TeamUp 2024

17 Jun – 15 Nov 2024 | Spain

TeamUp 2024

17 June 2024 - 15 November 2024|


Welcome to the TeamUp 2024 !

TeamUp programme will match leading technologists with entrepreneurial business professionals and support you on your journey to co-create truly impactful agrifood ventures.

TeamUp is a 6-month programme

and provides important tools like expert guidance, world-class training, mentorship, networking and funding to support you in building your startup. The teams will be nurtured to create strong co-founder relationships with aligned purpose and values.


Networking opportunities: The event provides a great opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded individuals, as well as experts in your field. You can make valuable connections that can help you grow your career or business.

Knowledge sharing: The event features expert speakers who share their insights and knowledge on a particular topic. This can provide attendees with new ideas, perspectives, and strategies that you can apply to your venture building.

Inspiration: Attending the sessions will be inspiring, providing you with new ideas and motivation to achieve your goals.


TeamUp matches leading technologists with entrepreneurial business professionals and supports them on their journey to co-create truly impactful agrifood ventures.

In Southern and Eastern Europe, there is a worrying gap between the number of innovative agrifood technologies developed at universities and the number of such technologies reaching the market. Our research shows that impactful startups with strong teams are better placed to commercialise promising agrifood solutions and transform our food system.

Topics addressed?

  • Protein diversification

  • Targeted Nutrition

  • Sustainable Aquaculture

  • Sustainable Agriculture

  • Digital Traceability

  • Circular Food Systems

Why participate?

  • As technologist - you want to partner up with the right co-founder, who would lead the business side of developing a startup;

  • As business professional - you want to partner up with brilliant technologists and become a co-founder or team member of an innovative agrifood startup.

Programme overview

  • Matchmaking (14/06/2024 - 31/07/2024

    Meet diverse and experienced innovators who can help you build an impactful agrifood business. EIT Food will facilitate the matchmaking process to ensure you’ll team up with the person who matches your vision and values.

  • Exploration (13/08/2024 - 31/10/2024)

    In your new team, create, test and validate the value proposition and business model of your agrifood solution. During this 3-month phase, get EIT Food training, coaching and expert support as well as a € 2,000 stipend per team. Explore how you and your new co-founder work together.

  • Graduation (04/11/2024 - 14/11/2024)

    At the end of the programme, the teams will present their learnings and pitch their future plans to the expert panel. The panel will choose the most promising teams to receive funding from EIT Food (up to € 40,000).


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