Greencovery® was awarded with the Start-up award during the first edition of the AtlasInvest Entrepreneurship grant. Our aim with the grant is to create more impact by applying our technology to develop ingredients that can serve global customers in the growing plant-based products market. With this, we want to create high environmental impact by helping large and small food companies with this challenge.
We want to thank the jury for the productive feedback and discussion. Here a part of their positive impression of our company: “The idea behind the company has great potential and the founders have worked out their business plan thoroughly. Their pilot also demonstrated that the technology works and that a feasible earnings model has been created. This creates confidence that the investment amount can contribute to the development of a successful company.” Full article link
Here more info about the award.
The Start-Up Award supports student-entrepreneurs who focus on commercially promising solutions for global challenges. They want to develop products and services based on WUR expertise, that have potential for upschaling and growth. The Start-up Award includes a grant of 35.000 euros.
About the AtlasInvest Entrepreurship Grant
The investors of the AtlasInvest Entrepreneurship Grant are Marcel van Poecke and his daughter Heleen. Marcel van Poecke graduated in 1985 from Wageningen University & Research with a masters in Forestry.
Together with University Fund Wageningen and Starthub Wageningen, Marcel and Heleen developed a grant for young entrepreneurs: the AtlasInvest Entrepreneurship Grant. Through a pitch competition, young entrepreneurs can pitch their creative ideas to a jury and win start-up capital to get their enterprise off the ground. According to Heleen, the start-up capital is the hardest to obtain. “This platform should give students the feeling that they can be bold and just go for it. The basis of entrepreneurship, furthermore, is using your network. Dare to ask!”, says Heleen. That is why networking with other participants, the audience, panel members and the jury is central in the grant programme. Even if participants cannot obtain that start-up capital, this grant can thus really offer them important experiences.
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We are here to accelerate the time-to-market of new ingredients recovered from sidestreams making your business more feasible and sustainable.