WOMEN OF AGRIFOOD NATION
Accelerate your Agrifood startup
The Women of Agrifood Nation provides a platform for recognizing and empowering female-led initiatives in the Agrifood sector.
To support the growth of early-stage food startups.
We strive to invest in more female-led ventures.
By Copia Agro & Food technologies
*Subject to due-diligence
Preparing the investors deck
Public Speaking Training
Presentations for investors
Budgeting for Capital Raising
Publications in International Magazines
Who can apply?
Early-stage startups and ventures focused on food and agriculture technologies or services with any of the following initiatives:
Environmental techniques that can reduce chemical usage, reducing food waste and spoilage, prolonging shelf-life, improving quality and safety of F&B while enhancing production efficiencies, reducing energy consumption and minimizing the use of preservatives, improve health, yield, crop quality, and livestock.
Founded or led by at least one woman, who has 25% shareholdings.
Startups/initiatives must be registered (or expected registration) in Israel.
2021 Competition Finalists
Yosefa Ben Cohen
Founder Chef & CTO, Yo-egg
Maya Otmazgin Ashkenazi CEO & Co-Founder MAOLAC
Valeria Kogan CEO & Co-founder, Fermata
Dr. Anna Melkov Co-Founder, CTO & Head of R&D, BugEra
Adi Pollack Founder, IncrediBowl
Ifat Hammer CEo & CTO, Biotipac
The Women of Agrifood Nation Competition is excited to host our judge panel; combined, their industry knowledge and high-profiles will have significant impact on all the contestants.
Dr. Tammy Meiron
CTO Fresh start
Dr. Dorit Rozner
CTO The Kitchen Food Tech Hub
Inbar Friedman -
Prof. Masha Niv,
The Faculty of Agriculture,
Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University
Director Ventures & Innovation
Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)
CEO Millennium Food-Tech
Nitza Kardish, PhD
CEO Trendlines Agrifood Fund, Vice Chair, Agrifood Innovation Centre
Dr. Michal Levy
SVP Agriculture Innovation
COPIA Agri & Food Technologies
Participating in the Women of the Agrifood competition was a great way to tell others about my business, gain exposure, and find new customers. Being a part of the competition was the perfect opportunity to meet with knowledgeable business advisors. I was driven to organize and brainstorm potential business ideas. I feel so fortunate for this, and watching my dream transform into reality has been an amazing experience. Today, about a year after the competition, I am still in close contact with Carmit Oron and Dr. Lee Recht, both of whom have become my mentors.
Adi Yehezkeli, 2020 Competition Winner
Co-Founder & CEO,
We'd love to hear from you!
From the Media
Women of AgriFood Nation competition encourages female-led tech companies
The food-tech industry is growing significantly with a sharp increase in investments in Israel and around the world, so this is the opportunity for women to enter the field.
The company, led by Ifat Hammer, develops technology to extend the shelf life of fresh food products