Hargol FoodTech Wins Agro Innovation Lab Competition

Hargol FoodTech CEO Dror Tamir and COO Ben Friedman

Congratulations to Hargol FoodTech (formerly Steak TzarTzar), winners of the Agro Innovation Lab start-up competition, which was held in Vienna, Austria. CEO Dror Tamir (left) and COO Ben Friedman are all smiles after the competition.

Editor’s note: News about Hargol’s win appeared in Israel21c.

Edible grasshopper startup hops to top at int’l contest

Makers of Steak TzarTzar best 30 other finalists for a spot in Austria’s Agro Innovation Lab and an investment from the lab’s parent company.

By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c (16 August 2016)

Hargol FoodTech, the Israeli company developing Steak TzarTzar — high-protein grasshoppers — emerged victorious among 30 finalists chosen to present their budding food technologies at the recent Agro Innovation Lab startup competition held in Vienna, Austria.

The competition attracted 160 applications from 49 countries.

Agro Innovation Lab, a new accelerator for startups and entrepreneurs, is a subsidiary of Austrian agriculture multinational corporation RWA.

As the winner, Hargol FoodTech will receive initial investment from RWA, which will become a shareholder and will join Israel’s Trendlines Group, an Israeli innovation commercialization company, as an investor. (Earlier this year, Bayer and Trendlines announced their $10 million, five-year Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund.)

Read the full article on Israel21c.

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