The Founder Institute, the world's premier pre-seed accelerator, is proud to offer the best applicants with FoodTech or AgTech ideas with a CrowdFoods fellowship to our Food Ecosystems 2022 program.

Through this offer, anyone with a FoodTech or AgTech idea can apply to the Founder Institute for free below, and the best overall applicant for the Food Ecosystems 2022 program will receive a fellowship to participate in the world-renowned startup launch program for free 899$ value).

The Founder Institute has set a goal to launch 1000 startups that solve planerary problems in food ecosystems which makes us committed to help you with your idea to become successful.  

Crowdfoods is the first association for food and agriculture startups in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein (DACHLI). We foster food startups and innovators through education, knowledge sharing and connect them with food suppliers and corporates, investors, retailers and the science. Our network of more than 1.000 founders, experts and innovators represents the future of agrifood business – from farm to fork – analogue and digital.

Build a Company with the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed accelerator and startup launch program. Through a challenging and rigorous curriculum, we provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the structure, training, mentor feedback, global network, and lifetime of support needed to start an enduring company. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used our program to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, building a co-founding team, and more.

Our Global Food Ecosystems Accelerator is run by a global team of experienced food ecosystems and startup specialists, supported by over 200 industry experts around the world. This global network combined with our challenging 4 month program enables rapid company building with connections to virtually anywhere in the food ecosystems.

Who Should Apply?

The Founder Institute focuses on founders instead of ideas. If you are talented and motivated to do the work required to build an enduring tech or tech-enabled company, then we want to hear from you. This includes aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies that are pre-funding.

What to Expect?

To qualify for the CrowdFoods Fellowship for Food Ecosystems 2022 Founder Institute, you must complete your application below. 

After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Entrepreneur DNA Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants. If you would like to learn more about our Admissions Process and review criteria, visit

The recipient of the Fellowship will be notified within a week of the Final Admissions Deadline for the Food Ecosystems 2022 program (Oct 02, 2022). 

Not Ready?

If you want to learn more, our Overview page is a good place to start.


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The Food Founder Institute is not currently accepting applications, but will be soon. 

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