GASTROTOPE MISSION


Seek creators of food, the chefs and farmers, who value gastronomy and sustainability, and help grow food and agriculture startups which will support such a vibrant ecosystem.

WHAT IS GASTROTOPE?

Established in 2017. Gastrotope is a catalyst/Farm to Fork accelerator which is a joint venture of 3 companies: Mistletoe, GSF India and Infobridge. Mistletoe is a Japanese investment firm founded by serial entrepreneur Taizo Son. GSF India is No.1 tech accelerator in India founded by serial entrepreneur Rajesh Sawhney. Infobridge is an Indo-Japan business consultancy firm which is a bridge between Japan and India.

OUR GOAL

Accelerate food producers (including Farmer, Fisher, Distributer) and Chefs who are looking for Leapfrog, and build the community which shares and continues updating recipes and methods of farming/fishing in order to create Food, Agriculture and Fishery for after 10 years and decades. Share problems through this activity, and strive for problem-solving by seeking and growing technology/Start-up which can solve them.

ACCELERATOR PROGRAM


FORTISSIMO

In 2018, Gastrotope started it's first “Farm-to-Fork” acceleration program called "Fortissimo" in association with Government of Andhra Pradesh. This program is open for ALL Farm-to-Fork sector startups (Agri/Food/Aqua-tech). We will choose 10 startups in one cohort. Starting from end of June in 2018, this 3 month program will provide startups with funding support up to 50 Lakhs for each startup, mentorship, network, facilities (such as office space etc in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh), and so on.

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EVENTS


Previous

Gourmet World Nights
December 2017
Evolution of Indian Farm to Fork Economy
February 2018

GASTROTOPE ECOSYSTEM


Gastrotope is a catalyst in the formation of a new farm to fork ecosystem, which is not only sustainable but also enriches the lives of billions. We believe that farmers are artists and chefs are curators of new experiences that new age consumers desire. We will support disruptive startups holistically by contributing people development education, setting agendas and networking the entrepreneurs who share the vision. And by finding a new path of success for the startups.

TEAM


Founders / Mentors

TAIZO SON

Founder

Mistletoe Inc

ATSUSHI TAIRA

Chief Growth Officer

Mistletoe Inc

RAJESH SAWHNEY

Founder CEO, GSF India

Founder CEO, InnerChef

NAHO SHIGETA

Founder CEO

Infobridge


Mentors

PRATIK BOSE

Managing Partner

Indian Angel Network

MARK KAHN

Founding Partner

Omnivore

THIRUKUMARAN NAGARAJAN

Founder CEO

Ninjacart

KENGO KITAURA

CEO

Agribuddy

ADITYA AGARWALLA

CoFounder

Kisan Network

SREERAM RAAVI

Founder MD

Eruvaka Technology

PARTNERS


Startup Partners

InnerChef

Ninjacart

AgriBuddy

Eruvaka

Kisan Network


Investor Partners

Omnivore Partners

Indian Angel Network

Bharat Innovation Fund

Let's Venture

Startup Buddy


Corporate Partners

Mistletoe

GSF Accelerator

AWS

Yes Bank

NEWS


GASTROTOPE PARTNERS WITH ANDHRA GOVT TO NURTURE AGRI STARTUPTS

Gastrotope announced that it has signed an agreement with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to create a 'Farm to Fork' ecosystem in Visakhapatnam.

ANDHRA GOVT TO NURTURE AGRI, FOOD-TECH STARTUPS

Gastrotope will focus on sustainable ideas and models in the 'farm-to-fork' value chain.

GASTROTOPE & ANDHRA GOVT TO INVEST $10 MN

The Applications For The Accelerator Programme Under The Agreement Are Now Open

$10 MN INVESTMENT IN STARTUPS IN FARM-TO-FORK SEGMENT: GASTROTOPE & ANDHRA GOVT

The two partners will now collaborate to provide the necessary infrastructure such as test fields for agriculture, incubation space and an acceleration programme.

CREATING A 'FARM TO FORK' ECOSYSTEM IN VISHAKHAPATNAM

AP Innovation Society will be coordinating and facilitating this project from the government’s side.

AGRIFOOD TECH ACCELERATOR GASTROTOPE LAUNCHES IN INDIA

Today's announcement follows the inauguration last month of Gastrotope's incubator office in Vizag by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

$10 MN INVESTMENT IN STARTUPS IN FARM-TO-FORK SEGMENT: GASTROTOPE & ANDHRA GOVT

Gastrotope partners with Andhra govt to nurture agri, food-tech startups

CREATING A 'FARM TO FORK' ECOSYSTEM IN VISHAKHAPATNAM

"Our vision to create the world's leading 'Farm to Fork' tech ecosystem right within India"

AGRIFOOD TECH ACCELERATOR GASTROTOPE LAUNCHES IN INDIA

The program aims to facilitate & nurture startups in agri-tech and food-tech spaces in AP

FORBES: MISTLETOE TIES UP WITH GSF ACCELERATOR

Mistletoe has tied up with GSF Accelerator and Infobridge, to launch startup accelerator Gastrotope.

BUSINESS STANDARD: GSF AND MISTLETOE SET UP AGRI-FOOD TECH ACCELERATOR 'GASTROTOPE'

Gastrotope aims to invest in startups in agriculture and food processing sector

LIVEMINT: TAIZO SON'S MISTLETOE, GSF INDIA TIE UP FOR START-UP INCUBATOR

Gastrotope aims to fix key food and farming industry problems through the new start-up incubator programme.