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