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FoodBytes! By Rabobank announces the winners

Of the 20 finalists who went got to pitch their ideas and companies at FoodBytes!, three came out the big winners


Montreal – FoodBytes! By Rabobank announced the winners of its premier event for agri-food start-ups.

FoodBytes! By Rabobank took place in Montreal on May 16, 2018. It’s an event where start-ups can pitch their ideas and companies, and network with investors and food industry leaders.

Leading up to the event, FoodBytes! By Rabobank had released the 20 finalists – the companies who would be pitching on May 16. There were a total of 100 applicants.

To read the full list of finalists, see: “FoodBytes By Rabobank announces finalist startups” on April 9, 2018.

Pictured in the photo are (from l to r): Marc-André Roberge of Nectar, Mark Dahm of SmartCatch, Robert Sinescu of Rabobank, and Chas Smith and Nikita Salmon of SAP! Beverages. Photo: Katie Borreson @hausfraufotografie

Out of the 20, three took home the top three awards “for their cutting-edge products and technologies,” says a statement released by Rabobank.

Winners

• Judges’ Choice Award: SmartCatch of Woodside, Calif.
Rabobank says SmartCatch provides sustainable seafood technologies to reduce by-catch waste, combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing and promote global sustainable seafood markets.

• FoodBytes! People’s Choice Award: Nectar of Montreal
Rabobank says the audience gets to vote for this winner. Nectar, says the statement, offers a data-driven apiary management platform to assist beekeepers keeping honey bees healthy and producing using sensors and AI.

• FoodBytes! Highly Commended Award: SAP! Beverages of Burlington, Vt.
Rabobank says SAP! Beverages makes sparkling superfood beverages out of maple and birch tree sap.

For more on the winners and the event, click here.

 


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