21 - 25 FEBRUARY 2021


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Gulfood Startup Programme

Gulfood Startup Programme

And the winners are...

Gulfood Startup Programme 2020 awarded 5 innovative startup companies with an accumulative prize of AED 50,000 for their initiative contribution to the food industry which has the potential to light the way to a smarter tomorrow.

The prize was presented by Gulfood and supporting partner Dubai Chamber in a remarkable ceremony. At the ceremony announcement, the winning entrepreneurs took centre stage to receive their prize by Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President at Dubai World Trade Centre and took ceremonial photos to commoderate this monumental achievement.

The Startup companies deemed most innovative are: Winnow, Agri10X, Essence Food, Red Sea Farms and Munchbox.

Congratulations to all Gulfood Startup Programme 2020 winners we look forward to hearing your achievements in the Food and Beverage Industry.

Gulfood would like to thank our sponsors and supporting partners, the Ministry of Economy and the UAE National Programme for SMEs.


Meet the startups winners


Why Gulfood Startup Programme is just perfect for you


This initiative aspires to provide investors to explore cutting edge innovation in the F&B sector which will cover: Product innovation, Distribution and Retail; Agtech, Organic Farming, Urban Farming; Sustainability and Social Impact; Foodservice and Hospitality; Smart kitchen, AI and Blockchain in F&B; Consumer – Health and Wellness apps.


The Startup Activation Program is the perfect platform to showcase their contribution to the food industry. The program will feature 25 F&B startups from all over the world; A pitch platform; Conference program for topics concerning F&B startups and SMEs; Investors and mentors.


Meet the startups who will be at Gulfood 2020



A Diabetic Chef

Diabetic Chef









The Collective

The Collective


Watch this space, more startups to be announced next week!

Gulfood Startup Programme 2020


16 Feb 2020
  1. While most existing diets and food habits around the world are not optimum for consumers' health, they have alarmingly started harming the environment. Although shifting people’s attitudes and eating ...
  2. Hear 13 startups present their concepts about food innovation and advancing the food technology across the value chain to 5 esteemed experts. The most enticing ideas to be rewarded with a pool prize o ...
  3. From a customer base of 7.3 billion in 2015 to a projected 10 billion in 2050, the food and beverage industry is the largest in the world. From the fields to the shelves of retailers, who is consuming ...
  4. Most F&B startups and entrepreneurs face a set of challenges as they start and build their businesses into small and medium sized enterprises. What if there's a roadmap to success? Check out this deta ...
  5. Hear 12 startups present their concepts about food innovation and advancing the food technology across the value chain to 5 esteemed experts. The most enticing ideas to be rewarded with a pool prize o ...
  6. As many theorise that current economic models that are built to function on perpetual economic growth are not sustainable, many entrepreneurs have realised that innovation and social impact are not on ...
  7. Get inside the minds of investors as they consider what to invest in next. How innovative is your product? What is the size of your market? How defensible is your product? Do you know what make invest ...
  8. We don’t mean to sound alarmist but mankind’s next major challenge is upon us: the world’s population is on the rise, and planet Earth’s resources are finite. Questions needing urgent answers are how ...
  9. Officially concluding Gulfood Startup Programme 2020, we are announcing the winner and runners-up for the AED 50,000 prize pool on behalf of Dubai Chamber Entrepreneur Council

2020 Supporting Partners


UAE National Program

Dubai Chamber

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