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Gastro & Foodtech Startup Competition 2023: On The Road – Copenhagen

26. april 2023

Startups can now apply for the possibility to pitch, when Basque Culinary Center’s event ‘On the Road’ comes to Denmark again on the 10th of November 2023. The Danish winner gets the opportunity to attend the incubator program at Basque Culinary Center.

As part of an initiative to gather the Danish food startup ecosystem, we are once again looking for the food-startup of the year in Denmark. The food-startup ecosystem deserves regocnition, and we want to tribute entrepreneurs in the Danish food industry. It is vital that Denmark is continuing to be one of the leading countries when it comes to gastonmy. 

Therefore, Danish Startup Group, Basque Culinary Center and The Danish Chamber of Commerce are again this year looking for the best Danish startups within gastro- and foodtech to be part of the competition ‘On The Road’, with the opportunity to attend the incubator program at Basque Culinary Center in Spain. 

The event will be a great opportunity to network, get inspiration from young startups and discover new technologies. It will contribute to innovation in the field, and gather the leading startups within the sector. 

Applications from gastro- or foodtech startups who wants to pitch at the event in Copenhagen is currently open. The event takes place on the 10th of November 2023 from 1:30 pm at The Danish Chamber of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv) in the Old Stock Exchange.

Apply to pitch your Gastro- or Foodtech startup here!


A panel will determine which of the participants in the Danish competition that will compete in the international competition and represent the best of the best in gastro- and foodtech startups that Denmark have to offer.

Denmark is one of the leading countries when it comes to food industries, this is mainly possible because of the innovations that startups keep providing in this field. It is important that we keep innovating, so Denmark can be the best place to startup gastro- and foodtech businesses.

Why should you participate?

  • The winner will get a one-month access to Basque Culinary Center LABe-Digital Gastronomy Lab startup incubator in Donostia-San Sebastian, an open innovation living lab run by the Basque Culinary Center, and a 20-hour credit for research and innovation projects at BCC Innovation, the Basque Culinary Center's Gastronomy technology centre. The startups will also get the opportunity to draw up an advanced plan in the digital platform GOe Community, where they can join and access the Basque Culinary Center's network of experts and mentors and receive different kinds of support on issues such as accessing the center's investor network, networking or support for setting up in the local ecosystem etc.
  • And the winner will get the opportunity to attend the finale in San Sebastian.

Apply to pitch your Gastro- or Foodtech startup here!


Do you wish to attend the event as a guest without pitching? 

You can register for the event using the danish registration site here!

For foreigners: Are you from outside Denmark?

Register for the event by using the english registration form here. 


Preliminary program from 1 pm to 7 pm:

  • Welcome (Tomas Mathiesen, Danish Startup Group and Jasmina Pless, The Danish Chamber of Commerce)
  • Keynote speaker
  • Startup finalist pitches and Q&A 
  • Break and networking 
  • Danish Food Startup Ecosystem Round Table Panel 
  • Firechat with Basque Culinary Center 
  • Break and networking
  • Winner & networking