StartLife strongly believes that startups hold the key to the big changes needed in our food system. In order for promising startups to succeed, we help them find their way to success and build an impactful company.

Disruptive innovation in itself is not enough; it also needs to be implemented and transformed into tangible applications. At StartLife we strongly believe that entrepreneurs are needed for their drive, investors for their belief and corporates for their mass impact. Hence, StartLife builds bridges between these groups to jointly accelerate to a sustainable food system. We do this is on a individual basis, but also through our internationally renowned F&A Next summit.

StartLife was founded in 2010, among other by Wageningen University & Research, to support agrifood startups shaping a sustainable food system with breakthrough technologies. Today, StartLife is Europe’s longest-running and leading agrifoodtech accelerator. To date we have built, funded and supported 400+ innovative FoodTech and AgriTech startups.

StartLife helps startups with

✅ Business development support (ao market validation, fund raising strategy)
✅ Coaching & mentoring
✅ Peer-to-peer sessions
✅ Introductions to leading corporates
✅ Access to (pre)seed and growth investors
✅ Connections to Wageningen University & Research
✅ Support by leading service providers (program partners)
✅ Office space
✅ Visiblity and more.

Each year, StartLife accepts up to 40 new startups into its startups support program. Up to 20 startups enter our 12-week full service acceleration program. In addition, we provide tailored support to about 10 to 20 individual startups throughout the year.