In 2017 F&A Next hosts FoodBytes! F&A Next will increase your insight in the full depth and breadth of the food and agriculture innovation landscape with a programme brimful with key note speakers, academic experts, industry leaders addressing the latest developments, trends and research results. With FoodBytes! F&A Next provides aspiring start-ups and scale-ups ready to reach for the sky with an international pitching platform aiming to bring new ideas + capital to the plate. Pairing creativity with capital FoodBytes!, as a pitching format a start-up itself, has seen a boom in development since its inception early 2015. Originating from innovation hotbed San Francisco, FoodBytes! has one simple mission in mind – to find the most innovative and ground-breaking concepts in food and agriculture, and pair that creativity with the capital needed to bring it to market. After the first two events in San Francisco, Foodbytes! expanded into other regions within the US; Boulder in Colorado and Brooklyn, New York, offering over a hundred food and ag startups access to knowledge, networks and potentially finance. Late last year Foodbytes! ventured beyond the US borders for the first time. The pitching format was an integral part of the international Farm to Fork Summit in Sydney, Australia. And this May for the first time in Europe; Foodbytes! will be hosted by F&A Next offering start-ups in food and agriculture an international stage for their innovative business models.