Givaudan and FoodHack launch the FoodTech World Cup

Givaudan and FoodHack are joining forces to host the FoodTech World Cup – A global tournament to uncover the industry’s most talented entrepreneurs. 

Applications are now open until 11th April, 2024.

Our food system is broken. As the climate crisis takes hold, the race is on to find new ways to feed growing populations sustainably with healthy, nutritious food around the world. 

Through investment and collaboration, bold Founders are leveraging fresh technologies to transform the food system at scale and catalyze meaningful impact across borders.

By launching a worldwide tournament, the FoodTech World Cup will tap into local networks to spotlight breakthrough Founders across 6 regions on a global stage to accelerate their growth. 

Alexandre Bastos, Head of Open Innovation and Ventures at Givaudan, said “by partnering with FoodHack and the HackSummit we hope to uncover never-before-seen solutions created by  exceptional, entrepreneurial Founders who are driving real-world impact for a healthier, more sustainable future for all.”

Take part in the FoodTech World Cup:

To uncover the next rising stars and superstars of FoodTech, Givaudan and FoodHack invite Stealth to Seed startups to pitch their solutions 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, nutrition

The FoodTech World Cup Qualifiers will run as 6 Demo Days, one for each region, across Asia, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America and Sub Saharan Africa.

60 shortlisted Founders will present their vision and demonstrate their startup’s impact potential to a line up of top tier judges including: 

Latin America:

North America:

Sub-Saharan Africa:




After an in-depth shortlisting process, the 12 most promising solutions (2 per region) will be invited to pitch in the final at the HackSummit in Lausanne, Switzerland on June 13-14th, where the winners will be crowned.

Enter your startup into the FoodTech World Cup today.


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