The Food Innovation Center at Rutgers has built a strong network of business, industry, local, state and federal organizations that we work with, and we are always looking to expand our strategic partnerships.
FIC Investor Engagement
At the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers, we understand the importance of investors in food startups. Our investor network is deep and we ensure that our clients have access to and are ready to pitch to investors. There are many ways in which our innovation center is engaging the investor community, although we do not provide funding for our clients.
The FIC is often represented at numerous state, national and international events that are typically attended by the venture capital and corporate investment community. This brings awareness to the FIC, and that it is essentially a mechanism and catalyst for deal flow to the venture community. Further engagement of funding organizations includes their participation at FIC workshops and training sessions as speakers, panelists or facilitators.