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2 December 2021 16:00-18:00Epicenter Stockholm

Scale Your Foodtech Business

Are you a foodtech scale-up ready for the next step in your international growth journey? Join an accelerator program perfectly designed to maximize your Expo 2020 Dubai experience.

The Expo 2020 Dubai is a once in a lifetime experience for exposing your company internationally. One of this year’s theme weeks is called Food, Agriculture, and Livelihoods – focusing on how to sustainably grow food to meet the demands of future generations. This is a unique opportunity for food tech entrepreneurs to showcase their brands and value propositions at an international arena. 

The Expo is attracting 25 million visitors in 6 months and you have an opportunity to showcase your company in the Swedish pavilion alongside the likes of Ikea, Polestar, AstraZeneca and Hybrit, first ever fossil-free steel

By joining the Next Gen FoodTech Leaders scaling program you put yourself, and your company, in the center of the future of food tech.

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About the program

Almost anyone can be innovative, but to truly make an impact you need the right partners, tools and methods. The Next Gen Foodtech Leaders accelerator program is divided in three parts – all designed to maximize your growth. Apply to be part of only one, or go for all three. That’s up to you.

Part 1: The Epicenter Accelerator Prep-Program, 17 Jan - 21 Feb. 

This program is specially designed for Stockholm based, fast growing, foodtech scaleups ready to expand internationally. 

The program is delivered to you by world-class scaleup entrepreneurs who’ve scaled tech companies themselves. During six weeks you dive deep into solving the real challenges of your business’ future, defining your core international audience, package your value proposition and learn how to manage an international client base. 

At the end of the program, we take our learnings with us to Dubai to make the most out of Expo 2020.

** You have to be a Stockholm based company. Your company has a minimum of 10 MSEK in turnover.

Part 2: Present your product at the Expo in Dubai, 17 - 23 February. 

Sweden Foodtech is curating a food week at the Expo and invites Nordic companies to showcase their products. Take part in Expo as one of the exhibitors, and participate in a series of talks, among next gen foodtech leaders. The talks will focus on the innovative products and technologies that support the shift to sustainable food production and consumption.

This is an opportunity to place your brand front and center on the main screen in the Swedish Pavilion during the Expo 2020 Food week (17 - 23 February). Got questions? Reach out to Alex Kovbasko: The last day to apply is 15 December 2021. 

Part 3: Matchmaking by Business Sweden, 17 - 23 February.

Last, but not least, the program offers matchmaking support coached by Business Sweden. This part prepares and helps you to identify conversation partners and plan for meetings at Expo 2020.

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Advisory Team

Jack Melcher-Claësson
Head of Accelerate

Jack runs the structured accelerate programs for startups & scaleups at Epicenter. Beyond the Nordic Scalers program he's also the guy behind other Epicenter programs in partnership with Google for Startups, Microsoft for Startup as well as international programs like K-Startup Center. The latter providing selected startups from South Korea a platform to have Stockholm and Sweden as a spring board for their global growth journeys, initiated by the Startup Minister and Government of South Korea.Jack is often supporting teams around agility and pivoting, storytelling growth and fundraising.Jack is a serial entrepreneur and prior to Epicenter Jack was the founding partner of Everysport Media Group (former Traveas AB), today a public company listed on a Spotlight Stock Exchange in Stockholm with 100 MSEK in yearly turnover. He's also the founding partner of Hidden VC, Create Communication and one of the initiators of Epicenter Campus.

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Edgar Luczak
Head of Advisory, Epicenter

Edgar is heading up our Advisory business, providing Large corps and Scaleups with hands-on entrepreneur experience from building business and ventures, scaling faster and growing internationally.Edgar has proven track record both as a coach and as an entrepreneur, especially around scaling and fast growth strategies.Edgar has 25+ years of experience of building companies and online businesses, both as an entrepreneur and through management consulting. As CEO for Garantum Edgar grew his team from 15 ppl to 250 ppl.

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