Barry and Pete were excited when AgKonect was announced as a finalist in the FoodTrack venture program by Maersk Growth and Rockstart. They spent a month in Summer 2018 in Copenhagen, learning Lean startup methodology from mentors and experts, with nine other startups around the world. At the final Demo Day, AgKonect pitched to develop a solution to solve logistics inefficiencies in the banana global export trade, which costs Maersk and the banana industry tens of millions of dollars annually. AgKonect is working on commercialising this solution. We use our learnings in all our business, concentrating on listening to clients, identifying pain points and developing solutions that are fit for purpose.
A further benefit of participating in FoodTrack was the chance to make friends amongst the other startups. We hope to develop linkages with several of them.
We highly recommend to other startups involved in food waste to apply to future editions of FoodTrack.