Startup application 

We're seeking the most innovative Nordic Food- and AgTech companies driving sustainable change. An investment committee will screen and select the 20 most promising applications to join the summit. These startup will have the opportunity to pitch in front of U.S. investors and connect with leading stakeholders and partners to help accelerate growth in the U.S. 

Evaluation criteria 

1. Potential for sustainability impact: 40%
2. Readiness to scale in the U.S.: 20%
3. Proof of concept/market traction: 20%
4. Relevant team experience/diversity: 20%

The Nordic Food Summit is solutions agnostic, meaning if your company is able to create a sustainable impact on the food system, we're interested in hearing from you! It doesn't matter if you're a SaaS company designed to reduce food waste, or the next plant-based burger. All startups must be Nordic to qualify.

Timeline & Application Process 

  • First batch applications due: June 14
  • Select companies notified: June 22
  • Confirmation required: June 25
  • Select companies announced: June 30
  • Participation fee: $1,000* 
  • The application is non-binding and free 
  • Time line for batch 2 applications TBA based on availability
*Select companies will confirm their spot by paying a registration fee of $1,000 (excl. airfare & accomodation)