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Fresh news from – September 2023

Speed-dating with green funds

📍 On 19 October in Warsaw, PFR Ventures is organising a meeting with a group of VC funds that 💰 finance the development of green innovations. The invited funds – BeyondNetZero, Contrarian Ventures, Eurazeo, PKO BP, TiLT and Montis Capital have diversified strategies and are looking for companies at different stages of development. Applications for the speed-dating are being accepted until 29 September. To participate, you must pass the pre-selection. ✅ We strongly encourage you to apply!

Plant-Powered Pitching 2023

🌱 Plant-Powered Pitching is a competition for foodtech startups that will take place as part of the Plant-Powered Perspectives conference on 19 October 2023 in Warsaw, Poland! This year, startups that develop plant-based products and have interesting R&D potential will be awarded. 🏆 Present your project in front of a unique industry audience and compete for prizes of 8 500 EUR and 2 150 EUR! The deadline for submissions is 5 October.

News from our startups

🥖 Rebread in the FoodTechTalks podcast of the Food Portal talks about innovative products based on stale bread.

🍈 Food Jack and its plant-based tuna are starting to expand into overseas markets.

🌱 CEO of Listny Cud talks about the new generation of agriculture in an interview with

🍻 on My Company Poland’s list of top logistics startups.

PFR publishes an overview of Polish foodtech

📊 According to the report Transactions on the Polish VC Market 2022 prepared by PFR Ventures and Inovo, foodtech accounted for more than 5% of investments by Polish VC funds last year. Thus, it ranked fourth among the industries in which the funds invested – ahead of fintech and proptech, among others. In its review, PFR singled out a dozen of the most promising Polish foodtechs, including as many as six companies – myEgg, SERio, Listny Cud, CUDO Kombucha, Rebread and Venturis Horeca.

Founders of for Gazeta SGH

🎓 From the perspective of SGH (Warsaw School of Economics) alumni, Grabo and Misza share tips on networking during your academic period, which is indispensable when starting and running a business. Additionally, they analyse current trends and investor expectations in the context of ESG.

PLANT-BASED Strategies start today

The 3-day virtual PLANT-BASED Strategies conference organized by FoodFakty portal starts today. The event provides an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge in the field of modern food technology. Today, 20 September at 12:30, co-founder Piotr Grabowski will talk about the current expectations and priorities of plant-based investors.

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