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Meet Edgy Veggie

Publicerad: 22 februari, 2023 av Elida Cimic |

Edgy Veggie is a Malmö-based start-up that produces smart and sustainable seitan-based alternatives to meat. The vision is to create easily accessible and tasty alternatives that provide plenty of opportunities to try sustainable products without compromising. This is their story.

Hi Katarina Furin, CEO & Founder of Edgy Veggie, tell us a little about yourself, who are you? 

I’m a chemist at heart and have worked as one for a long time. I came in contact with seitan when I was in California 13 years ago. My family and I decided to not eat meat, to see how that would affect us. At that time vegan food started to bloom, and we tried a lot of different substitutes, but thought that seitan was the best. When we moved back to Sweden we couldn’t find seitan, so I decided to do it myself. 

What is Edgy Veggie and tell us about your products? 

We are three founders of Edgy Veggie that started the company in 2020. Our goal was to produce a seitan product in Sweden. It took almost a year of hard work, and some help along the way. When we were satisfied with our recipe and got in contact with a factory, we started selling it online. And then it all went really fast! We got our first products out in 30 stores in March 2022, and today we are in over 200 stores. I’m personally very proud of our journey. 

What is your vision for Edgy Veggie? 

Our vision is to be the biggest company with seitan products on the market. We want to introduce more products with high nutritional value.  

What is needed for SMEs like yours to succeed? 

Well, you can say that we are in the middle of a success story right now and we want to extend it. The sales are going well, but as a startup you always need to have capital. It is expensive to be small. 

How does your product contribute to the food system of the future? 

Our idea is to attract not only vegans and vegetarians. If we really want to make sustainable change, we need other people to come on board as well. To realise that they can eat all the food they like, even if they replace the meat. We can already see a positive effect due to the fact that our products have a similar structure as meat and high nutritional value. In addition to that, we use local products, local producer and contribute with job opportunities in the region. 

What does it mean to be part of Foodtech Innovation Network? 

The biggest benefit is that Foodtech Innovation Network attracts the right people and organisations needed for our business development. Giving us vital opportunities! That helps a lot. 

Foodtech Innovation Network has also managed to address topics that are important to us. Topics that move us forward. And finally, we have also got high value of meeting other startups who face the same struggles as we do. 

Meet Stacky’s

Publicerad: 21 februari, 2023 av Elida Cimic |

Stacky’s is a reaction to the fact that the food industry seems stuck in a never-ending loop to create fake meat. Stacky’s is smarter food, made from Swedish produce without any additives. This is their story.

Hi Mårten Göthberg, Sales Manager, and Stefan Olsson, Founder! What is Stacky’s and how did the company emerge?

The goals were clear: known ingredients, few or no additives, pre-flavoured and don’t focus on imitating meat.

We started out with a vision to make vegan food ”less fanatic” using humour, simple recipes and balanced content. We made a business out of it by importing a number of products from the UK, US and Germany and selling it online to Swedish customers. Our approach of being ”less fanatic” appealed to a number of people such as chefs and nutritionists. This was the starting point for Stacky’s!

Since we don’t want to imitate meat, the product needed to look different – if you see an apple and it doesn’t taste like an apple, you’ll get disappointed. So, the square shape we settled on is not only very effective and great branding, but it also makes people think when they see the product: What is this? How can I use it? And judge the taste and texture based on its own merits.

What is your vision for Stacky’s?

“World domination” – the potential for Stacky’s is huge and we now have a clear plan for growth and expansion – both in terms of products, packaging and market.

Good food available for everyone – that drives us.

What effect has the product on the food system and why is this important to you?

The challenge is to feed 8 billion people without destroying the planet. So, meat is not a viable option. And for the less than 10% who have made an active choice, there is a wide range of products – they are all green and have leaves and stuff on them.

We strongly believe that we need to shift towards plant-based much quicker and that Stacky’s is part of the solution. You could say that it’s low-tech, but by having a price point similar to meat, using whole and known ingredients, a branding that does not limit itself to vegans/vegetarians, we are able to make a difference in schools and other large kitchens now – not in 5-10 years.

Stacky’s is a smarter kind of food and one you can actually understand and more importantly – afford. This makes a huge difference when 8 billion people have to eat every day. Enabling each and every one of us to start taking small steps forward is way smarter than letting a tiny group of fanatic vegans make all the change. And with a red and loud branding – not green and subtle.

How do you benefit from meeting other entrepreneurs in the network?

Being able to exchange contacts in production, packaging etc is great. It’s going to take a long time before any of us are real competitors. Done right, the market is huge when we together make the change towards plant-based! Let’s work together towards that common goal as opposed to trying to keep secrets and do everything ourselves.

You attended the Foodtech Innovation Networks meeting with Region Skåne, how was that?

This was a huge opportunity for us to present Stacky’s to a very interesting customer towards our long-term goal of being part of 1% of the 3M public meals every day in Sweden. A very efficient and well-organized event as well.