IFTNEXT START-UP ALLEY Another great way to promote your innovation

In addition to IFT’s Food Disruption Challenge competition, IFT also provides another great way to feature your start-up company to the large, targeted audience attending IFT’s annual event. This unique opportunity is called Start-Up Alley and at the fraction of the cost of a full exhibitor booth.

The IFTNEXT Start-up Alley is a unique opportunity for cutting-edge food entrepreneurs to showcase innovative products and ideas to a worldwide audience at IFT18, IFT’s annual meeting. IFT’s annual meeting is recognized as the world’s largest annual science of food event attracting over 20,000 professionals from more than 90 countries.

IFTNEXT Start-Up Alley Exhibitor package participation fee is $1,500 and includes the following:

  • Exclusive company recognition at the IFT18 annual meeting
  • Dedicated kiosk booth space in a prominent location on the IFT Food Expo floor
  • Company recognition in marketing promotions to IFT18 attendees
  • Access to IFT media list before, during and after the IFT annual meeting
  • Full access to IFT18 educational sessions, presentations and the IFT Food Expo (1,000+ food industry companies)
  • Personalized event schedule to maximize your IFT18 experience and address your growing business needs

Learn more about the IFTNEXT Start-Up Alley.

Secure your Start-Up Alley booth today!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to increase exposure and awareness of your company’s new product or service by participating in the IFTNEXT Start-up Alley event at the upcoming IFT18 annual meeting.

Contact Patrick Simmons at 312.604.0280 to learn more.

Connect with Other Food Disruptors

Join the IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge's Facebook group to stay-up-to-date with competition information, meet and share insights other entrepreneurs, and be informed about competition developments.


Be sure to reference our helpful FAQ webpage. Should you have any further questions about the competition, please direct them to fooddisruption@ift.org

IFTNEXT is Generously Supported by Ingredion Incorporated

IFTNEXT is generously supported by Ingredion Incorporated, IFT’s IFTNEXT Platinum Innovation Sponsor.

Ingredion Incorporated