It has been almost a year since Foodvalley NL announced a partnership with ScaleUp Accelerator program to start using the facilities of the World Food Center. The program of Foodvalley Accelerator focuses specifically on scale-ups in the agri-food sector. Dutch companies with a scalable product or service and a turnover of at least 100,000 euros.
The first participants started in April and the first results can now be shared. Marian Peters, CEO of New Generation Nutrition (NGN) followed the Foodvalley Accelerator program this year to steer the rapid growth of its company in the right direction. "Participation forces you to make clear choices."
Knowledge about insects
NGN, based in Den Bosch, develops new applications with insects and at the same time focuses on knowledge development. "We want to build an insect chain and accelerate developments in this sector," says Peters, who founded the company in 2012 together with her then business partner Marleen Vrij. & #8220; We have a coordinating role in the sector. "
In just seven years, NGN has grown from a two-person to a company with fourteen employees, various products and projects in Europe and Africa. In order to continue to steer this rapid growth in the right direction, Peters decided to participate in April this year Foodvalley Accelerator.
"This setup forces you to think about who you are and what you stand for," says the CEO, who is now halfway through the program. “You will be put into a thinking process for a longer period of time that you will never let go. That way you make well-considered, clear choices. "
Peters is also enthusiastic about the applicability of the tools she is offered during the program. “For example, we have adopted the one-to-one approach to daily team sessions. Our employees now know better what is expected of them and are encouraged to think along with each other ”, she illustrates. "I also learned how, together with our employees, we can examine our business processes."
The Foodvalley Accelerator helps companies achieve growth. A new group of entrepreneurs will start in 2020. Are you interested in participating?