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BGI, with the support of BGT

About event

Are you ready to boost your technological business in the agri-food sector? The AgriFood4Future Entrepreneurship and Acceleration Program is your gateway to starting your entrepreneurship journey. Over a 5-month period, you’ll get training, on-going guidance from mentors, and international exposure to catapult your business to success. Our program consists of 4 essential phases:

  1. Training program
  • Entrepreneurship Do’s and Don’ts
  • Funding Opportunities, Fundraising, and Investment Readiness
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Building the Right Team
  • Legal and Regulatory Aspects
  • Intellectual Property
  1. Acceleration program
  • Teams will be matched with a mentor
  • Development of a Go-to-Market Plan with on-going mentor feedback (8 weeks)
  • Online session: How to Make a Great Pitch
  • Pitch development and refinement with on-going mentor feedback (2 weeks)
  1. Online Demo Day

At the end of the program, there will be an online Demo Day. Teams will present their projects to a jury, and the best two teams from the Entrepreneurship & Acceleration Program will be selected.

  1. In-person Demo Day

Teams will also get the chance to join an in-person Demo Day at the end of the Entrepreneurship & Acceleration Program. Here, they will have the chance to network and showcase their solutions to a broader audience.

Who is it for?

  • Entrepreneurial teams and startups in the early stages (TRL 2 to 6).
  • Master’s, PhD or VET (Vocational Education & Training Centers) students who are developing a solution in alignment with our strategic focus areas.

Strategic Areas

AF4F - Entrepreneurship & Acceleration Program - Strategic areas

Program Timeline (1st Edition – 2024/25):

AF4F - Entrepreneurship & Acceleration Program - Project timeline

Ready to revolutionize the agri-food scene?

For further questions or support, please reach out to Soraia Caetano (soraia.caetano@bgi.pt), Pietro Maggio (pietro.maggio@bgi.pt) and BGT Consulting (project.support@bgtconsultinggroup.com).