F&A Next

StartLife strongly believes that innovation is and will be key to sustainably feed future generations. Often at the cutting edge of innovation, startups take unconventional approaches to the major issues of our day. However, disruptive innovation in itself is not enough; it also needs to be implemented and transformed into tangible applications. Entrepreneurs are needed for their drive, investors for their belief and corporates for their mass impact. This is where F&A Next comes into play!

Springboard for Food & Agri innovation

F&A Next is the premier platform in Europe where each year over 600 investors, corporates, startups and scaleups in food and agricultural domain from all over the world come together for sharing insights, networking and deal-making. Participants will meet each other during pitch sessions, company presentations, networking opportunities and one-on-one conversations.

StartLife initiated F&A Next, together with Wageningen University & Research, Rabobank and Anterra Capital, to stimulate and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in the food & agri domain. Since 2016 it serves as a springboard to greater innovation and a better (business) deal for all.

F&A Next summit on Wageningen Campus

Each year we organize a summit, which includes two days of networking, pitching and debating the dynamics in food and agriculture. The summit takes place on Wageningen Campus (the Netherlands), the hub of Europe’s agrifood sector. The F&A Next summit is the best opportunity to meet investors, corporates and some of the most promising Food & Agtech startups from around the world. You will also be able to meet StartLife and many of our portfolio companies.

Above you can view a video compilation of F&A Next 2019 (on campus event). Or view the after movie of F&A Next 2020, which was a fully digital edition due to the covid-19 pandemic.

‘Next Heroes in Food- & AgTech’

F&A Next 'Next Heroes in Food- and Agtech 2020'

Aside from the many network opportunities that are offered throughout the summit, we offer 16 most promising startups a special opportunity to take stage at the summit and present themselves to the entire audience as ‘Next Heroes in Food- & Agtech’. Aside from taking stage, the selected startups get a free ticket to the full summit, a display corner and media exposure. You find more information on the ‘Next Heroes in Food- & Agtech‘ on the F&A Next website.

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