Fight Food Waste: From Idea to Business Model

Do you want to create your own social business to reduce food waste? Come to the Masterclass Innovation Weekend on Friday 26, Saturday 27, and Sunday 28 of August and learn how to do it! Register now on this page!

During the Masterclass, we help you understand the dynamics behind food waste and build your own sustainable startup to reduce it in just one weekend. So are you creative and entrepreneurial? Do you want to take concrete action to fight food waste? Then you came to the right place.

Why participate? Reducing food waste has an enormous environmental, ecological and financial impact. WIN, WIN, WIN!


Build your sustainable startup in an action-filled weekend that takes you through the following steps:

EXPERIENCING. What is food waste, why does it occur? Discover it for yourself during a learning journey.

INSPIRATION. Who are the innovators and entrepreneurs that make fighting food waste their daily activity? You will meet them, learn about their business models and get inspired by their stories.

IDEATION. Find possible solutions to food waste and present it. Teams are formed around the best ideas and are coached by entrepreneurs and thematic experts.

PITCHING. Present your business ideas to a jury of experts. The winners receive a tasty prize and visibility.

ACTION. All teams elaborate, test, and implement your idea during three months (September-November) with the help of expert coaches. They present their idea at a huge event in December. Read more about the process here


We are looking for you!

You have a concrete business idea to reduce food waste or you are a creative or entrepreneurial young person who wants to design an idea or join a team

Even though we aim for people between 18-35, there are no strict age limits.

The Challenge is taking place from Friday 26 August 18h30 to Sunday 28 August 18h30 at Don Bosco Jeugdverblijfcentrum Groot-Bijgaarden:
Hendrik Placestraat 46,
1702 Groot-Bijgaarden.

 To register, click here.

How can I join Food Waste Challenge Leuven?

  •  Think about a business idea to reduce food waste. Get inspired here.
  • Register through this link – choose which traject you want to follow (bread surplus, consumer waste, crop losses).
  • Pay your participation fee ( including food and accommodation): 35€ for students or people looking for a job, 50€ for working people via bank transfer. The Minformation will follow in a email after registering.


Food Waste Challenge Leuven is made possible with the financial support of the Provincie Vlaams-Brabant and Fonds Duurzame Materialen en Energiebeheer, managed by the Koning Boudewijn Foundation.

Food Waste Challenge Leuven is organised FSE Network and Act4Change. Read more about the entire programme here