The Female Food Founders Award of the Food Startup Incubator Weihenstephan, presented for the first time by Alexandra Wuttig, Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Chancellor of the IUBH International University of Applied Sciences to the team Sonnengläschen, honors female food startup founding teams that excel especially in innovative and sustainable food products.
The 3 students Anja Baumgärtner, Franziska Doll and Luisa Pelzer of the team Sonnengläschen succeeded in only 18 months parallel to their full-time studies of food technology at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan Triesdorf to develop and produce their delicious spreads from rescued vegetables and to sell them successfully in the meantime after founding their own company. Their first production was completely sold out after only 2 days.
Their goal is to save vegetables that are no longer suitable for trade due to external blemishes or simply the wrong size, according to the motto "No waste - it's taste". They use this in super tasty and high-quality spreads, which are already available in 2 variants (tomato basil and garlic dip).
Approximately 12 million tons of food currently end up in the garbage every year in Germany alone. With their company, the 3 creative food startup founders want to contribute to reducing food waste.