Upcycling technology is the theme of Tyson Venture's Demo Day scheduled for July.
The venture capital arm of Tyson Foods is seeing applications focused on technologies to help Tyson Foods and the industry as a whole meet sustainability goals. Startups can apply online through May 1 and those selected to participate will be invited to pitch in person at the second annual Tyson Demo Day on July 11 at Tyson Food's headquarters in Springdale.
"We're embracing the circular economy and putting waste to work," Tyson Ventures President and Tyson Foods executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer John R. Tyson said in a Wednesday statement. "At Tyson Foods, this means reimagining and reusing materials and working to reduce our environmental footprint."
After Tyson Demo Day, up to six startups will be invited to potentially work with Tyson Foods. Last year 120 startups from more than 20 countries applied and 20 finalists pitched at Demo Day.