Singapore Food Bowl

A local industry effort to realise the

Singapore Food Story and advance its 30x30 agenda through transformative technologies

GROW's Singapore Food Bowl program aims to help regional agri-food tech startups fast track their growth trajectory and commercialise novel technologies specifically relevant to Singapore's food security agenda. 

Our bespoke, 12-week virtual accelerator allows for the local ecosystem to make a change together, by forming a cohort of local and regional startups to address the challenges and opportunities in food security and supply chain highlighted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

If you're developing technologies that can materially improve productivity in the areas aligned with Singapore's 30x30 food pillars, namely protein production and leafy greens,

In addition we seek to attract startups developing solutions for food waste and digital supply chains, which we feel are highly complementary to the food production side of Singapore’s 30x30 vision of a more secure and sustainable food future.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Join a world-class accelerator, with access to GROW and AgFunder’s unrivalled network of almost 80,000 members and subscribers. 

Program highlights:

  • 12 weeks (mid-June to mid-September), 100% virtual delivery, COMPLIMENTARY for startups

  • Immersive sessions with a focus on customer validation, technical development, commercial fundamentals and fundraising practicals

  • Curated agri-food specific sessions with industry practitioners, thought leaders, academics & researchers, plus other startups

  • Structured coaching sessions by GROW's team of experts

  • Mentor support from the GROW Global Mentor Network, local food/agriculture companies and cross-industry partners including brand design, marketing, and investment 

  • Connections with end-users in Singapore including agri-food customers and corporates

  • Virtual demo day at conclusion of the program

  • Opportunity to secure future investment from AgFunder and our co-investment partners

 

Anticipated commitment:

While we expect consistent participation to get the most out of your program experience, we also realise that you have a startup to run. So we've structured the Singapore Food Bowl into bite-size sessions of 1 to 2 hours of coaching calls, up to 3 days per week, thus allowing you time to continue working on your startup (and life outside!) 

 

Product testing

& development

Coaching

& mentorship

Customer

validation

Investment

network 

AREAS OF INTEREST

Singapore Food Bowl is targeting startups focused on technologies to accelerate & improve 

the production of

  • Proteins (animal & alternative)

  • Leafy greens (controlled environment agriculture)

  • Plant based foods & ingredients

as well as solutions that address

  • Food Waste

  • Sustainable Packaging

  • Digital Supply Chains

  • and more...

 

We are specifically seeking solutions for productivity enhancement & yield predictions for farmers, zero waste in our supply chain, and also nutritious foods & ingredients. For startups in this area, you will receive further mentoring directly from a corporate partner, in addition to the existing programming.

Important program information

Eligibility:

  • Startups incorporated in Singapore or based in Asia-Pacific

  • must have a minimum viable product; likely Pre-Seed to Seed stage in terms of funding

Key dates:

  • 7 June - applications close

  • 12 June - notification of results

  • 15 June - soft launch

  • 22 June - program kick-off

  • 15 September - target conclusion

"Initiatives such as the Singapore Food Bowl accelerator will be important in driving activity and interest in the agrifood tech ecosystem, as well as identifying novel innovations that can be applied to Singapore's landscape."

 - Enterprise Singapore

PROGRAM PARTNERS

The local force powering the Singapore Food Bowl

GROW is proud to have on board Dole Packaged Food as our lead sponsor

GROW is supported by the Singapore Government, and is a proud Accredited Mentor Partner of Startup SG

In addition to our global network of Mentors and Friends of GROW

So what are you waiting for,

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