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Are you a start-up looking to make a global impact? this is your platform to do it

What is Green Shoots?

We're thrilled to announce the launch of Green Shoots, a groundbreaking initiative for the global agri-food tech startup ecosystem.

It's a prestigious pitch competition designed to propel your agri-food tech start-up into the spotlight. Here, you'll connect with industry leaders and investors who can provide the funding and partnerships you need to bring your innovative solutions to life.

If you're an agri-food tech entrepreneur with a visionary idea, apply now! Showcase your solutions and take the first step towards shaping the future of food.

Green Shoots

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How can I apply?

To participate in the Green Shoots pitch competition, you must be an exhibiting startup at Gulfood Green 2024. We will notify you once the Greeh Shoots pitch competition is open for applications for our 2024 edition via email. To participate in the Green Shoots pitch competition, you must be an exhibiting startup at Gulfood Green 2024. We will notify you once the Greeh Shoots pitch competition is open for applications for our 2024 edition via email. You can then submit your deck via Pitch Lounge who will support you through the process. Successful semi-finalists will be announced  on 3 September

To apply, please complete the exhibitor booking form by following the button below. One of our team will be in touch directly to secure your spot for Gulfood Green 2024.

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FAQ

How can I apply

To participate in the Green Shoots pitch competition, you must be an exhibiting startup at Gulfood Green 2024. We will notify you once the Greeh Shoots pitch competition is open for applications for our 2024 edition via email. You can then submit your deck via Pitch Lounge who will support you through the process. Successful semi-finalists will be announced on 3 september

If I win, what happens next?

The team will be in touch regarding your cash prize and next steps one  week after Gulfood Green.

If I am not shortlisted to participate in the semi-finals, what can I do?

If you are not shortlisted, there are many opportunities to engage with investors and the wider Gulfood Green audience. Please note that the shortlisting goes through multiple rounds of review to reach only a final 10 for the semi-finals and 2 for the finals.

How many startups are pitching in Green Shoots pitch competition in 2024?

Up to 20 start-ups will participate in the Green Shoots pitch competition. Then, two selected start-ups will move on to the Green Shoots Finals which will take place on the last day of the event.

What is the deadline to submit my pitch deck to enter the Green Shoots pitch competition?

The deadline to submit your pitch deck on the exhibitor portal is 23 August.

What should my pitch deck include?

our supporting partner pitch lounge will guide you through the process

What should my pitch video include?

our supporting partner pitch lounge will guide you through the process

When will I find out if I have been shortlisted to pitch in the semi-finals?

The announcements of the shortlisted startups for the semi-finals will be announced on 3 September.

What is the judging criteria?

The general judging criteria is broken down to main areas. Please keep these in mind as you design your pitch deck, pitch video, and semi-finals, finals pitches!

  Innovation: How ground-breaking is the idea? Does it disrupt the status quo?

  Market: Is there a clear market need? How big is the opportunity (size & growth)? Can it scale widely?

  Business Model: Does the solution have a clear path to profitability? Who are their target customers and pricing strategy?

  Traction: Have they achieved any early wins (revenue, customers, funding)?

  Team: Does the team have the skills and experience to succeed?

Download the detailed judging criteria here

If I was selected to pitch previously but wasn’t able to attend, am I entitled to spot in the semi-finals or finals?

No, there will be a new selection process each year. You will have to apply to be considered again. Similarly, if you are shortlisted for the finals after pitching in the semi-finals but you miss the pitch, you will be replaced with the next runner-up.

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