HONG KONG PROGRAM

ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN
Overview

A virtual program focusing on global startups that are developing novel protein alternatives to replace traditionally animal-based and animal-derived products.

Our food supply is at risk. Our current food production techniques are unsustainable and cannot be scaled to meet the ballooning demands of an ever-increasing global population. The environmental and health implications, along with the ethical concerns, of livestock production are particularly devastating.

Consumers, notably millennials, are becoming increasingly aware of the impacts of their dietary choices and are driving a cultural shift towards healthier, ethical and more environmentally friendly food products. This new paradigm has paved the way for innovation in food production. By 2025, the alternative dairy market will reach $41.1B, increasing at an annual rate of 16.7%. By 2050, it is estimated that alternative proteins will make up one third of the world’s protein consumption.

By investing in the future of food, we believe that we can contribute to a safer and healthier food supply resulting in a more sustainable and secure planet.

Join the leading Alternative Protein program in the heart of Asia and get access to one of the fastest growing urban and population centres in the world.

Our Offer

We invest a minimum of $80,000 USD via SAFE note or in an equity round for a negotiable percentage.

The program is designed to support startups in three main areas:
1. Preparation in getting investor-ready and fundraising via Brinc’s network of investors
2. Technical support in product refinement to ensure its market readiness
3. Commercialisation via access to new markets, distribution support, or exposure to corporates.

In addition to funding, we provide mentorship, networking, access to experts, food scientists, ecosystem players, distributors, investor match matching, a customized curriculum, an international startup perks package, and on-going support post program to help get your startup to the next level.

Investment Verticals

  • Alternative Protein
  • Cellular Agriculture
  • Plant-Based Protein
  • Precision Fermentation
  • Novel Ingredients

Application Requirements

  • We invest in international startups. Startups do not have to be based in the program’s location.
  • Startups that have developed a product that fits within one of our Alternative Protein investment verticals.
  • At least 2 co-founders with relevant industry experience.
  • Scalable and defined business model with high growth potential.
  • Fundraising traction.
  • Ideally, must be looking to deploy their product / solution in the Asian market.

Program Requirements

    Startups successfully accepted into our accelerator program will need to:

  • Pay a USD $30,000 participation fee for our program. This fee can be deducted from our investment amount.
  • The program is 100% online and remote. There is no need to be physically present in the location for the duration of the program.

Ready to apply?

Applications are currently closed. Complete the interest form below to get notified when our applications open for Spring 2022!

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Our Tools

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Good Food Manual

This extensive guide lays out the steps involved in starting a plant-based or clean meat company – from securing funding and developing your product to staffing up and expanding distribution

Every section contains insights from plant-based and clean meat experts and entrepreneurs and curates further resources so that you can dig deeper into the topics most relevant to you.

Please fill out the form to the right to get access to our Good Food Manual.

Brinc Cash Flow Tool

Our Cash Flow Tool is custom made to help founders start their business on a solid commercial foundation. We’ve fused the best parts of working financial models for startups with over a century of expertise with working with manufacturers and startups.

Please fill out the form to the right to get access to our Cash Flow Tool.