Webinar: FoodStarter competition - how to put together a strong entry!

Event Date: 13 Jan 2021

This event is finished. Did you miss it? You have some options...

It was amazing and the feedback is incredible, so take some time now and check it out.

  1. View the Facebook livestream here
  2. Check out the FoodStarter webinar presentation here


The search for New Zealand's most innovative food and beverage products is underway! Could it be your product? This webinar will help you put forward a strong entry for the competition.

About this event

This interactive online webinar hosted by the New Zealand Food Innovation Network is a quickfire 30min session for small grocery suppliers or early stage food and beverage entrepreneurs who are considering entering FoodStarter 2020.

Presenter Tracey Sheehy from FoodSouth has judged previous FoodStarter events and will help you gain a better understanding of what makes a good entry, followed by an interactive Q&A session with event partner, Foodstuffs to cover any questions not covered in the FAQ section at foodstarter.co.nz.

Getting a new product to market requires passion, dedication and the ability to overcome hurdles on a regular basis. The good news is the NZ Food Innovation Network team is here to support you every step of the way. Our teams at FoodSouth in Canterbury and the FoodBowl in Auckland will help the two winners scale up their product to take full advantage of the prize package.

FoodStarter 2020 is a competition run by Foodstuffs and Te Ōhaka, in conjunction with the New Zealand Food Innovation Network and other partners. With a prize package of over $240,000 and the opportunity to have your product ranged on New World shelves nationwide, it’s a unique opportunity to accelerate the growth of your innovative food or beverage product.

From farmers market to supermarket - meet last year's winner

Check out this informative story about last year's FoodStarter winner, Ananda Simply Wholefoods (pictured below) and the journey they took to scale up to get their product on all New World South Island shelves.