Announcing 12 startups in the Techstars Farm to Fork Class of 2023

Jul 10, 2023

By Sarah Bain, Managing Director of Techstars Farm to Fork

Announcing 12 startups in the Techstars Farm to Fork Class of 2023

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce the 12 remarkable companies comprising the 2023 Techstars Farm to Fork class. This marks our sixth year of collaborating with Ecolab on this program and we are eager to see what the 2023 class can do! 

Each year, the importance of addressing the challenges in our food system becomes more apparent. The founders in our 2023 class are working to solve how we sustainably feed our growing population as safely and efficiently as possible by innovating in everything from restaurant and manufacturing technology to innovative solutions for animal health. This class is coming from around the world to solve pain points across global boundaries. Entrepreneurs will travel to the Twin Cities from countries including Nigeria and Australia, and even a local Minnesota-based company. 

Since the first Farm to Fork formally launched in 2018, 64 companies have received world-class mentorship from the Techstars team and industry leaders in the food tech space. Over 95% of the Farm to Fork portfolio is active or has been acquired. We can’t wait to see where this class goes! 

Meet the 2023 Class  

BeChained: Barcelona, Spain

BeChained is an AI-powered energy-tech digital twin that helps industrial consumers save money, energy consumption & CO2 emissions from efficiency in production.

ConnectedFresh: Gardena, California, USA

ConnectedFresh's IoT monitoring solutions automate tasks and monitor equipment to prevent food safety risks and emergency expenses. 

Farmshare:  Denver, Colorado, USA

Farmshare is a SaaS enabled online marketplace designed to connect local food producers - farmers, ranchers, and fishers - directly with consumers.

Gentian: London, England, UK

Gentian combines AI, deep ecological know-how, and remote sensing to measure and track vegetation ecology. 

Goodie Bag: Boulder, Colorado, USA

Goodie Bag connects customers to local shops' surplus food at a discounted price, reducing food waste and supporting local businesses.

OrdrSmart: Chicago, Illnois, USA

OrdrSmart is a platform that enables CPG brands and ingredient suppliers to create and maintain a resilient ingredients supply chain. 

Population:  San Francisco, California, USA

Population is the environmental health and safety operating system for the food industry's last mile. New York City, New York, USA

Puebla is a supply chain collaboration platform for tropical commodities with real-time information on pricing and logistics. 

Rubilabs Veterinary Services: Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Nigeria 

Rubilabs Veterinary Services is revolutionizing livestock care in Africa with last mile delivery for essential vaccines and other animal health products. 

Tavolo: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Tavolo is an AI-driven restaurant analytics platform that enables business owners to automate marketing

Uuvipak:  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 

Uuvipak is a patent pending, 100% home compostable material created from upcycled food waste and designed to eradicate single use plastic. 

xBlock:  Seattle, Washington, USA 

xBlock is an AI assistant for restaurants connecting all data into one system to better communicate with customers, staff, and managers across multiple devices.

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Sarah Bain