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29 Oct 2019

Plant-based alternatives to meat

A huge challenge: how to please everyone   The plant-based substitute market is booming in France, with an increase of 80% in sales recorded in France in 2016. Beyond this trend, consumers are making a host of expectations known: new sources of protein for health and environmental reasons, anti-animal exploitation, ease of preparation … Attracted by many opportunities, agri-food manufacturers have launched plenty of meat free products such as…

22 Aug 2019

The Boomer Challenge: watch the video

On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, in Paris three international startups were selected as the winners of the Boomer Challenge startup contest. The winners – Max de Génie (1st prize), Cerelab (2nd prize), et Troo Foods Ltd (3rd prize) – were selected for their innovations in food for senior consumers. 42 applicants from 16 countries entered the Boomer Challenge, with 13 startups taking part in the final. The winners gain access to cash prizes and pr…

19 Jul 2019

Sensory analysis and statistics to understand your consumers

How do we know if a product will be appreciated by consumers? What target segment should you choose when you launch a product? Sensory analysis and statistics offer relevant methods to identify both the characteristics of a product and consumer acceptability. What are the possible applications for the food industry? How to use the results?   What interest for agri-food business? How is your product perceived? This is essential for i…

31 Jan 2018

Vitagora is partner of the report "FoodTech: an opportunity for France"

Vitagora has partnered with Digital Food Lab, along with Sopexa, to publish the first report on French FoodTech. This report is based on the study of the 400 FoodTech startups founded in France since 2013. They have raised €317 million in funding since 2013 with a threefold increase in the amount invested between 2015 and 2016.    As a recognised leader of gastronomy and the world's fourth largest food exporter, France could be poised to reap…

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…

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…

18 Oct 2016

Vitagora launches FoodTech business accelerator

During the SIAL Paris 2016, Vitagora announced the launch of a new business acceleration program for FoodTech startups and SMEs, named AcceleRise. This is the first acceleration program designed to answer the specific needs of young food companies in terms of industrial scaling, business models and market access.   Accelerise also addresses the growing consciousness of startups, SMEs and even large food companies to anticipate changes incurred …

LE COVID-19 : INFORMATION IMPORTANTE

Compte-tenu des dernières mesures prises par le gouvernement ce weekend, concernant la situation sanitaire liée à la propagation du virus COVID-19, toutes les réunions physiques, manifestations, et visites en entreprise sont suspendues jusqu’à nouvel ordre.

Cependant, toute l’équipe Vitagora a adopté des mesures de télétravail et reste entièrement disponible pour répondre à vos questions et demandes liées aux services et projets proposés par Vitagora.

Une cellule de crise au sein de Vitagora liée à l’impact du COVID-19 sur l’activité de nos entreprises agroalimentaires régionales a été mise en place dès le vendredi 13 mars en lien avec l’ANIA et les autorités régionales.

Vous pouvez joindre cette cellule de crise pour toute demande relative à ce sujet au 06 72 39 66 96, Tom Vaudoux, ou par email, au elisabeth.lustrat@vitagora.com.

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