The deadline to submit your entry is April 7, 2023

As major universities look to spin-out and license key discoveries, global food and pharma businesses open up venture funds and external innovation programs and incubators to draw innovative entrepreneurs into their orbit – there are rich pickings for probiotic, prebiotic and microbiome pioneers in search of money, experience and a global platform for their ideas. But how can you win in a competitive environment?

NutraIngredients-USA is on the hunt for entrepreneurial consumer-facing, science or technology based start-ups to join them at the Probiota Americas in Chicago in June 2023.

If selected as a Probiota Pioneer by our scientific and editorial panel, you will receive:

  • A full delegate place giving you access to the full program including all presentations and networking sessions – your chance to connect with some of the biggest names in pre and probiotics and the microbiome
  • A place on the event program, taking part in the startup panel live on stage
  • Your business banding on the Start-up Hub situated within the networking area at the IPA World Congress + Probiota, giving you a base to network from or meet new connections
  • Coverage in NutraIngredients-USA including preview articles and your opportunity to appear in multimedia coverage of the event.

To enter you will need to provide the following information: Profile of your company and its innovative product or technology (max 500 words) Overview of the scientific or technology basis of your company including the history of the scientific research or technology development (max 500 words) Links to your website and relevant scientific publications and/or patent filings


To qualify as a Probiota Pioneer, your business must have been established in the last four years, be a consumer-facing company and have a solid scientific basis on which your company is founded.

The closing date for entries is April 7, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Rhynes