start-ups selected for the 12-week programme, which begins on Tuesday 18 April, represent a varied cross-section of the Food Tech sector. This reflects Just Eat’s ambition to identify young companies with the potential to transform the food industry from Farm to Fork to Bin. They showcase the extraordinary potential for the sector to grow creatively, profitably and sustainably, for the benefit of consumers, restaurants and food vendors, and the wider community.
Stuart Mainwaring, head of Ventures at Just Eat, said: “Just Eat’s mission is to create the world’s leading food community. Our Accelerator and Seed programmes play a critical role in our efforts to develop a thriving Food Tech ecosystem in the UK, as we make investments in innovation and big ideas that will help drive forward this fast-growing sector in a sustainable way. Much like our successful first programme, the next 12 weeks will involve an intensive schedule full of challenges and opportunities to help these five fabulous start-ups learn and grow. They have each shown outstanding attributes – and huge potential – to stand out from a large crowd of applicants, so we’re excited to see how they continue to develop on our programme.”
The Seed Programme is designed to equip the start-ups with the tools and experience to secure seed funding in due course. The five start-ups participating in the Programme are:
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