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. 

The application for the second batch is now closed!

Stay tuned for batch 3 updates!

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 

  • Select companies for batch two notified: July 26
  • Confirmation required: July 28
  • Select companies announced: August
  • Third batch applications open: August 16
  • Third batch applications due: September 10
  • Select companies for batch three notified: September 17
  • Participation fee: $1,000* 
  • The application is non-binding and free
*Select companies will confirm their spot by paying a registration fee of $1,000 (excl. airfare & accommodation)