Funding Opportunity: Health and Wellness Challenge by 100+ Accelerator

About the Organization

Anheuser-Busch InBev, or AB InBev, is a multinational drinks conglomerate headquartered in Belgium. It’s the world’s largest beer brewer by both volume and revenue, operating more than 600 beer brands in 150 countries.

The 100+ Accelerator was launched by AB InBev in 2018 to help the company reach its ambitious sustainability goals faster by finding startups that could deliver breakthrough advancements across five key sustainability pillars—water stewardship, smart agriculture, circular packaging, climate action and upcycling. In its first two cohorts, more than half of the startups secured long term contracts with AB InBev. In 2021, The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company and Unilver joined AB InBev’s 100+ Accelerator to fund and pilot sustainable innovation in supply chains. In its first three cohorts, the 100+ Accelerator has worked with 70 startups in over 20 countries.

About the Grant

We invest in companies from Seed to Series B stage. The 100+ Accelerator delivers 6 months of remote programming and training to accelerate the collaboration and growth of cohort companies in addition to a pilot/alliance with our partner companies. You will receive support from a global team champion, access to mentor networks and up to $100K toward pilot execution.

We´re looking for startups that have solutions to the Health and Wellness challenge.

Help us increase the well-being of our people, consumers, and communities so they can fully participate in social, cultural, and recreational activities. We are looking for these type of solutions:

Care and Hygiene

  • Technologies or initiatives that promote hygiene and personal care
  • New delivery forms for Oral Care and Wellness beyond TP/MW (gels, patches, tablets, powders, others)
  • Oral Care solutions for underserved populations (diabetics, disabilities, rural, elderly, low-literacy, and lower socio-economic population)
  • Skin care health diagnostic and monitoring solutions
  • Consumer and professional Oral Care solutions for the prevention, treatment and monitoring of dental caries and periodontitis at-home and in-office (excludes restoration, bone regeneration)
  • At-home Oral Care Whitening Solutions to prevent tooth staining and to prolong tooth whitening treatment
  • Professional Oral Whitening solutions beyond tray and pen
  • Non-aluminum (aluminum alternatives) for sweat protection
  • Poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAs) alternatives for cosmetic products (facial cleansers)
  • Solutions for Scalp Health
  • Alternatives of Kojic acid and Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) for skin care peels
  • Non-invasive skin meso-therapy solutions
  • Quantified Health and Analytics: non-invasive oral and skin predictive and diagnostics/sensors (biomarkers, imaging/AI, devices)

Balanced Nutrition

  • Solutions that can support consumers in making smart food & drinks choices (e.g. AI powered)
  • Technologies or initiatives that promote hydration
  • Technologies or initiatives that promote affordable micronutrients
  • Technologies or initiatives that support feasible calorie reduction
  • Solution to improve the efficacy of health beneficial fractions from botanicals (e.g. delivery systems for natural antioxidants, immune supporting, anti-inflammatory, etc.)
  • Ambient probiotic that can survive and remain active through pasteurization & ambient shelf life
  • Solutions to help people conveniently customize/personalize RTD/RTE (Ready to Drink/Eat) products
  • Plant-derived alternatives to animal meat and dairy products
  • Natural ingredients which allow flavor enhancement whilst reducing salt inclusion
  • Natural ingredients which allow flavor enhancement whilst reducing sugar inclusion
  • Technologies and practices which increase nutritional value of agricultural ingredients; such as fruits, vegetables and spices
  • Upcycle plant protein through innovation and renovation

Community Wellness

  • Integrated telehealth/teledentistry platforms/patients and consumer engagement digital platforms

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