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Startup Innovation Challenge

For the third time, The Fi Global Startup Innovation Challenge 2018 will take place during one of Fi Global’s flagship shows – Health ingredients Europe (Frankfurt, 27-29 November 2018). Now is your chance to take part in this challenge! It will give you the opportunity to pitch your idea to the whole host of F&B industry players that make up the show’s 500+ exhibitors and 10,000+ attendees. 

Previous winners have benefited greatly from the positive response and the recognition they received from the Fi Global Startup Innovation Challenge. It has provided them with a platform for presenting their ideas, helped them secure equity funding and given them international exposure.  


This year’s categories are:

- Most Innovative Healthy Food or Beverage Ingredient;
- Most Innovative Plant-Based Finished Product;
- Most Innovative Technology or Service supporting F&B.

Entry criteria

- The startup should be no older than 5 years
- The startup must have a clear business plan and a developed concept at the very least, prototypes or the final product are preferred
- The product or service needs to be truly novel 

- The product or service must have a specific health benefit or support health in some way

To enter, you must be available to pitch in person on both Monday 26 November and Tuesday 27 November in Frankfurt, Germany.
All shortlisted candidates will be given the opportunity to pitch their product live on Tuesday 27 November at Hi Europe. The winners will receive their prize following the live pitches.

The application process is now open. To apply, simply complete this online form before Friday 21 September 2018.

For more information, visit the website here.


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