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ImpAct Accelerator: Sustainable Food Systems

The Impact Accelerator helps impact entrepreneurs in the field of sustainable food systems design to scale their businesses. These entrepreneurs are taking their startups to the next level by joining a partnership-focused acceleration programme. Major social and environmental crises have accentuated the need for more robust food networks that foster resilient systems and food security in the face of increasingly volatile climate. Our food system needs rethinking and innovative approaches which is why we are looking forward to your impact projects and applications!

Our focus areas

Together with our partner Bank of America we’ve created an accelerator to support startups working on Sustainable Food Systems and creating impact in the following fields:

Creating fair conditions in food systems for people and the planet (e.g. value chain law, animal welfare).

Locally managed/designed food systems.

Focus on local produce, processing and/or distribution.

AI-based innovations for resilient food systems.

Products or services creating a positive impact on the environment, giving something back to the nature.

Transparency in the food system from production through processing to retail.

Digital innovations that enhance sustainable food services, from AI to automatisation.

Program benefits

Access to partners and networks
You will have the opportunity to introduce your solutions to our partner companies such as Bank of America, Miele, and Bethmann Bank. As well as have access to the global Impact Hub community of 24k+ members.

Individualised coaching
A customised curriculum specifically suited to each venture, with expert advisors from a range of industries.

We cover your travel costs up to 600 including kick-off and closing days.

Hybrid participation
During the programme, you will spend the kick-off and closing days in person at Impact Hub Berlin, the rest of the programme will take place remotely online.

Community and coworking
Access to Impact Hub Berlin’s local community and coworking facilities, which are constructed and operated according to circularity best practices. 

Teams are matched with an expert who is a successful entrepreneur and has experience in building a business. 

Visibility and marketing
Publicity on Impact Hub Berlin’s website and social media channels, strategic marketing support.

Who can apply?

Impact entrepreneurs focusing on solutions across sustainable food systems.
We are looking for startups that already have developed a product and tested it in the market.
Ideally, your startup should have achieved a first inflection point (e.g acquiring clients, securing investment, having intellectual property).

Startups having an impact especially on systemic aspects of the current food system design including both B2B and B2C solutions, as well as digital and AI-based solutions.

We’re looking for businesses based in Germany.

Programme details

In person & virtual: Kick-off and closing days will be held in person in Berlin, while the rest of the programme will take place in a virtual setup.


Seven teams 

Important dates and duration
Teams selection period: 11.03 – 4.04
Programme: 04.04 – 27.06 (3 months)


Questions about the programme or your application? Our Scouting Manager Idil Serifoglu is here to help: idil.serifoglu@impacthub.net

Impact Accelerator: Sustainable Food Systems is powered by our programme partners Bank of America Business.

Application management partner F6S