Start-up Innovation Challenge


Start-up Innovation Challenge 2017 Application Form

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Pitch your start-up at the foremost global food ingredients show

The Start-up Innovation Challenge 2017 will take place during one of UBM’s flagship shows – Fi Europe (Frankfurt, 28-30 November 2017). It will give you the opportunity to pitch your idea to the whole host of F&B industry players that make up the show’s 1300+ exhibitors and 25,000+ visitors.

Discover more about the Start-up Innovation award categories and prizes here.

If you have any questions please contact Britt Mercier:

The application process is now open.

  • To apply, simply complete this online form before Monday 23rd October 2017.
  • To enter, you must be available to pitch in person on both Monday 27 November and Tuesday 28 November.
  • The winners will receive their prize during the Fi Awards on the evening of Tuesday 28 November.

We request the following documents to support your entry:

  • Signed Rules and Regulations Document
    Please carefully read the Start-up Innovation Challenge Rules and Regulations document and attach a signed copy
  • A short description of your project is required (max. 200 words)


  • Commercial Documentation
  • Advertising
  • 1-minute video pitch introducing your project
  • Investor’s presentations
  • Any other similar documents

Our team will contact you after the form is submitted.

Only 10 start-ups will be invited to pitch at the event, so make sure you include as much supporting information with your application as possible to help us with the selection process.

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