FoodStarter 2019 has wrapped up with a blast! The winner is Ananda Simply Wholefoods with the Italian influenced chili vegan sausage. 

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FoodStarter 2019 Winner

Ananda Simply Wholefoods at FoodStarter 2019

The Prize Package

One lucky food and beverage startup wins guaranteed placement of their product in New World supermarkets across the South Island!

That same lucky winner also gets a business acceleration package worth more than $75,000 which includes:

New World Support

Go to market, sell-in, and sell-throgh strategy support provided by the New Zealand category, merchandising and retail teams and guaranteed distribution and retail space in New World South Island stores. 

Expert Startup Support  

Provided by the startup activator team at the Ministry of Awesome alongside experienced mentorship from Christchurch's dynamic startup ecosystem.


A Canterbury HQ for one year 

At Te Ōhaka - Centre for Growth & Inovation where you'll love the surroundings and constant opportunities for collaboration with other like-minded entrepreneurs. 


Specialist Support

Provided by FoodSouth who are experts in food and beverage product development, scale-up, and helping you to grow your business and make connections. 


Design and Marketing Genius

Provided by Strategy Creative one of Australasia's leading creative agencies.



Media Coverage

Ongoing national, South Island and Regional PR, marketing and media opportunities via Stuff and your association with FoodStarter competition.


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