Dragons’ Den: The innovations and start-ups set to disrupt the industry

Clock icon 14:00 - 15:15
From vertical farming and high-tech sensors to artificial intelligence and blockchain, the current landscape of sustainable food tech is ripe with new innovations. The number of investors backing food and beverage start-ups has tripled in the last four years. The industry is no doubt full of intelligent innovations that may have the potential to disrupt traditional agriculture practices. 

Adopting the style of the popular TV-show, Dragons’ Den, this session will see three AgTech start-ups and SMEs pitch their business to a panel of dragons and the audience. The audience will have the opportunity to ask as many questions as they wish to gain a deeper understanding of the technologies and to decide which participant they would invest in. A winner will be chosen at the end of the session following an open vote.

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Deborah Perkins


Global Head of Food and Agribusiness

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Francois Sonneville


Senior Analyst - Beverages

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Alessandro Mele



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Volker Korrmann

ewind Betreiber- und Vertriebs GmbH


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Benjamina Bollag

Higher Steaks


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Alex Soeriyadi

Lleaf Greenhouse Film Technology

Co-founder / CEO

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Ahmed Moody Soliman


CEO and Co-Founder

Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Narni Brooke-Adil
Project Director
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7435

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Registration for the conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 


For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Head of Partnerships
[email protected] 
+44 (0) 20 3780 7433

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