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The Food + Ag Tech Accelerator

Previous Cohorts

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Corporate Collaborators in Previous Cohorts

Acceleration in Food + Ag Innovation

The first cohort of the program kicked off in February of 2017. Corporate collaborators came together with the selected startups in the program to fuel cross-industry partnerships and set a new standard for logistics innovation. Startups had the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the corporate collaborators in the dedicated pilot program.

Startups in Previous Cohorts

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Emerging Tech Themes

We’ll focus on incorporating startups that align with emerging growth segments that will disrupt Food + Ag as we know it. Below are some of the segments that will be the focus for the 2016/7 program:

Food Tech

  • Connected Kitchen
  • Waste Technology
  • Food E-Commerce
    • In-home cooking
    • Groceries
    • Mobile onDemand

Agriculture, Ingredients, Biotech

  • Precision Engineering + Decision Support Tech
  • Smart Equipment + Hardware
  • Biologicals + Biochemicals
  • Food Safety + Traceability
  • Irrigation + Water
  • Soil + Seed + Crop Tech
  • Indoor Agriculture
  • Animal Health
  • Alternative Proteins

Food & Beverages

  • CPG (Consumer Focused)
  • Novel Foods
  • Dairy Alternatives
  • Food Safety + Traceability
  • Supplements + Nootropics 
  • Food Science
  • Functional Foods


F&A Next is the first European platform for investors, startups and scale-ups in the food and agricultural domain. RocketSpace SVP & GM Michele McConomy will be moderating the seed fund panel discussion.

FoodBytes! by Rabobank is a pitch competition-meets-networking event that discovers game-changing startups, investors, and industry leaders.


KitchenTown is a food startup incubator and commercial production facility just outside San Francisco. It serves as the program's officials test kitchen.




About Rabobank

Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 40 countries worldwide.

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