DICA Is Calling All DrinkTech Startups Looking To Accelerate Their Business

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The Drink Innovation Campus (DICA) is looking for early- and medium-stage startups to join its 6-months exclusive program. Apply by 8 November to meet industry partners & receive expert coaching!

From ingredients and drinks to logistics and new beverage experiences – innovations are changing the beverage industry. The Drink Innovation Campus was founded as a unique accelerator program to address these emerging opportunities & support the founders’ passion for change.

DrinkTech: Logistics, Packaging, Ingredients, Drinks & Beverage Experiences

DICA offers startups active support for a 6 month period to develop their innovation & business models. Moreover, innovation partners from the industry are available for intensive exchange and possible cooperation throughout the program.

The program is open to all early-stage and newly founded startups within the beverage industry. Interesting solutions include:

  • Logistics
  • Packaging
  • Digital Applications
  • Sustainability
  • Personalization
  • Drink Experiences

Benefits: Co-Creation, Networking & €2k Funding

At DICA, startups receive funding and coaching from SCE, one of Germany’s best entrepreneurship centers, and effective networking opportunities in the beverage industry. With the methods of startup development and approaches of co-creation, completely new ways can be taken and essential questions about the future design of the beverage industry can be addressed.

“We offer startups a space for encounters with industry executives allowing to gain knowledge about the current market, explore cooperation possibilities and to obtain industry insights. In addition, DICA offers a very unique coaching program as well as a support budget,” adds Jérôme Hamacher, DICA’s Program Manager.

6 Months Of Expert Coaching & Workshops

Here’s what you can expect from the Germany-based program:

  • Workshop “Start @ DICA”: 2 days in Munich to sharpen your business idea, network & get to know the coaches as well as the first 1.000EUR in funding.
  • Coaching Phase: Personal or virtual exchange with experts from SCE & the industry to develop milestones
  • Workshop “Half-Time”: Follow-up on milestones & the progress in business development plus additional funding of 1.000EUR.
  • Coaching Phase
  • Workshop “Becoming DICA Alumni”: Preparing for Investor Pitches, presenting your achievements & discussing the next steps.

To join the next batch apply by 8 November!




The DICA is supported by its innovation partners: the Hassia-Group, Inside-Drinks, Symrise, and Veltins. The SCE (Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship) adds its expertise in startup support and innovation methods to the competences of DICA’s partners.



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