The process

#1 Application phase

BoortmaltX was launched with one simple goal: To unlock the power of malt. To accomplish this goal, the accelerator program aims to leverage Boortmalt’s global resources and industry expertise and partner with cutting-edge food tech startups to revolutionise the use of malt-related ingredients - all with a focus on sustainability and innovation.


July 2024 - November 2024

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#2 Initial Screening

We review the applications and select a group of startups for the preliminary pitch to the Boortmalt R&D team.


October - November 2024

#3 First Pitch

Chosen startups present their proposals to a small jury in a 15-minute pitch session, followed by a 45-minute Q&A with the Boortmalt team.

Pitch dates

November 2024

#4 Pitch Preperation

Work with the BoortmaltX program manager and startup studio team to polish your pitch for the final presentation.


November 2024

#5 Final Pitch

The top 10 startups pitch to Boortmalt’s executive committee and CEO to proceed in the program.

Pitch date

Date may vary based on the availability of the CEO

#6 Pilot Project

Selected startups partner with BoortmaltX to test, implement and scale their concepts.

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