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"Innovative marketing approaches for regional products or a plastic-free, edible ice cream spoon - in recent years the pitch winners of the IGW-Startup-Days have shown that food startups not only recognize social problems, but also bring holistic and marketable solutions to the market with a lot of speed and conviction. This keeps them a step ahead of many of the big players.“

- Lars Jaeger, Events Director, International Green Week, Messe Berlin GmbH

IGW Startup-Days 2020 EN


At a Glance

When: 22 + 23 January 2020
Where: Professional Center at Marshall-Haus
Who: Food-Startups & Trade Visitors, Press and Exhibitors


IGW Startup-Days 2020

On Wednesday, 22 January and Thursday, 23 January 2020, everything in the Professional Center of International Green Week revolves around Startups. With the IGW Startup Days, Messe Berlin gives young companies from the food industry the chance to come into contact with important decision-makers from the food-retailing business, as well as other experts and key influencers: 20 selected founders compete for the jury‘s favor in pitch sessions and present their business ideas and products/services in a 2-day exhibition format. Food experts, funding/support specialists and other important food industry partners deliver exciting keynotes and reveal what’s currently driving the industry. Admission to the Professional Center is only available to trade visitors of International Green Week.

Finalists 2020

Agora - Online market place for raw materials

Bosetein - Bacteria detection on food

Easy Cook Asia - Asian cooking boxes

El origen - Organic chips made of plantains and manioc

Essento - Insect-based products

Fairment - Kombucha sets and products

FrachtPilot - Saas platform for the digitalization of all marketing processes

Genusskoarl - Lupin-based umami sauce

Grün Beverage Lab - Non-alcoholic alternatives for alcoholic drinks

Inner Elmt - Vital mushroom-based beverage powder

Kulero - Edible cutlery

Oh my dough - cookie dough out of the cup

Panvega - Biocompliant vitamin B12

PAUDAR Bratpulver - Frying powder

Rebel Meat - Burger patties made of 50% beef and 50% mushrooms

Timbercoast - Transport of goods by sailing boat

VYTAL - Bowl-sharing concept

Yammbits - Fruit balls

Youflake - Muesli machine

Yumbau - Asian convenience products – dim sum and sauces

The Jury

The jury consists of commercial representatives, food industry experts and specialists in startup funding/support:


factum Presse & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Ms Carina Freutsmiedl
T +49 89 8091317 42
F +49 89 8091317 90

Messe Berlin GmbH
Heike Albrecht
T +49 30 3038 2031
F +49 30 3038 2019

Thanks to the Jury: