On 8. and 9.5.2023 the participants of the class of 2023 presented their start-up ideas

Just under a year ago, the third cohort of the certificate course "Founding a Food Startup" started.

One participant is Manuela. She comes from the Dachau district. She and her family run a family farm. They have been into fruit growing with direct marketing for a few years. Their new project: freeze-dried strawberries.

Individual coaching & input through workshops

During the certificate, participants received individual coaching every two weeks to discuss the status of the project and clarify any questions.

In addition, an extensive program of workshops is offered both online and live on site at FSIWS. Here, a wide variety of topics related to entrepreneurship and food production are covered, such as "Unique Value Proposition", "Sensor Technology" and "Product Development" or even "Financial Planning". The workshops were held by our partners StartinFood and the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship of HM, among others.


Product development at the Institute of Food Technology at HSWT

The Institute for Food Technology (ILM) of the HSWT is also the headquarters of the FSIWS. The ILM offers the necessary infrastructure for initial product developments, analyses up to small batch productions. Therefore, at least eight times a year, product development sessions are held on site at the ILM as part of the certificate course. The infrastructure of the institute is always available to the participants free of charge for their prototype development.

The regular on-site appointments offer additional opportunities for exchange and networking. The joint lunch offers participants the opportunity to relax and exchange ideas.

Final presentations

Linda the founder of Color up your Taste has developed colored and flavored syrups, which go perfectly with coffee or milk or plant milk. Her product is a real eye-catcher!

Both Manuela Sandmairand Linda from Color up your Tastecontinue to develop their products in house. We are very happy to have them with us!