The German Startups Association (Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.) establishes new expert group on food tech
As of now, 13 startups are included in the expert group. The members voted Jewell Sparks (Global Head of Business Innovation, Scouting and Inclusion of METRO AG) and founder of initiatives <link http://www.thebithouse.org/ - external-link-new-window "Opens internal link in current window">The BiTHOUSE </link>and <link http://www.agtechfoodtechsummit.org/ - external-link-new-window "Opens internal link in current window">AgTech FoodTech Summit</link>, and Jan-Frieder Damm, founder of Daizu GmbH and <link https://track-the-snack.de/ - external-link-new-window "Opens internal link in current window">TRACK the snack</link>, as their chairs.
“With this new platform, we aim to close the gap between founders, investors, the government and corporations, in order to promote brand creation, growth and development for startups working in the food industry,” Jewell Sparks said.
According to Jan-Frieder Damm, the food industry is one of the “most strongly consolidated industries”. He predicts the food sector to undergo a massive change going forward which is why it is important to offer thought leaders in the industry a platform to articulate their ideas. The expert group intends to structurally support impulses from the startup ecosystem relating to food and food tech and to create a responsive environment by promoting their agenda on a political, economic and institutional level.