Science - May 17, 2017

Investors and start-ups in Orion (video)

Vincent Koperdraat

As a start-up, how do you find funds to grow further? One way is by getting in touch with investors. This is exactly what will be happening in Orion over the next two days during F&A Next, an event that puts innovation in food and agriculture centre stage.

The asparagus harvester; one of the innovations investors can choose to fund. Photo: Niec Himpens

Dozens of investors from the Netherlands and abroad will be in Orion during the next couple of days. They will be looking for start-ups that need funding and have the potential to grow. At the same time, a number of start-ups will be given the opportunity to pitch in front of these investors.

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One of these start-ups is Cerescon. This company, which was supervised by StartLife, recently reached the news when they launched a new, fully automated asparagus harvester. According to Cerescon, their invention is especially meaningful for businesses that employ relatively expensive people to harvest asparagus.

The next step is to sell that innovative machine to customers. Funding is necessary to meet the demand. Cerescon hopes to find investors to accomplish this during the next two days at F&A Next in Orion.