An eight-week program in collaboration with Barilla managers to build a better food system together.

An initiative to help impactful food startups accelerate their growth.

Our Partner: Barilla

Barilla supports innovators in creating the future of joyful and sustainable food. The mission is to collaborate with makers in the food industry to catalyze the development of new sustainable food solutions.

Startups and top Barilla managers will co-develop an innovative plan to solve a challenge, helping participants grow their businesses in real-time. Each selected team will receive €10,000 to use during the program and may establish a long-lasting relationship with Barilla.


Good Food Makers: Building a Better Food System Together

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2023 Winners

For each category, one startup has been selected to access the program and receive 10.000€

Key dates

  • May 22
    Application Portal Opens
  • July 17
    Application Portal Closes
  • July 30
    Selection of Top 10 startups accessing Selection Days
  • Sept. 4 - 15
    Selection Days | Barilla meets top-10 shortlisted startups
  • October 17 - 26
    Winners invited in-person to kick-off the program in Italy
  • Late October - Mid Dec.
    8-week program with remote weekly connection with Barilla Managers
  • January 2024
    Demo-Day | showcase of 4 projects’ results

Program benefits

For each category, one startup will be selected to access the program.