FAQs

How can I submit an entry?
Just fill in the online entry form by 10th April and you will be part of the first selection round.

What criteria do I have to meet?
Your business should fit the following criteria:
1.         You have proof-of-concept (i.e., revenue generating, revenue testing)
2.         You want to grow and scale your business
3.         You are building a scalable food enterprise which fits one of the following:     
    •           replaces conventional with organic food;     
    •           replaces animal protein with plant based alternatives;     
    •           reduces food waste;     
    •           increases awareness of and knowledge about sustainable food

Why is Wessanen running the challenge? 
We want to contribute to a green and sustainable future. Therefore we have to change the way we produce our food. The more organic companies contribute and sustain in the market the higher is the positive impact the food sector can have when it comes to issues like climate change.

Does the program address logistic challenges and opportunities or marketing?
The program covers all aspects by having dedicated experts in each field on board. We want to make sure we can meet specific needs – so all participants benefit from the challenge.

What does the winner receive?

The participant, who convinced with promising ideas and enthusiasm, will be awarded with 10.000€, a broad network of experts and additional management hours. These additional hours will be tailored to individual needs. But not only the winner will benefit from this program. During the Organic Food against Climate Change challenge participants will gain relevant knowledge to grow and scale their business.

Who is leading the program (who are the trainers)?
Together with the Impact Hub Amsterdam we set up training days and master classes on topics like business modeling, grow and scale your business as well as marketing, branding & packaging and finance. Impact Hub and Wessanen experts are going to share their knowledge-especially when it comes building sustainable businesses.

Why is the focus on the Netherlands? 
We see this edition as a pilot. If the challenge is successful it is possible to expand the concept.
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