FOODLOGICA is now even COOLER! – foodmaker inc

Both figuratively and literally, FOODLOGICA just got COOLER. With groundbreaking refrigerated solar e-trikes, we’re able to take on new clients, new orders and make an overall bigger impact on sustainable urban transport.

That’s right. We’ve wanted this for a long time, and now it’s here. Our first refrigerated solar e-trikes are ready to transport food through Amsterdam’s canals from September 20th onwards!

Our extra fresh, all-new and super cool e-cruisers have a patented suspension system and Italian frame supporting a big, lightweight Dutch refrigerated box. The bike will be presented at the Automechanika in Frankfurt on September 14th, then return to Amsterdam for operation.

This crazy cool advancement in FOODLOGICA’s fleet comes at a time of fruitful growth, following a solid win at PwC’s Social Impact Lab 2016.

The future is fresh, cool and emission free with FOODLOGICA.

FOODLOGICA WINS PWC’S SOCIAL IMPACT LAB 2016 (WITH VIDEO) – foodmaker inc

After two rounds of intensive review, jury deliberation and final pitches, we are excited to announce that FOODLOGICA is a PwC Social Impact Lab 2016 winner!

With 75 enterprises registered in this challenge for start-ups with a social purpose, there were only six in the final pitches on 27 June. FOODLOGICA and two other winners received two years of close guidance, use of PwC’s office facilities, and a chance to get up to €50,000 in funding.

WHAT IS PWC’S SOCIAL IMPACT LAB?

Business hasn’t been what it used to be for a while. And the ways in which people can and do impact our world through business continues to evolve with stronger and more meaningful results. Amidst this revolution, the entrepreneurial playing field is filling fast, with bright ideas, hard work and zealous dedication powering positive initiatives.

PwC’s Social Impact Lab selects start-ups with a social purpose from this growing entrepreneurial crowd, bringing them together in a challenge to gain support in delivering the greatest positive impact to our cities, communities, country, and world.

Ad van Gils, Executive Board member of PwC and chairman of the jury, said* “We are committed to social enterprises because we are convinced that they are the future, and because they still could use a helping hand in their development. What the winners of this challenge have in common is that they have developed a clever concept that will substantially contribute to solving important problems. They therefore appeal directly to our own purpose. We can learn a lot from them and look forward to working together.” (*Quote translated from Dutch.)

MORE ON THE FINAL EVENT AND WINNERS

Learn about the three winners – FOODLOGICA, 100weeks and Butterfly Housing – and PwC’s relationship with social entrepreneurs: Read the article on finals and winners.

And, capture the energy that transpired in the final event in this video:

MORE ON FOODLOGICA?

If you don’t already know what FOODLOGICA is, it’s the cleanest last-mile urban logistics company out. Using solar-powered electric e-trikes retrofitted with custom cargo boxes, our team works with select local businesses to transport food fresh, fast and clean in the city, while introducing better practices and connecting producers, purveyors and consumers more closely.

Why? Because supporting sustainable food does not deliver the social and environmental benefits you hope – unless the transport is also sustainable. And because petrol-powered, emissions-spitting vans dominate inner city food transport for small businesses. This means thousands of vans are clogging streets and causing noise and air pollution to deliver a small amount of goods.

FOODLOGICA stepped (rolled?) in to change this, and we are. Winning PwC’s Social Impact Lab challenge gives us a boost to better position ourselves in the market, increase operations and intensify our impact.

For more, go to the FOODLOGICA website.

FOODLOGICA JOINS INNOLEAPS’ FOOD HACK WEEKEND – foodmaker inc

InnoLeaps and the Youth Food Movement designed the Food Hack Weekend Pitch Event under their Food Ecosystem Accelerator program to help early-stage start-ups and advanced SMEs grow through training, knowledge share and a chance to win greater support.

In today’s cities, you can’t escape the forward-thinking food scene. In cafés, restaurants, streets and supermarkets, novel food initiatives are manifest. This is great; the agri-food sector is undergoing a radical overhaul, but in an age of technology, ideas and fresh cultural evolvement, certainly we can do more.

InnoLeaps and the Youth Food Movement also think so, and put together the Food Ecosystem Accelerator to do something about it. Their goal is to enable next-generation food business. The Food Hack Weekend Pitch Event is dedicated to supporting this process.

NEXT-GEN BUSINESSES PITCH FOR NEXT-LEVEL SUCCESS

Over three intensive days, 10 selected superstar teams will work with expert mentors and entrepreneurial food leaders. Teams ranging from early-stage start-ups to advanced SMEs will delve deep into a program of keynote speeches, workshops, lectures and diverse training designed to help them transform their business ideas into scalable business propositions – or to scale up already-growing operations.

On the final day, Sunday 12th June, the event will culminate with a public pitch event. An all-star jury will select only one team, which will receive full support from InnoLeaps and the Youth Food Movement to grow their idea further.

JOIN THE PITCH EVENT 12 JUNE IN AMSTERDAM

Come catch some of the most inspiring food entrepreneurs Amsterdam has to offer pitch, meet experts, have a drink, and root for FOODLOGICA! (All this before our pitch at the PwC Social Impact Lab finals!)

Opening with walk in and drinks at 14:30, the award ceremony will take place at 17:00, promptly followed by drinks and networking at 17:30.

For full program, info, location and to reserve your place, see here.

IS YOUR COMPANY SUSTAINABLE? FOODLOGICA OFFERS SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CONSULTING – foodmaker inc

FOODLOGICA is a logistics company designed to be 100% off-grid, using solar powered e-trikes to deliver food with select local food businesses. From growing FOODLOGICA, its leaders are ready to help any business become (more) sustainable, and improve the city while at it. Interested?

After more than a year of experience in the streets, FOODLOGICA has now developed into the easy, trusted choice for GOOD local food brands – brands that not only share sustainability goals as a mission, but also look into efficient and tangible solutions for supply and delivery options. In building and growing this off-grid company, we have gained the experience and knowledge to help any company take the necessary steps to become sustainable. We are ready to help anyone – to not only advance their company, but also to make the city better while at it. Are you interested? Write to info@foodlogica.com to learn more about switching towards more sustainable solutions.

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