CLEAN MEAT. When it comes to betting on startups, Y Combinator knows how to pick some winners . Since it launched in 2005, the accelerator has provided seed funding and advice to several companies that went on to become household names, including Airbnb, Reddit, and Dropbox. Now, the company is ready to sink its teeth into a new challenge: help make plant-based and clean meat — edible protein grown from animal stem cells — mainstream. NOT YOUR AVERAGE STARTUP. On Wednesday, Y Combinator hosted the second day of demos for its Summer 2018 startups, and one of those, the Good Food Institute (GFI) , was pretty unique. It’s not a company per se — GFI is a nonprofit think tank that will itself act as an accelerator for startups in the plant-based and clean meat sector. It’s basically accelerator inception. Oncologists Are Freaking Out After True Cause Of Cancer Is Released GFI has its hands in pretty much anything that has to do with clean meat. It’s working with colleges to design clean meat-focused curriculums, launching a conference on the subject, and funding open-source research so that startups in the space can learn from each other’s work. GFI also […]


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