About.

Nestlé Start and Co.  is an Open Innovation Programme promoted by Nestlé Portugal in partnership with Nova School of Business and Economics.

The Programme aims to identify not only the best external startups but also to structure the adaptation and integration process to Nestlé, in a Venture Client model where Nestlé will become startups 1st customer, to co-create and co-develop real innovation opportunities in a real partnership.

Startups that demonstrate the value of their solution to Nestlé and that can make a significant contribution, will have the opportunity to apply their projects in a leading client and a powerful brand. Nestlé will be an early adopter of its innovative solutions (products, services or technology), with the opportunity to validate and refine a complementary business directly with Nestlé.

Challenge.

We are in if you...
… believe in businesses
that improve quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
… share the ambition
to innovate, empowered by technology, guided by principles of sustainability - change the world.

… are open to co-create
a new business with a partner like Nestlé, with competitive advantages that can leverage and make it bigger.
… consider starting small,
testing everything with the portuguese market as a testbed and then scaleup with a partner that has global reach.

START AND CO-DEVELOPMENT AVENUES.

1. SMART NUTRITION, HEALTH & WELLNESS
Do you want to innovate the future of nutrition and wellness, empowering better health, improving the quality of food for the next generations?
2. FAMILY, PETS & FRIENDS
Do you want to enhance new experiences that leverage the quality of life in a more convenient and personalized approach?
3. DIRECT TO CONSUMER
Do you want to disrupt to directly deliver to consumer either on physical or virtual channels?
4. OUT-OF-HOME
Do you want to create the future of coffee-shops with a unique experience to the increasingly sophisticated customers and consumers?
5. PLANET CENTRIC
Do you want to drive innovation that will reduce the environmental impact?

Program Structure.

01.
Applications
Mar-Apr 2019
Scouting the most promising and innovative startups.
02.
SELECTION
PITCHING
MATCHMAKING
Apr 2019
Pitching of top 30 startups to Nestlé executives.

May 2019
2 Days Matchmaking with the pre-selected 15 startups working on real Nestlé cases.
03.
CO-DEVELOPMENT
May-Oct 2019
Up to 5 startups with the best fit to Nestlé will be invited to co-create and co-develop a complementary business at the Start and Co. Box at Nestlé Headquarters in Lisbon.

Contact.

For more information about the program get in touch with
hello@startandco.pt or fill out the contact form below:
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