The 9th cohort will see thirteen startups from all over the world with countries represented including; Nigeria, Chile, Mexico, Romania and Ukraine. The brands will go through an expert-led 12-week programme designed to accelerate their growth and success.
Categories include ready-to-eat meals, fermented protein ingredients, bio-printed seafood alternatives and cheese alternatives.
As well as expert knowledge and advice, startups will gain access to ProVeg Incubator’s facilities, industry networks, its alumni community, and the potential to receive up to £250,000 in funding.
Previous cohorts have included popular brands such as plant-based dog food company Omni, tempeh brand Better Nature, and Swedish plant-based fish brand, Hooked.
Brands We’re Excited About
Vegan Sunday Supper
Handcrafted Italian foods. Vegan Sunday Supper makes ready-to-bake plant-based lasagna.
Plant-Based lasagna is hard to get right. Furthermore, lasagna is a hassle to make and finding the right cheese can be a struggle.
Meat alternatives with locally sourced and grown ingredients.
Since Veggie Victory jumped on the scene years ago, there hasn’t been much news about plant-based products out of Nigeria. In a country with over 200 million people, the potential for plant-based products in Nigeria is huge. We’d love to see a strong brand with a strong product establish itself and drive the scene forward.
Bio-printed seafood alternatives.
Plant-based seafood is still an underserved area. Although brands like Good Catch and ProVeg Alumni Hooked are doing well to grow the category, I am excited a the potential of seafood substitutes that are ‘nutritionally equivalent or better’, as stated on the brand’s website.
Raw Bake Station
Guilt-free sweet treats
Because who doesn’t love a good plant-based cookie?
Described as ‘crookies’ for being ‘criminally good’, the brand makes delicious snacks without ‘nastites’ and each product contains under 200 calories.