Sent in an application for an accelerator on a whim with just an idea, and now I’m pitching in a week.

(Long time lurker, first time poster) A couple weeks ago, I came up with an idea in the real estate/insurance market. Ending up applying to mainly pre-accelerators for mentorship and guidance, however, applied to some accelerators as well.

Got rejected from the pre-accelerators and went back to studying for finals. To my absolute surprise, an accelerator scheduled a pitch with me for a week from now.

Kicker is I have no real traction, other than an idea and a plan of action for operation. I was transparent and let them know where I was at but I still would like to put my best foot forward.

Other than perfecting my pitch what else should I do to ensure I put my best foot forward? I’m thinking I should start with email sign-up collection, Facebook ads, etc and see where that gets me in a weeks time?

Would love to hear any suggestions about what I should do or any resources that could help.

Thanks in advance!

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Eat Just to sell lab-grown meat in Singapore after gaining “world first” regulatory approval

Eat Just will start offering lab-grown chicken meat in Singapore after gaining regulatory approval from the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). The cell-cultured chicken will eventually be produced under Eat Just’s new GOOD Meat brand through partnerships with local manufacturers and go on sale to restaurants before it is available to consumers.

No chickens were killed to obtain the cell line used to produce Eat Just’s cultured meat, global head of communications Andrew Noyes told TechCrunch. Instead, the process starts with cell isolation, where cells are sourced through methods that can include a biopsy from a live animal. After the cells are cultured, they are transferred into a bioreactor, fed with a proprietary mix of proteins, amino acids, minerals, sugars, salts and other nutrients and then harvested after they achieve enough density.

While there are plenty of other companies working on lab-grown meats using various techniques, Eat Just describes the Singapore government’s review and regulatory approval as a “world first.” The company said that during the approval process, it went through 20 productions runs of cell-cultured chicken in 1,200-liter bioreactors to prove the consistency of its manufacturing process. Eat Just also said no antibiotics were used and that its cultured chicken has an “extremely low and significantly cleaner microbiological content than conventional chicken.”

Noyes said the company is already working with a restaurant to add its GOOD Meat chicken to their menu, and hopes to announce a launch date soon.

In Eat Just’s announcement today, chief executive officer Josh Tetrick said, “Singapore has long been a leader in innovation of all kinds, from information technology to biologics to now leading the world in building a healthier, safer food system.”

The government is currently engaged in an initiative, called “30 by 30,” to produce 30% of the country’s food supply locally by 2030. Spearheaded by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), the initiative was prompted because Singapore currently imports over 90% of its food, which makes it vulnerable to export bans or the logistics issues highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. As part of “30 by 30,” the SFA and Agency for Science, Technology and Research has made $ 144 million SGD in research funding available.

Eat Just, whose other products include a plant-based egg substitute, announced last month it is partnering with Proterra Investment Partners Asia to launch a new Asian subsidiary. The partnership includes a factory in Singapore that received support from the government’s Economic Development board.

There are several factors driving demand for cultured meat and plant-based protein in Asian markets. The first is concerns about the safety of meat from slaughterhouses that gained momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic also highlighted vulnerabilities in the production and supply chain that can be potentially be avoided with lab-produced meat and meat alternatives.

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Going Broke? Taking a Job To Continue On? Are you just straight up struggling with the resources to build your idea?

Been there, done that, many times.

Out of that came the question that this is, "why we end up with not enough time to build most ideas?"…

Well, that seemed like a really broken system sitting there next to my 3D printer with all those concepts written out and book strewn across the workbench. Something had to be done about this. So, Bluprnt was the response from a group of founders and quant freindo's. End result => Linux for collaboration protocol wrapped by an incubator.

Join or Copy us is the rallying cry.

With such a desperate need for global innovation, we took this from the perspective of people that went to the college of "no sh$ %s given". So, straight up come build within or go build a copy node. Some people are like What da fa!@? Others just get it and we are growing fast.

Ya, we know this is not natural. However, whoever built anything disruptive, demonetizing, or completely out of the world by doing it the normal way?

In no uncertain terms, you can now build your ideas by helping others and out of that put your contribution to work on what you believe in.

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