(USA)

Food startups worldwide are being urged to pitch for the chance to win game-changing support via a new accelerator.

The Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, which will be held in Minneapolis, is a three-month platform designed by food industry giant, Cargill, ‘water, hygiene and energy’ tech leader, Ecolab, and Techstars – a global network of entrepreneurs that helps companies grow.

Minnesota was literally built by food entrepreneurs more than 150 years ago, and entrepreneurs continue to thrive in the state’s quickly expanding, yet supportive ecosystem,” said Brett Brohl, Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator managing director. “The Farm to Fork Accelerator will build on this rich history, leveraging Cargill’s reach and leadership in food and agriculture as well as Ecolab’s expertise in safe food, clean water and healthy environments. Combined with Techstars’ proven accelerator model, we can truly help entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level while making a positive social impact.”

This is open to food startups everywhere. Applications open on 8 January for the accelerator, which begins next July in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.