Monday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Applications Now Being Accepted

IFTNEXT Start-Up Alley, now bigger and better than ever, is where you can meet one-on-one with a leading group of future-forward entrepreneurs developing some of the most innovative products and solutions in the food science industry.

Space is limited and has reached maximum capacity the last 2 years. Applications are accepted until all spots are filled. The exhibitor package participation fee is $750 and includes the following:

  • Dedicated, branded kiosk in a prominent location on the IFT Food Expo floor with electric and internet drops
  • Pitch opportunity at IFTNEXT stage
  • Company recognition in marketing promotions to IFT19 attendees and broader food audiences, and on-site at the IFT19 event
  • Access to IFT media list before, during and after the IFT annual meeting
  • (2) Full access passes to IFT19; includes educational sessions, presentations and IFT Food Expo access (1,000+ food industry companies)
  • Travel and lodging expenses are NOT included.

Interested in Exhibiting in IFT19 Start-up Alley? Go here:

Start-Up Alley is a part of the IFTNEXT program. To be considered, the product or service must be representative of IFTNEXT. The product or service:

  1. Demonstrates an innovative product filling a gap or new solution to a problem that is in or impacts the broad realm of the food industry 
  2. Uses science, creativity, and new thinking that offers a disruptive approach to an existing product category related to the food industry


  • The startup company’s primary business focus needs to be in food or food technology related domains.
  • Wholly owned, registered entity and not a subsidiary of another company.
  • The company must have a finished, available, in market product or service.
  • Founded within the past 5 years.
  • Have never exhibited at the annual IFT event.