After competing with hundreds of innovative food startups from around the world, Clever Fruit Products (“Clever”) is one of ten companies selected to join the Startupbootcamp (“SBC”) FoodTech Tasmania Accelerator. With more industry-focused acceleration programs than any other organization, SBC’s FoodTech Tasmania Accelerator is the very first to have a focus on fermented solutions.

Taking place mid-July in Launceston, Australia, the intense 12-week program is designed to accelerate the growth of industry-changing technology solutions and their efforts towards the advancement of a circular economy. Participation in this program will provide Clever access to tailored support from industry leaders, investors, and SBC’s corporate partners, including the Tasmanian Government, Asahi Beverages, and Treasury Wine Estates.

“SBC’s commitment to advancing innovation in fermentation, coupled with the investment’s underway in Tasmania, such as the AUS 7.5m Fermentation Hub and industry partners with production facilities, we knew it was an ideal fit,” says Sean Sears, CEO of Clever. “ I want to thank everyone in the ecosystem of Startupbootcamp and also acknowledge the Tasmanian Government’s vision of a food system focused on sustainability and ingredient transparency. Clever shares this vision; one we all need to embrace if we want to support ourselves, our economies, and the planet.”

“These groundbreaking technologies and solutions are a great snapshot of the opportunities of the circular economy and the future of agrifood manufacturing,” says Anna Barlow, SBC Partner of Food Innovation. “We are really proud to support some of the best global FoodTech Start-ups to develop and scale innovative solutions addressing real industry issues and opportunities, which will drive the Food industry forward.”

Clever is a developer of fermented fruit ingredients for consumer brands who make
functional foods and beverages, supplements, and nutraceuticals. Its mission is to enhance the health of society by increasing the potency of antioxidant-rich fruit through
fermentation. Its first product is based on the world’s leading superfruit, the blueberry.

Founded in Copenhagen in 2010, Startupbootcamp is a global network of accelerator programs with locations in many key strategic hubs around the world. SBC runs over 20 accelerator programs every year providing growth-stage startups with direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, partners and investors in their industry.

During an intense 3-month accelerator program, selected startups receive hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, seed funding and access to a global and local network of investors with the ultimate goal of scaling their businesses and becoming industry-leading companies.

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