Identify key customers and test the market with Seedbed programme!
This multi-location Launch programme trains and supports teams over a six-month period to help them better understand the needs of their customers and validate their business ideas. Seedbed is designed for early stage products or services that utilise innovative agrifood technologies set to make a big impact on any part of the food sector, including the way we produce, deliver, consume, recycle and value our food.
Who: Technology and business savvy agrifood entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and early-stage startups looking to validate their minimum viable product and test their assumptions.
How: This game-changing customer-discovery programme allows you to test the market directly with 100+ potential customers and learn how to progress from commercial proposition to validated business. At the end of the programme, you’ll pitch your idea to a panel of industry experts, receiving constructive feedback and the chance to secure up to €20,000 follow-on funding from EIT Food to help bring your product to market.
You will receive:
- Training at a five-day residential bootcamp based on unique customer-oriented methodology to help you create a startup business model. Your business address will determine your Seedbed bootcamp location. See below for 2020 dates and locations
- Mentorship from leading agrifood sector experts with specialised knowledge and skills to develop food sector innovation
- Funding of up to €10,000 to validate your business idea with potential customers, plus the opportunity to access a further €20,000 through a Startup Launch Grant.
Please note, you will be invited to a final event where you will pitch your validated business idea.