Coming summer 2024

Discover our
accelerator program

BoortmaltX believes in a future where fermentation, malting and related technologies replace chemicals and animal proteins, providing natural food & cosmetic solutions that benefit the environment and consumers

Applications for the BoortmaltX Accelerator Program will open in July 2024. Interested in collaborating before that time? Reach out to us!

Collaborate with BoortmaltX
Pilot stage

From Concept
to Reality

During the pilot phase we guide you from an early stage idea to your first product demo.
Discover the key milestones
up to
50K
Convertibles
for
6%
equity
6 to 9 months
Innovation
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Validation
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Prototype
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Beta launch phase

Ensuring
Product-Market Fit

You have a product demo, great. In the Launch phase we prepare a go-to-market strategy, deep dive into financial scenarios, refine your product and get ready to close our first sales.
Discover the key milestones
up to
250K
Convertibles
equity based on
future
validation
6 to 9 months
Market
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Desirability
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Business case
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Scale phase

Your Path to Sustainable Growth

After successfully completing the beta launch phase, you will have the opportunity to present your pitch to both the Boortmalt management team and a  selected panel of Food tech venture capitalists. If selected, you could secure additional capital exceeding EUR 1.5 million.
up to
1.5M
equity based
equity based on
future
validation
12 to 16 months
Growth
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Sustainability
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Profitability
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Key Milestones

Pilot stage
Beta launch phase
February, 2025

Program intake

The purpose of this session is to ensure alignment on expectations, familiarize you with Boortmalt, introduce your support team, and foster connections with other participating startups.
March, 2025

Technology readiness level sprint

Based on the product intake deep dive on your product concept and technology readiness level (TRL) in order to determine the key assumption of your project and design and plan the experiment game-plan for the coming week.
May until September, 2025

Lab use & weekly check-ins

Recurrent use of Labs to improve the TRL of your product and validate key assumption and weekly syncs with mentors to keep project focus and sync

Product & business intake

Thoroughly analyze your product and customize the support provided by Boortmalt, including access to labs and facilities, to meet your specific needs.
February, 2025

Business acceleration track

Tap into the expertise of the business experts by using your virtual wallet. You can choose which areas of your startup to work on during a 5-week sprint. Be it product validation, go-to-market strategies or financial modelling, the decision is yours to make.
May until June, 2025

Investment decision

Sum up & structure key finding of the pilot phase and get ready to pitch for a €50K investment.
September, 2025

Program intake

The purpose of this session is to ensure alignment on expectations, familiarize you with Boortmalt, introduce your support team, and foster connections with other participating startups.
February, 2025

Product & business intake

Thoroughly analyze your product and customize the support provided by Boortmalt, including access to labs and facilities, to meet your specific needs.
February, 2025

Technology readiness level sprint

Based on the product intake deep dive on your product concept and technology readiness level (TRL) in order to determine the key assumption of your project and design and plan the experiment game-plan for the coming week.
March, 2025

Business acceleration track

Tap into the expertise of the business experts by using your virtual wallet. You can choose which areas of your startup to work on during a 5-week sprint. Be it product validation, go-to-market strategies or financial modelling, the decision is yours to make.
May until June, 2025

Lab use & weekly check-ins

Recurrent use of Labs to improve the TRL of your product and validate key assumption and weekly syncs with mentors to keep project focus and sync
May until September, 2025

Investment decision

Sum up & structure key finding of the pilot phase and get ready to pitch for a €50K investment.
September, 2025
September, 2025

Beta launch program kick-off

Align all participants on the program, scope and signing the term sheet with the startup
October 2025 until February 2026

Product launch sprint

Work beyond product demo to be client ready. Work with Boortmalt experts to check health regulation, taste and experiment with different production processes to ready at scale
March, 2026

Product roadmap freeze

Consolidate experiment results and production process exploration into a clear and structured product map able to inform your scale phase

Business model sprint

Deep dive into your products key business assumptions, target audience and financial plan
All of September, 2025

Go-to-market sprint

Determine best performance target audience, determine product positioning, first customer acquisition costs and go to market channels
November, 2026

Product roadmap freeze

Consolidate product and business learning to look for investors and raise 1.5M+ f
March, 2026

We may have already
answered some questions

Pilot stage
Beta launch phase
What are key dates?
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What is expert support?
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What is business support?
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What are the conditions for receiving funding in the Pilot Stage?
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Where does the accelerator program take place?
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Are there any specific requirements for my startup?
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What is a convertible note?
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Does the company need to be incorporated?
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Do I have to be full-time on the project?
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How does the R&D support work?
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What are key dates?
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What is product market fit?
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What is expert support?
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What is business support?
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What are the conditions for receiving funding in the Launch Phase?
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Am I assured the €250K investment in the Launch Stage, if I take part in the Pilot Stage?
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Do I have to pass though the pilot program in order to apply for the launch program?
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Do I need to be in Antwerp?
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Are there any specific requirements for my startup?
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Does Boortmalt sponsor visas to move to Belgium?
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Are there limits to how I can spend the EUR 250K?
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What is a convertible note?
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Meet our mentors

Irina Bolat

Boortmalt Group innovation manager
PHD in  Industrial Biotechnology
Bio

Christian De Catelle

Venture builder with 4+ years of experience
Two-time start-up founder with corporate venturing expertise: finding synergies between corporates and start-ups for 5 years; making sure all stakeholders are collaborating in the best possible way

Olivier De Borger

Marketing specialist with 3+ years of experience
Seasoned growth marketeer, passionately helping ventures become renowned brands in their markets. Supported the growth of multiple (sustainable) startups and is currently the Head of Marketing for an Innovation and Entrepreneurship conference in Belgium.
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