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27 Oct 2017

Two AcceleRise startups in the final of the Food Nexus Startup Contest

Aveine and Kuantom, two young companies with innovations in the drinks sector are the finalists in the Food Nexus Startup Challenge, a Europe-wide contest. France represented by two AcceleRise startups On October 13th, Vitagora and AcceleRise's founding members selected two startups to represent France in the Food Nexus Startup Challenge, a European contest whose final will take place in the Netherlands. The two French finalists, Aveine and Kua…

11 Jul 2017

2nd cohort for AcceleRise: 6 start-ups join the program

Today, eleven FoodTech and Agtech startups pitched for the AcceleRise jury. The acceleration program's founding members were able to select 6 candidates to join the second cohort, to begin their intensive acceleration phase on September 14th. Who made the cut? Atelier Sarrasin - Nicolas Crabot & Benoit Wartel Organic and gluten-free buckwheat products. Atelier Sarrasin is one of the only producers to break down the buckwheat during the m…

28 Apr 2017

Session #2 of AcceleRise is underway

The first session of AcceleRise came to an end on April 20 & 27 with the alumni startups pitching for investors worth more than 1 billion euros. The session #2 is already underway with applications open until June 12th, 2017. Pitching for more than 1bn Euros in investment funds  In conclusion of their 3-month intensive acceleration program, the 7 startups selected for the AcceleRise program took part in two pitch days, in Paris and in Dijon…

04 Apr 2017

3 Foodtech projets for Vitagora in 2016

Three new innovation projects under the theme of FoodTech were added to Vitagora's project portfolio in 2016: Store Connect, Wise, et Foodintech.   STORE CONNECT Data used to optimise client in-store experience   The project Store Connect has the goal of drastically improving customer experience inside brick and mortar stores, thanks to the use of smartphones and sensors for localising and creating tailored interactions.   This project w…

07 Feb 2017

UMR Agro-ecology and LabEx SPS: a fantastic potential for plant research

Two world class reseach units within the Vitagora network group together over over 60 research teams and a total of nearly 900 research personnel, contributing vital knowledge to advance the practices of sustainable agriculture. For the good of our food, our health and our relationship to the environment.   Agro-ecology research unit (Dijon) Improving knowledge and understanding of microbial and plant biodiversity   In 2014, a new Agro-ecolo…

19 Jan 2017

AcceleRise’s first cohort. Who has made the cut?

70 candidates, 7 startups on the starting blocks! The jury of AcceleRise, composed of its founding members, were audience to the pitches of the finalists seeking to join the first session of the acceleration program. Congratulations to the winners, and our sincere thanks to all the candidates!   The program begins on February 2nd, 2017, with an intensive 3-month acceleration session, based in Dijon and in Paris, followed by a 9-month post-acc…

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