Bootcamp Future of Food 2023

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The future of food is now!

The Bootcamp Future of Food will welcome 3 Swiss FoodTech Startups to join a three-week program in Brazil, including two relevant innovation conferences in the country, connections with Brazilian mentors and experts from the sector, meetings with potential customers and partners, and a pitch session to a group of AgriFood investors.

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Participate in the Future of Food Bootcamp and count on Swissnex in Brazil’s support to:

1. Get exposed to Brazilian business culture:
Connect with the Brazilian market, demands, experts, investors, customers, and initiatives

2. Acquire skills:
Study and learn from Brazilian experts and mentors how to do FoodTech business in Brazil and to identify opportunities for collaboration and to implement the solution in Brazil;

3. Create connections with Brazilian partners:
Explore new connections in networking sessions and roundtables with Brazilian FoodTech startup founders
Attend two relevant innovation and startup events in Brazil (one focused on Food – ANU Food & Web Summit).

Why Brazil?

The Brazilian economy recorded a strong growth of 4.6% in 2021 after the pandemic recession, with 8 times more investments than in 2018. And in a country where more than 25% of the GDP is related to agribusiness, the aim for technologies that support and enable sustainable food systems is latent. Besides that, 67% of Brazilians reduced their meat consumption in 2022, but 53% still can’t find alternatives to animal meat in supermarkets.

We believe that the Future of Food is now! And we want to foster business and research collaboration between Switzerland and Brazil to bring innovative solutions from the seed to the plate.

In this Bootcamp, the Swiss startups will experience a study tour through the Brazilian FoodTech ecosystem to exchange with mentors and experts, hear the potential customers and validate their solutions in the Brazilian market, and design a strategy for their internationalization to Brazil.


  • You are a Swiss startup;
  • You have a connection with the focus areas: Regenerative Agriculture, Alternative Proteins, and Precision Fermentation;
  • You have a validated prototype or product;
  • You have Brazil in the business strategy or are interested in validating the business possibilities in the Brazilian market.

Trip to Brazil

  • If the startup wants to attend the ANUFood Conference: 10-14.04
  • Bootcamp Future of Food: 17-28 April
    + Web Summit in Rio de Janeiro: 1-4 May (if you are selected to the Future of Food Bootcamp, you are automatically selected for the Web Summit program of Swissnex – read with attention all the details and extra costs/packages/funding possibilities HERE).


CHF 1800 per startup (including accommodation in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro from 16-28 April, meals, and local transportation (incl. flight SP-RJ)). The workshops, training, and mentoring sessions will not have extra costs.

+ Web Summit in Rio de Janeiro (click HERE for the details)

PLEASE NOTE: The startup can receive CHF 3000 of funding to help cover stipends if approved in the Market Validation Program of Innosuisse. For the Web Summit, the startup can apply for the Innosuisse International Trade Fairs Program and receive a financial contribution to fair-related expenses (Costs from Swisstech participation + Web Summit Startup Activation Program; travel and accommodation costs are excluded)

More details at the Web Summit Call 

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April - May 2023

The Bootcamp Future of Food will welcome three Swiss FoodTech Startups to join a three-week program in Brazil

Apply here!
Apply here!