ProVeg Incubator, the Alt Protein Accelerator Program, has announced its latest cohort to include Ukrainian startups for the first time.
Startup GoGreen is developing plant-based steaks, burger cutlets and cheese. Albrecht Wolfmeyer, head of the ProVeg incubator, said, “It is especially gratifying to see startups from Ukraine joining us at a time when the country is suffering from the horrors of war.”
For the first time since the program was established, startups from Nigeria and New Zealand were also featured. Casa Vegan aims to be the go-to plant-based African brand, developing meat alternatives from local and upcycled ingredients. Jooules in New Zealand produce food by microbial fermentation.
Here are the rest of the startups:
- Sunday Supper (USA) — A plant-based, ready-to-eat premium meal based on an Italian recipe.
- Plant Rebellion (Hungary) — A seafood alternative made from algae extracts.
- sea spire (India and New Zealand) — Aims to make it easier for consumers to transition to seafood alternatives through cutting-edge, accessible technology.
- Bruna (Romania) — A foodtech startup developing alternative seafood products.
- Vitality Foods (Singapore) — Plant-based food solutions for senior communities in Asia Pacific.
- Raw Bake Station (UK) — Healthy, plant-based snacks free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar.
- BioGNR (Lithuania) — A fermentation-based technology that can be used to produce mycoproteins.
- Leaf Foods (Mexico) — Plant-based alternatives to dairy and meat products.
- Kelp (Chile) — Sustainable products made from seaweed. These include machine learning systems for developing meat and dairy alternatives, biomaterials, and products made from algae.
- Ser Vegano (Mexico) — Democratize plant-based products by making them more accessible to consumers.
Previous cohorts of the ProVeg incubator, announced earlier this year, include cultured fat, seafood made from microalgae, and startups developing plant-based alternatives to albumin (the protein found in egg whites). was
“The 13 startups selected cover the most influential new food categories, from meat to seafood to cheese alternatives. We are targeting new audiences such as the growing elderly consumer group in Asia,” said Wolfmeyer.