Startup Next Food and Tech, Presented by Land O'Lakes

    Tuesday, August 9 - September 13, 2016


  1. Program Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Facilitating Team

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Startup Next
Food and Tech, Presented by Land O'Lakes

Tuesday, August 9 - September 13, 2016



Tuesday, August 9 - September 13, 2016
Program starts at 6:00 pm


Minneapolis, MN


Applications have closed

Startup Next, a Techstars program, is the #1 pre-acceleration program


We will be hosting an online info session Thursday June 16th. Register Today!

Startup Next Food and Tech, presented by Land O’Lakes, is a pre-accelerator for startups in the food and tech industry.

Land O’Lakes is a farmer owned cooperative, so companies anywhere in the farm to fork food chain are invited to apply. We’d love to see anything from innovative consumer products to traceability tools, distribution, supply chain efficiency, safety, food processing and logistics innovation. Startups relevant to food and technology in the retail, foodservice, industrial or other channels would be welcome. Startup innovations relevant to the dairy industry- from dairy farmers to dairy transportation, processing and products, will be of particular interest. 

Entrepreneurs will gain hands-on mentorship and education during the program, culminating in a Demo Day event. Land O'Lakes will provide expertise and mentorship to program participants in conjunction with leaders from the Minneapolis startup ecosystem. 

This is a non-resident, part-time program, so founders are able to stay focused on their business and product, while getting invaluable help from the mentors to get better prepared for an accelerator or a seed round. The program is free of charge and no equity is taken.

Even though Startup Next is part of Techstars, it’s not exclusively preparing startups for Techstars accelerator programs. Startup Next has helped more than 50 startups get into various top accelerators and raise more than $50 million dollars in funding. See our success stories and case studies.

If you have any questions or you're not sure if this is a fit for your startup, check out the FAQs and feel free to reach out to landolakes@startupnext.co with any other questions.




Program Schedule

Tuesday August 9th


6:00 pm
Opening Remarks
Startup Next opening presentation and program expectations


6:10 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Accelerators, followed by a Q&A session


6:55 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by feedback from peers, facilitators, and mentors


7:40 pm
Session Recap
Learnings and expectations for next session


7:55 pm
Networking

Tuesday August 16th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Customer Development, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Tuesday August 23rd


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Pitching, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Tuesday August 30th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Market Sizing, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Tuesday September 6th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Product/Market Fit, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Tuesday September 13th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Fundability, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the demo day


Facilitating Team

  • Brett
    Brohl
  • Alex
    Ryan
  • Zach
    Miltz


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