BRAZIL FOOD TECH PROGRAM

FOOD TECHNOLOGY
Overview

A virtual program focusing on global startups that are developing new alternatives and better processes to solve the inefficiencies in the food supply chain and fix our broken food system.

Our food system is broken. The world’s population is expected to grow to 9.8 billion by 2050 and will comprise people who, on average, will live longer than ever before. To accommodate this, current food production will need to almost double. Yet, our current food production system is inefficient, unsustainable, and cannot be scaled to meet the growing demands of an ever-increasing global population.

The Good Food Institute (GFI) says Brazil’s plant-based protein market has grown exponentially in recent years, making it the world’s fifth-most important market in healthy foods, with a yearly growth rate of 20% (against a global average of 8%) and GlobalData researchers found that a third of Brazilians are buying less meat, with 14% consuming more alternative proteins; while a recent DuPont survey found that 62% of Brazilians are interested in plant-based foods.

Add that to the position of Brazil as a global leader in the animal agriculture industry. According to GFI, more than 70% of the deforestation of the Amazon — the world’s largest rainforest — can be attributed to clearing land to grow animal feed and raise cattle, making the country one of the top global emitters of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

This leads to a pressing need to rethink every part of the agri-food supply chain from farm to fork. From reducing and upcycling food waste, unlocking novel ingredients and food processing methods, making our food supply chain more efficient and transparent, to rethinking how food products reach the end consumer, we believe innovation is the key to solving a multitude of problems.

To enhance the efficiency and sustainability of our food system, we invest in founders using technology to disrupt the food system. Join the leading Food Technology program in Brazil and get access to one of the fastest-growing urban and population centres in the world.

Our Offer

We invest a minimum of $50,000 USD up to $1,000,000 USD via SAFE note or in an equity round for a negotiable percentage.

The Brazil Food Technology Accelerator Program will help startups avoid common challenges and pitfalls while propelling them to their next level of development. The following three Core Program Pillars will play a pivotal role in establishing a solid foundation for selected startups:

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 ongoing support post-program to help get your startup to the next level.

Investment Verticals

  • Alternative Protein
  • Sustainable Food Packaging
  • AgriTech
  • Food Delivery & Last Mile Logistics
  • Food Supply Chain Innovation
  • FoodTech SaaS
  • Food Waste Solutions
  • Novel Ingredients
  • Restaurant Tech

Application Requirements

  • Startups located or native to Brazil targeting Brazil as the primary market for business (or looking to deploy products/services in Brazil).
  • International or overseas startups looking to enter the Brazil market.
  • Startups that have developed a product that fits within one of our Food Technology 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 Brazil market.

Program Requirements

    Startups successfully accepted into our accelerator program will need to:

  • Pay a $25,000 USD participation fee for our program. This fee can be deducted from our investment amount.

Applications are now open.

Mix business with purpose

We create value for our portfolio companies and our ecosystem partners by facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships.

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.