The fourth edition of Food Venture Sweden will be held in Gothenburg 14–15 May 2019.
Food Venture Sweden invites, by selection:
Swedish startups and early-stage, high-potential companies in the food industry, with 0–10 employees, and with a unique and scalable business idea
National and international investors, angel investors and venture capital firms
National and international food industry
Business Angel-fee: 100 Euro
Application deadline 11 Feb 2019
Presentations by industry leaders and investors who are looking for their next innovation partnership and/or investment with a startup.
Pitches from startups within the food sector with growth potential, primarily 0-10 employees, who are interested in innovation partnerships and/or investments.
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.
A representative from Front Law will attend, and will be available for conversations regarding startup law during breaks and lunch.
Information regarding European Food Venture Forum (EFVF) and possibly also a representative present to scout for interesting startups for participation at the European event.
Tuesday 14 May
13:30 – 14:00 Registration & coffee
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome to Food Venture Sweden 2019
RISE, The Food Accelerator, Elén Faxö, Event Manager
14:10 – 14:15 RISE - the Innovation Partner
RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden; Erik Ronne, Vice President Innovation Office
14:15 – 14:35 KEYNOTE - Why we need a food transformation, and IKEAs role
IKEA Group; Catarina Englund, Global Sustainability Innovation Manager
14:35 – 14:50 The future of grocery retail - the latest insights from Silicon Valley
Business Sweden; Therése Dalebrant, Program Manager Try Swedish USA
14:50 – 15:20 Industry expert panel: Startups - why and how?
Moderator: RISE Agrifood & Bioscience, Charlotte Eklund Jonsson, Director of Business Development
* Lantmännen; Jakob Söderström, Innovation & Business Developer
* Oatly; Sofia Ehlde, Innovation Director
* Fazer Group; Päivi Juolahti, VP, Head of Fazer Lab
15:20 – 15:35 Accelerating growth in the Swedish food and beverage industry
15:35 – 15:55 For the passionate beat of collaboration and the unpredictable rhythm of innovation - organizing for innovation at Astra Zeneca
AstraZeneca BioVentureHub; Pernilla Isberg, Associate Director BioventureHub
15:55 – 16:25 Mingle & fika
16:25 – 16:45 KEYNOTE - Funding the future of food
New Crop Capital; Kim Odhner, Senior Venture Partner
16:45 – 17:15 Investor expert panel: The food sector - why and how?
Moderator: RISE Agrifood & Bioscience; Charlotte Eklund Jonsson, Director of Business Development
* Kinnevik; Maxine Rior, Venture Investor
* Nicoya; Christopher Slim, Partner
* Mustard Seed MAZE; João Ferrão dos Santos, Investment Principal
17:15 – 17:30 Venture
Capital vs Corporate Venture Capital – Challenges and opportunities
Bird&Bird; Caroline Grotenfelt, Counsel & Jan Berg, Partner
17:30 – 17:45 Creating a successful communication case – how to?
Nowa Kommunikation; Anders Wallqvist, CEO & Senior Consultant
17:45 – 18:00 A startup success story by Färsking - no Junk just Funk
Färsking; Amanda Larsson & Calle Rosengren, Founders
18:00 – Startup exhibition & mingle dinner
Wednesday 15 May
08:00 – 08:30 Registration & Coffee
08:30 – 08:40 Welcome back! Startup opportunity by Livsmedelsföreningen presented
08:40 - 12:00 36 STARTUP PITCHES - separated into two blocks held in parallel.
See all the pitching startups and panels below.
12:00 - 13-00 Lunch buffet
13:00 – 13:30 Food Radar - a success startup journey
Sven-Gunnar Bodell, CEO One – on - one meetings
13:30 – 14:15 Development cases from RISE Agrifood & Bioscience during the afternoon * Product development held in parallel
* Process & Tech development
* Sustainable systems
14:15 – 14:30 Soft funding opportunities for business & tech development
The Food Accelerator; Susanna Moore, Business Developer
14:30 – 15:00 Mingle and fika
15:00 – 15:40 Innovation tools and opportunities
RISE; Linus Arnold & Fredrik Holmgren Holm, Innovation & Business Developers
15:40 - 16:10 Heliospectra - a success startup journey
16:10 – 16:40 Maurten - a success startup journey
Markus Zetterström, Head of Business Development
16:40 – 16:55 Prize ceremonies - startup opportunities
17:00 – 19:00 After work
Will be announced continously
Welcome to Food Venture Sweden 14-15 May 2019. Registration opens on 22 November 2018.
One-on-One Booking Opens
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.
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.
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
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!
Food Venture Sweden 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 Sweden:
with products, services or technologies related to the food industry
Picadeli, Stora Enso, Innovatum, Macklean
Seventure, Evanoff Group, Bird&Bird, EBAN
between startups, industry and Investors
Löfbergs, Gröna Gårdar, Rootfruit, IBM, Fazer, ICAx, AGFO Growth, Livsmedelsföretagen, PINC
in a unique event targeting the food industry
Partners and visitors from the event in 2018: AGFO, Aggregate, Agroväst, Almi Invest, Almondy, Anders Löfberg, Axel Johnson, BackingMinds, Bird & Bird, Buen Momento, Business Sweden, Business Region Göteborg, Chalmers Industriteknik, Commercial Office of Ecuador in Sweden, Conic Holding, Connect Sverige, ConsumIQ, djunked, Earth Bite, EBAN, Enterprise Europe Network, Emcrum, Evanoff Group, Fazer Group, Food For Progress, Fooever, Garveriet, Ginger Diamonds, Gold&Green of Helsinki, Green City Farming, Gröna Gårdar, GU Ventures, Handelsrådet, Huj, IBM, ICA, Inclusive Business Sweden, Indocore Food & Bio Tech, Innovatum, Kejtra, Klimato, KosterAlg, Krinova Incubator, Lantbrukarnas Ekonomi, Lantfisk, Lavivo, LivsmedelsFöreningen, Livsmedelsföretagen, Ljusgårda, LRF Media, Löfbergs, Macklean, Maisha Deli, Mondana, Native Flavours, Nordamark, Nordish Food, Nordiska Medier/Food Supply, Nutrient Sustainable Development, Ochstra, One Cake, Oy Karl Fazer, Paulig Incubator, Picadeli, PINC, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Root Pasta, Rootfruit, Rönnbacken Ventures, Sevan, Seventure Partners, Stockfiller.com, Stora Enso, Stora Sandön Ind.utveckling, Tebrito, The Food Accelerator, Tillväxtverket, Västkustens affärsänglar, VGR, Vinnova.
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(at)ri.se
Linnéa Qvirist, Startup Manager
Tel: +46 (0)725 686 909 Mail: linnea.qvirist(at)ri.se
Catharina Hedfors, Event Coordinator
Tel: +46 (0)724 536 653 Mail: catharina.hedfors(at)ri.se
Susanne Zimmergren, Event Administrator
Tel: +46 (0)761 272 612 Mail: susanne.zimmergren(at)ri.se
Let us know if you need to book accommodation for your visit in Gothenburg and the event and we will provide you with suggestions based on our agreements.
Please contact: Susanne Zimmergren,
RISE Jordbruk och Livsmedel
Frans Perssons väg 6, 402 29 Göteborg, Sweden