17 - 21 February 2019

Dubai World Trade Centre

AR | TU | FR | RUCHN

Early-bird

Startup Programme

17 - 21 FEBRUARY 2019 DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

Startup Programme

Like it or not, unique launches from unlikely sources will be influencing your business decisions in 2019. In this adaptive climate, the Gulfood Startup Programme welcomes hands-on entrepreneurs to demonstrate how their contribution to the food industry is lighting the way to a smarter tomorrow.

Millennials are four times more likely to avoid buying from corporates as compared with baby boomers.
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Location - Dubai Rooms C+D

Start up

How will Gulfood help me?

Whether you're looking for investments, expanding your presence in the Middle East, or looking for a mentor that will help take your business to the next level, the Gulfood Startup Programme is here to help you achieve your growth goals.

If you are an Investor

The Gulfood Startup Programme will connect you a range of F&B startups from the UAE and beyond. Key sectors include:

  • Product innovation
  • Distribution & Retail
  • Agtech, organic farming, urban farming
  • Sustainability & Social Impact
  • Foodservice & Hospitality
  • Smart kitchen
  • AI & Blockchain in F&B
  • Consumer – Health & Wellness apps

 

If you're looking for investment opportunities in F&B, here is the right place for you.

Sign up to Invest

If you are an Entrepreneur

The Gulfood Startup Programme is the perfect platform for you to showcase your contribution to the food industry. The programme is free of charge for startups, and will feature:

  • A pitch platform for disruptive ideas in F&B 
  • A dedicated conference for F&B startups and SMEs
  • A comprehensive meetings programme to connect you with relevant stakeholders for your business
  • Free attendance to Gulfood (save 420 AED - up to 3 co-founders)
  • Potential to be mentored by a seasoned F&B professional, investor or management consultant
  • Potential to be featured across Gulfood marketing and PR campaigns

 

To register your startup, please click on the link below.

Startup Programme Enquiry

Learn from the industry's best

Gulfood wants to help you grow your business sustainably and profitably. As a participating F&B startup, you will be able to network with potential buyers, investors and mentors.

Some of the industry's biggest names are looking for you.

Gulfood Mentors

 


 

Explore the conference programme

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12:00
  1. 5 mins
12:05
  1. 10 mins
12:15
  1. 15 mins
    A look at the startup companies in the region and how they are contributing to its economic growth What can startups bring to the F&B industry? What are the challenges they can help solve? A look at t ...
12:30
  1. 20 mins
    Setting up your company - regulations and licensing to take into consideration Running effective market research and knowing your target customer  Building the right team to ensure successful operatio ...
12:50
  1. 60 mins
13:10
  1. 30 mins
    Identifying the key steps to giving a winning pitch  What are your potential investors looking for? 
14:00
  1. 30 mins
    Exploring the best strategies to a successful fundraising How can you offer a lucrative opportunity?  What do you need to know about angel investors and venture capitals?
15:15
  1. 20 mins
15:35
  1. 25 mins
12:00
  1. 5 mins
12:05
  1. 40 mins
    What are the best steps to creating a sustainable startup ecosystem? Looking at the role of relevant government authorities in creating and developing this ecosystem? Identifying top incentives to sup ...
13:05
  1. 25 mins
13:45
  1. 30 mins
    Exploring how an investment opportunity is evaluated Identifying key points that attract an investor’s attention Are there any elements crucial to investors other than financial profit?
15:00
  1. 20 mins
    Taking your business abroad – how can you venture into new markets Building your brand and marketing your company  How can you build partnerships with large f&B companies and what value can you bring ...
15:20
  1. 20 mins
15:40
  1. 20 mins
    Finding your competitive advantage and increasing your competitiveness Delivering the consumers’ needs in a crowded market Role of startups in providing healthier food options for the consumer
16:00
  1. 5 mins

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