StartLife: Growing Food & Agri Startups into Leading Enterprises

Tomorrow’s global food supply challenges demand a radical approach to innovation in the Food and Agriculture sectors today. Due to their innovative capacity, StartLife believes that startups are, and will be, the force behind the Food and Agri innovations needed to meet the global food demand in the future. To help young agrifoodtech startups become successfull in their endavours to help build a sustainable food system, StartLife provides professional support services, without taking a share in the company’s equity.

Many of the startups that StartLife supports have links to Wageningen University & Research, among which:

  • FUMI Ingredients (animal-free food ingredients from micro-organisms)
  • Time-travelling Milkman (natural and creamy fat ingredients for sustainable and appetizing dairy alternatives)
  • Rival Foods (next-generation plant-based whole-cuts with unprecedented size, texture and juiciness)

If you’re a PhD student, post-doc, professor, or another fundamental- or applied researcher at Wageningen University or Wageningen Research, don’t hesitate to reach out to explore how we can help you build a science-backed agrifood company.

Check the video below to learn more about Rival Foods and how they benefited from StartLife’s startup support.

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StartLife’s mission is to accelerate agrifoodtech startups shaping a sustainable food system.

StartLife provides agrifoodtech startups the following support services:

  • Business development training
  • Introductions to leading corporates
  • Access to (pre)seed and growth investors
  • Convertible loan up to €250K
  • Mentoring by successfull entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Connections to Wageningen University & Research experts


StartLife is also co-founder of F&A Next; the premier platform in Europe where each year investors, corporates, startups and scale-ups in food and agricultural domain from all over the world come together for sharing insights, networking and deal-making.

Meet StartLife in Plus Ultra II

The StartLife office is situated in Plus Ultra II, Bronland 10 on Wageningen Campus. Here you will also find numerous of agrifood startups and other startup support organisations, including StartHub Wageningen and Foodvalley NL.

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