Good news for startups in the organic food sector. European organic food company Wessanen, initiated the Organic Food Against Climate Change Challenge (OFACC). In this kickstarter project, ten selected startups will get training and masterclasses on how to develop an organic and sustainable business. There is a prize of € 10k for the winning startup, made possible by Wessanen and Triodos Bank. The challenge will officially launch at Biofach, the ‘world’s leading trade fair for organic food’, that will take place from 15-18 February in Nuremberg, Germany. Subscriptions for the challenge have opened this week. The kickstarter project has no definite location yet, but it will probably take place at ImpactHub Amsterdam.
Innovation in the food market
Climate change has never been as tangible as it is today. Entrepreneurs working in the food sector will sooner or later be confronted with choices related to environment and sustainability. Wessanen wants to motivate young entrepreneurs to further develop ideas that contribute to a better climate. Klaus Arntz, Wessanen’s EVP Marketing & Sustainability: “There are many entrepreneurs with valuable ideas for improvement. We want to use our capacity to help them make the real difference”.