14 May 2019 - 15 May 2019 / Gothenburg, Sweden

FOOD VENTURE Sweden 2019




Welcome to 

Food Venture Sweden 2019!

The fourth edition of the event will be held in Gothenburg 14-15 May 2019.

We invite Swedish food entrepreneurs together with local and global industry experts, investors and business angels. Over two days you will network with 30 of the most promising and innovative Swedish startups with products, services or technologies related to the food industry. We will offer networking opportunities, matchmaking with pre-booked meetings and lots knowledge about needs and interest from the industry, venture organisations and business angels.

The event is hosted by RISE and The Food Accelerator and  co-organized by Business Region GöteborgLivsmedelsföretagen (The Swedish Food Federation) and GU Ventures. The event was formerly named Food Venture & Partnering Days - same content, new name.


Food Venture Sweden invites, by selection:

  • Swedish startups and early-stage, high-potential companies in the food industry, with 0-10 employees

  • National and international investors, angel investors and venture capital firms

  • National and international food industry



Industry & Investors

490 Euro

390 Euro for Early Bird registration, applies until 1 jan 2019.

Business Angel-fee: 100 Euro 

  • Hope to have your understanding on that we, due to limited nr of seats, only approve actors highly relevant to the event.

Startups, by selection

For free

Application deadline 11 Feb 2019

  • We will based on your application select 30 startups that will get the chance to participate as pitching startups at the event.
  • The evaluations will be made continously.

Food Venture Sweden will offer

Expert Panels

Presentations by industry leaders and investors who are looking for their next innovation partnership and/or investment with a startup.

Startup Pitches

Pitches from startups within the food sector with growth potential, primarily 0-10 employees, who are interested in innovation partnerships and/or investments.

One-on-One Meetings

Meet and connect with the who's who! An ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts with the top startups, industry companies and investors.


Hear from fantastic speakers, industry leaders and brands, investors, successful founders, experts, entrepreneurs, influencers and government.

Preliminary Program

Tuesday 14 May
13:30 Registration

14:00 Introduction, Inspirational Speakers, Industry Expert Panel

15:30 Break

Inspirational Speakers, Investor Expert Panel

17:00 Break

Startup Exhibition

18:45 Mingle Dinner

Wednesday 15 May
08:00 Registration

08.30 Startup Pitches (parallell sessions)

12:00 Lunch

13:00 One-on-one meetings, pre-booked

13:00 Parallel program to one-on-one meetings, with success stories and inspirational speakers

16:45 Prize ceremony, summary and final words

17:00 After Work


Will be announced continously

Key Dates

Welcome to Food Venture Sweden 14-15  May 2019. Registration opens on 22 November 2018.

11 Feb

Startup Application Closes

21 Feb

Pitch Training Day

8 April

Industry/Investor Registration Closes

One-on-One Booking Opens

14-15 May

Main Event

How it Works

1. Register

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile and your collaboration wishes. You can change your profile any time. Your profile will be open for everyone to see, and will be printed in the event folder.

This is your presentation towards the other participants.

2. Book Meetings

Browse the participant list and book one-on-one meetings with persons of your interest, from the promising startups and potential partners, experts and investors you’re looking to meet.

Each one-on-one meeting is 30 minutes.

3. Pitch Training Day

All startups are invited to a free pitch training day, prior to the main event. Experts and coaches will be available to help you sharpening your performance before the main event.

The pitch training is held on February 21th, 2019

4. Main event 14-15 May

Industry/investor presentations, startup pitches, pre-booked one-on-one meetings, inspiration. Grow your network, meet potential partners, supporters, corporate, investors and learn from experts.

We look forward to meet you!

Organizer & Partners

Food Venture & Partnering Days is an event arranged by Livsmedelsacceleratorn (The Food Accelerator) at RISE with funding from Västra Götalandsregionen and Vinnova, co-organized by Business Region Göteborg, Livsmedelsföretagen (The Swedish Food Federation) and GU Ventures.

Livsmedelsacceleratorn operates from RISE Research institutes of Sweden, the unit for Agrifood and Bioscience, with the mission to support companies, researchers and entrepreneurs and their innovation processes.

We aim to work in accordance with the national food strategy for Sweden and its vision of a globally competitive, innovative, sustainable and attractive food industry by stimulating collaborations and business opportunities between the parties and to promote growth in the industry.

Our supporting partners, who are helping us to realize Food Venture & Partnering Days:


Quick Facts from 2018 years event:

30 Swedish Startups

with products, services or technologies related to the food industry

Expert Industry Panel

Picadeli, Stora Enso, Innovatum, Macklean

Expert Investor Panel

Seventure, Evanoff Group, Bird&Bird, EBAN

More than 100 pre-booked one-on-one meetings

between startups, industry and Investors

Inspiring Success Stories

Löfbergs, Gröna Gårdar, Rootfruit, IBM, Fazer, ICAx, AGFO Growth, Livsmedelsföretagen, PINC

All-in-all 120 attendees

in a unique event targeting the food industry

Partners and visitors from the event in 2017: Agroväst, Almi Invest, Aquatic, Ari.farm, Avanoa, Engelhardt, Bayn Europe, Bergenstråhle & Partners, Binnacles, Biomedicals Sweden, Blåskal, BSR Starts/EEN, Business Region Göteborg, Caliente Beverages, Canblinot-Innovation Roof, CarbonCloud, CLUK/NetPort Science Park, ColoPlus, Conic Holding, Connect Sverige, Do Good Invest, Eicorn, Ekoide, Fazer Group, Food For Progress, Foodtruster, Foodwire, GbgTechWeek, Gothenburg University, Green Food Interactive, GU Ventures, Göteborg & Co., H Plymouth Utveckling, Healthy Heroes, Huj, Hälsö Fisk, IBM, IDA, IKEA, Industriell Dynamik, In-Nordic, IQ Chef, Itracelt, Lantfisk, Lantmännen, LeguPro, LivsmedelsFöreningen, Mandioka Company, Marta Go Free, Midsona, Musselfeed, NAU Drinks, Njie Group, Nordic Superfood, OlsAro Crop Biotech, Orkla Foods, Paulig Group, Phoodster, Picadeli, QualiFare, R-IPS, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sahlgrenska Science Park, Santa Maria, Sciety, Seventure Partners, Slaktarkorv, SOLVE Research and Consultancy, Sting, Taconic Biosciences, Tebrito, Tofa, Tomtoms Burritos, Trolleey, Vertical Farm, VGR, Vinnova.

Previous editions of the event has been great successes, and got nominated to both Livsmedelspriset 2017 and Livsmedelspriset 2018 !

Contact us 

The event team is here to help. If you have any questions or queries, please contact:

Elén Faxö, Event Manager

Tel: +46 (0)10 516 67 27  Mail: elen.faxo@ri.se  

Linnéa Qvirist, Startup Manager

Tel: +46 (0)725 686 909  Mail: linnea.qvirist@ri.se

Catharina Hedfors, Event Coordinator

Tel: +46 (0)724 536 653  Mail: catharina.hedfors@ri.se

Susanne Zimmergren, Event Administrator

Tel: +46 (0)761 272 612  Mail: susanne.zimmergren@ri.se


RISE Jordbruk och Livsmedel
Frans Perssons väg 6, 402 29 Göteborg, Sweden

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