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World Cup

The ultimate tournament to showcase the world’s best AgriFoodTech startups.



The ultimate tournament to showcase the world’s best AgriFoodTech startups.
Supported by

World Cup Semi-Finalists

World Cup Finalists

World Cup Semi-Finalists

World Cup Finalists

Are you a startup in:

Food Circularity
Side streams, upcycling and the circular economy
AI and Digital Tools
Disrupting NPD and consumer understanding
Sustainable Proteins
Alternatives to nurture and delight 10 billion people
Personalised Nutrition
To effectively address 'food for health'
Food Safety and Traceability
Technologies across the value chain
Novel Food Product Concepts
CPG 'brands of the future' to close the consumer gap
New Ingredients and Technologies
Improving sensory experiences, health and nutrition

Going for gold

47 ShortlisteD WILL:

Present virtually to an audience of regional judges
Be featured on the HackSummit website
Be included in the challenge announcements
Benefit from media coverage and support

9 Finalists will:

Pitch on stage to an audience of 500+ investors
Each get 2 complimentary 2-day passes to the event
Be featured in the HackSummit’s programme
Receive targeted investor introductions
Benefit from additional media coverage and support 
On behalf of
"At Givaudan we partner with the best and brightest minds in the industry, by teaming up with startups we can spark new, creative approaches, and create faster, more agile, innovation pathways.

We're excited to team up with FoodHack and the HackSummit to launch a global competition to put the spotlight on new technologies.
We look forward to supporting more startups on their scale up journey and to collaborating with them for a healthier, more sustainable future for all."
Alexandre Bastos
Head of Front End Innovation @ Givaudan
THE criteria

Selection can be broken down into 3 key questions:

How big and impactful could this idea be in its largest form?
Why is this the right team to bring this idea to its largest form?
What level of conviction do we have that this technology can scale?
The judges will be on the lookout for uniqueness of the solution, understanding of the market opportunity, scalability of the technology, potential of impact, team advantage and expertise, early traction and path to scale.
Gregor Tegl
Co-Founder and CEO of Arkeon
"This acknowledgment brings immense honour to the entire Arkeon team. Givaudan's dedication to supporting Arkeon's objective of decarbonising our supply chains by offering climate-positive ingredients conveys a significant message. We are looking forward to strengthening our collaboration with Givaudan and working collectively towards a sustainable future."
Ninna Granucci
Co-Founder and CEO of Green Spot

"We appreciate this validation by Givaudan as we start our ingredient commercialisation with an industrial demonstration plant. Givadan's work with startups in the past received many compliments and achievements. There is nothing better than working together to fast track the change towards a more resilient and zero waste food value chain."

Ricky Cassini
Co-Founder and CEO of Michroma

"We kicked off our last round at the HackSummit in Lausanne and started the fundraising process with our best foot forward as a pitch competition winner. By pitching at the HackSummit, we not only gained exposure to potential investors, but also the support of the FoodHack community and its valuable network for future collaborations, resources, and mentorship."

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