(from ForwardFooding website)
The 2021 FoodTech 500: recap of the official unveiling event in Milan
On March 3rd 2022 we officially revealed the full-ranked list of this year’s FoodTech 500 in our newly born Milan FoodTech Innovation Hub – read the full recap of the event below.
The 2021 FoodTech 500
When we first set out to create the FoodTech 500, we wanted to develop a definitive list of the top 500 companies shaping the future of food. Thanks to an overwhelming amount of support, the FoodTech 500 was born with its first edition in 2019. Showcasing innovations from AgriFoodTech companies across the globe, the past editions set the bar incredibly high for this year’s list.
However, the 2021 FoodTech 500 has gone above and beyond what we had anticipated. With 2052 applicants from over 85 countries, this year has revealed the incredible diversity of those tackling the food crisis. It is our ambition that the FoodTech 500 becomes the Fortune 500 of AgriFoodTech, a list of top innovators and disruptors in the industry and also the go-to leaders of this emergent and ever-evolving sector.
The Official Unveiling Event at Milan’s FoodTech Innovation Hub
On March 3rd, 2022, we held the Unveiling event of the FoodTech500 2021 list at our newly launched FoodTech Innovation Hub in Milan, hosting founders of some of the top-ranked companies in Italy. The speakers joined us to share their journey so far, their visions and objectives for the future as well as their insights on the AgriFoodTech landscape.
The event was opened by Max Leveau, Co-founder & COO of Forward Fooding, who introduced the FoodTech 500 & unveiled the official ranking of the 2021 edition, while announcing the launch of our new FoodTech Innovation Hub in Milan, in partnership with Talent Garden (more news to follow!). Alongside showcasing 2021’s definitive list of the most inspirational businesses in the world of AgriFoodTech, we deep-dived into the amazing entrepreneurial talent behind the Italian FoodTech ecosystem before introducing some of the top Italian companies in the ranking through the interventions of their very own founders.
The Italian Ecosystem of the 2021 FoodTech 500
The startups and scaleups of this year’s Italian ecosystem of the FoodTech 500 are highly promising and influential companies working across the Food Delivery, Agtech, Next-Gen Food & Drinks, Food Safety & Traceability and Kitchen & Restaurant Tech sectors. Scroll down below to learn more about these great entrepreneurs, whose excitement to be part of our food system revolution was highly contagious!