The Women of Agrifood Nation aims to accelerate the growth of women-led ventures in the agrifood industry.
The competition’s purpose is to increase exposure for women-led technological ventures in the food and agriculture field and promote investment in such ventures.
The competition is an initiative of the ACT FoodTech organization and Israeli venture capital fund, COPIA, an agri food tech investor. ACT FoodTech assists agri food entrepreneurs in building and implementing business strategy in international markets.
The two organizations are leading the competition together for the second year, with the support of many of the leading partners in Israel and around the world including: Strauss, Tnuva, Amazon AWS, the world's largest snack maker Mondelez, and more.
"The extensive exposure in the social and professional networks and the media has generated a lot of interest in the company from investors, potential partners and customers. We are confident that this competition will open many doors and will help our company to accelerate and turn our innovation into a commercial product."
Yosefa Ben Cohen
"The encounters with the mentors during the preparation for the finals strengthened me more and more. Each of them has given me new value to my business and my confidence and understanding within what I do.”
Dr. Anna Melkov
CTO & Head of R&D
"I do not consider that being a woman is a restraint, weakness, or excuse. Sometimes I find myself in a conference room as the only woman present. My mentor told me that I should embrace and appreciate every woman I meet on the way, I think that’s the main lesson I’ve learned and I’m going to implement it on my journey."
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