Food start-ups: Just Eat has just launched a food tech accelerator…

Hungry to make your business work? Takeaway giant has announced spaces for five food tech start-ups and will offer access to investment and expertise

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Food tech start-ups with an appetite for success are being offered the opportunity to secure investment, mentoring and business expertise from online takeaway giant Just Eat, with applications now open for its first ever dedicated accelerator programme.

Based out of Just Eat’s London office and starting in November, the 10 week accelerator programme  has spaces for five early-stage businesses and Just Eat has said it is looking for “dynamic businesses” to bring a “smart idea with amazing potential, and the hunger to make it work”.

All start-up founders operating in the food tech space are eligible to apply with official kick-off pitches for the programme beginning on November 3 and November 4.

Just Eat has promised to invest in the five winning businesses and will bring the businesses “together with number of dedicated mentors, entrepreneurs and industry experts”. At the end of the programme, the company will host a second pitching event where venture capitalists and angel investors will be invited to attend.

Commenting on the launch on its website, Just Eat has said: “As the market leader in our category, we are committed to building a sustainable future for the food tech industry. We acknowledge that if Just Eat thrives and supports others in our industry, they will thrive too – ultimately driving positive benefits for society and economies around the world.”

To apply for Just Eat’s FoodTech accelerator, click here.

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