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The Fastlane Program

Fastlane is a tailored program for impact-driven Food- & Ag pioneers to prepare companies for their next funding round. Early-stage companies receive hands-on support from a multidisciplinary team of experts to work on company specific challenges.

Fastlane offers vital support to ventures to overcome common pitfalls that hinder the growth of their businesses. With the help of a multi-disciplinary team of experts, the program aims to fast track the companies’ growth, thereby attracting the right investors.

Apply for the next edition of Fastlane

Applications for the 3rd edition are now open! The upcoming 6 month program will start in November. If you’re interested to apply for the next edition, please register via this link before the 14th of October or reach out to for more information.

Why Fastlane?

The Netherlands is home to many innovative pioneers with new technologies and ingredients that can play a key role in the transition towards a sustainable food system.

However, many of these companies are struggling to survive and grow into scaleups. Fastlane offers vital support to ventures to overcome common pitfalls that hinder the growth of their businesses.

With the help of a multi-disciplinary team of experts, the program aims to fast track the companies’ growth, thereby attracting the right investors.

What we offer

  • Company scan to set personal milestones

    Through a 360° company scan, candidates receive insights where their primary focus should be to successfully prepare for a new funding round.
  • Tailored 1-on-1 advice from a team of experts

    Candidates receive tailored advice and hands-on support from our team of industry experts and serial entrepreneurs.
  • Online peer-to-peer community & tools

    Companies receive access to our online community of alumni, peers and industry experts to connect and collaborate.
  • Access to a network of investors & corporates

    Throughout the program, companies will be able to connect with investors and corporates for fundraising & new business opportunities.

What alumni have to say about Fastlane (1st. edition)

Participants 2nd edition

The following companies particpated in the 2nd edition: Verdify, 1-2 Taste, Health Food Wall, AgXeed, Corvus and Time Travelling Milkman.

With the help of a multi-disciplinary team of experts, the program aims to fast track the companies’ growth, thereby attracting the right investors.

Partners

The Fastlane program is built on the Dutch Agrifood Ecosystem and is supported by the following partners: Rabobank, Shift Invest, RVO, Future Food Fund, The Yield Lab, ISPT, Peakbrigde Capital, Techleap and the ROM's.

Our scope

Pioneers working on a truly innovative product or technology for a more sustainable food system. We've expanded our scope for Fastlane 2022 from the protein transition to 4 categories.

  • Circular food system & waste management
  • Precision farming
  • Personalized nutrition
  • Alternative protein

Our selection criteria

  • Robust, diverse team
  • Scalable business model
  • Commercial traction
  • Impact-driven
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Unique concept

Apply for the next edition of Fastlane

Applications for the 3rd edition are now open! The upcoming 6 month program will start in November. If you’re interested to apply for the next edition, please register via this link before the 14th of October or reach out to for more information.

More information?

Send an e-mail to or reach out to us:

 

Liz Duijves
Business Development Manager

[email protected]

 

 

 

Michiel Strijland
Business Development Manager

[email protected]