Founder Institute makes Helsinki home for global food innovation
The Founder Institute has partnered with leading Finnish retailer S Group and dairy manufacturer Valio to launch a food tech programme in Helsinki.
“Over the last few years, I have seen more innovative food-tech startups launch in Finland than any of the other 60+ countries where the Founder Institute operates,” said Adeo Ressi, founder and CEO of the Founder Institute. “Discovering and optimising better ways to care for and produce food is essential to the future of our world.”
The food-focused entrepreneurs chosen for the programme will have the opportunity to receive feedback and mentorship from food tech experts in Helsinki and beyond, including from S Group and Valio leadership.
They will also be supported by Founder Institute’s local and global network of entrepreneurs, investors and advisers, while the top applicants will be awarded S Group Fellowships, which allow them to partake in the programme for free.
“I can’t think of a better place to launch our food tech programme than Helsinki, and I’m confident that it will help entrepreneurs with big visions build meaningful food startups,” Ressi said.