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Ficosterra | X-Europe Startup Interview

Welcome to our X-Europe startup interview series. We have virtually sat down with a number of our founders from past cohorts to hear all about their solutions, vision for the future, and what made them tick during our X Europe programme. So whether you are a deep tech founder looking for startup support, an eagle-eyed investor, or simply interested in the possibilities that technology can bring to society, then we welcome you to take a read. Please meet Ficosterra, a startup developing seaweed-based biostimulants that increase crop fertility.

Can you briefly explain what your solution is all about? What’s unique about it?

Seaweed-based biostimulants that increase crop fertility and biofertilizers that restore soil health.


How can your solution impact the AgriTech sector?

By improving crop yield and reduce mineral fertilizers´ negative impact on the environment.


What’s the biggest milestone your startup has achieved so far, and what challenges are you still trying to overcome?

Biggest milestone: Open Joint Venture in Mexico

Challenge: make our products present in international markets


How has X-Europe helped you during the past few months?

In several ways: Namely, improve pitching and concentrate on niche markets.


After joining and benefiting from the services X-Europe has provided/will provide to you, what next steps do you envision?

Open joint venture in the US.


What advice would you give to an entrepreneur trying to pave his/her way in the AgriTech sector?

Establish a beach-head customer/crop and expand from there to other customers.


What’s unique about the X-Europe programme?

A great combination of different nationalities contribute to enriching the vision of the Agtech all over Europe



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